publication . Article . 2009

Leaching behaviour of a glassy slag and derived glass-ceramics from arc-plasma vitrification of hospital wastes

Romero, Maximina; Hernández, M. S.; Rincón López, Jesús María;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: W.S. Maney & Son
  • Country: Spain
The arc-plasma vitrification of a hospital wastes containing metals and inorganic oxides yields to a leach-resistant glassy or vitreous slag, which can be environmentally safe for landfill disposal or could be transformed in glass-ceramic tiles with physical and mechanical properties similar to those showed by marketable products for building applications. Standard methods have been used for testing the leachability of elements from this new type of tiles. The water resistance was evaluated by the DIN 38414 S4 standard and the chemical durability of glass and glass-ceramics by the weight losses per surface unit, employing NaOH and HCl (5%) aqueous solutions, at ...
free text keywords: Waste vitrification, Glass-ceramics, Arc-plasma vitrification, Leaching behaviour
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