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bg-left-flaskEPA Compliance

There are Environmental Protection Agencies in one form or another all over Australia and New Zealand. For instance, in New South Wales the EPA monitors and enforces the various regulations that control the way concrete slurry is managed and disposed. Local Councils also set down conditions to control the way concrete slurry and groundwater are handled. The penalties for non-compliance are significant and the effect on the natural environment too great to ignore.

Many contractors still dispose of slurry and excess water in illegal ways but the with the Gelmaxx products the disposable of such waste has never been cheaper or easier. The Gelmaxx products have been developed in the USA where some of the toughest environment protection laws exist on the planet.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency enforces regulations to protect human health and the environment. By violating one of their laws, you can face up to $10,000 in fines. Gelmaxx is proud to say that they are USA EPA compliant and abide by their standards.

Gelmaxx USA iabides by these tests: Paint Filter 9095B      TCLP      Turbidity      TSS

 

Paint Filter 9095B Test

The test states that “If any portion of the material passes through and drops from the [paint] filter within the 5-min test period, the material is deemed to contain free liquids.” If there are no free liquids, it is safe to dispose of in the landfill.

ECO-QUICKgel turns waste water into a solid material that passes this test. If you would like to learn more about the Paint Filter 9095B test, please visit the USA EPA website

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TCLP means Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure

This is a sample method for chemical analysis used to simulate leaching in a landfill. In other words, the TCLP determines whether the liquid that excretes from the solids will carry any environmentally harmful substances.

Gelmaxx products pass the TCLP. If you would like to learn more about the TCLP, please visit the USA EPA website( link

 

2013-05-16_1357Turbidity

Turbidity refers to the how clear the water is when suspended solids are present. After the heavy material falls to the bottom, the extremely small particles tend to fall slowly or not at all.

However, the chemical formula of AQUAmaxx ensures that the small particles fall to the bottom quickly, making the water clear and ready to reuse.

If you would like to learn more about turbidity, please visit the USA EPA website( link

 

TSS means Total Suspended Solids

After separating the water from the suspended solids, the remaining material can be dried into a solid. This water separation can be performed with a filter or AQUAmaxx.

If you would like to learn more about TSS, please visit the USA EPA website( link

What our Customers Say:

“We no longer have to worry about maintaining a constant water source at the job-site”

quotesThe GelMaxx products help our company greatly. With AQUAmaxx we are now able to reuse the clean water from what would have been waste water back into our grinders. We no longer have to worry about maintaining a constant water source at the job-site. When we are done we love using Eco-QUICKgel to solidify the remains of slurry for fast disposal.”

-Pro Green Concrete Polishing – 05/2012

By using this product I can say that I save a lot of money and time

quotes“I have used the GelMaxx products on countless coring and cutting jobs. I can proudly say that Eco-QUICKgel is a wonderful product to use. Eco-QUICKgel allows me to solidify my slurry waste and throw it away in the job site dumpster. By using this product I can say that I save a lot of money and time”.

Strait-Line Cutting and Coring-06/2012

We love the Eco-QUICKgel and how simple it is to use

quotes“We have used GelMaxx products while polishing Terrazzo. We love the Eco-QUICKgel and how simple it is to use. We simply broadcast Eco-QUICKgel over the terrazzo slurry then squeegee it into a pile. After about 5-10 minutes the waste is solidified and we can throw it away in the dumpster. Eco-QUICKgel is defiantly a great product.”

-MSI Terrazzo grinding – 08/2012

Slurry no longer sticks to their disposal hampers or dumpsters

quotes“Allegheny has been polishing concrete for the past several years. We currently have six machines cutting and grinding. Without question wet grinding is more economical both with labor and extending the life of the diamonds we use. One negative to wet grinding is the slurry that remains. We’ve found that GelMaxx takes care of that issue. Simply sprinkle Eco-QUICKgel on a pile of slurry and 20 minutes later we are able to dispose of it as conventional waste. We also have found that we can leave larger piles and deal with them quickly giving us more real estate to polish. Some General Contractors have commented that with GelMaxx, slurry management is not an issue any more as the slurry no longer sticks to their disposal hampers or dumpsters.”

– Allegheny (Concrete Polishing) – 1/2013

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