Recovery testing of certain waste materials (Finnish Government Decree 843/2017)

The Finnish Government Decree on the Recovery of Certain Wastes in Earth Construction (843/2017) is specifying the conditions within which the use of certain waste in earth construction does not require an environmental permit in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act (527/2014). Measur provides its customers with all the analyzes required for waste recovery testing using methods in accordance with the Finnish Government Decree 843/2017.

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According to the Finnish Waste Act 646/2011, the waste holder must reuse or recover his waste. If this is not possible, the waste must be disposed of. Before the waste can be recovered, the total concentrations and solubility of certain analytes has to be determined. 

The Finnish Government Decree on the Recovery of Certain Wastes in Earth Construction (843/2017) is specifying the conditions within which the use of certain waste in earth construction does not require an environmental permit in accordance with the Finnish Environmental Protection Act (527/2014). This requires the measurement of a specific set of analyzes from the waste material. Decree 843/2017 defines the limits for each waste material and analysis, within which the waste material can be utilized in certain earth construction sites.

Measur Oy offers all analytical measurements required for waste materials recovery testing according to Finnish Government Decree 843/2017. Ask a quote for testing your sample now!


Pure concrete or pure brick:

Dry matter (%), leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), PAH compounds (mg/kg), PCB compounds (mg/kg), mineral oil, C10-C40 (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)


Concrete or brick with material distribution:

Dry matter (%), leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), PAH compounds (mg/kg), PCB compounds (mg/kg), mineral oil, C10-C40 (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)

Materials distribution, impurities and floating impurities


Fly ash from the combustion of coal, peat and wood based material; sands from fluidised beds:

Dry matter (%), leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg), PAH compounds (mg/kg)


Shredded tyres (from used tyres):

Dry matter (%),  PAH compounds (mg/kg)


Foundry sand:

Dry matter (%),  leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg), PAH compounds (mg/kg), BTEX compounds (mg/kg), phenolic compounds (mg/kg)


Slag from waste combustion:

Dry matter (%),  leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)


Asphalt and asphalt chippings:

Dry matter (%),  mineral oil, C10-C40 (mg/kg), PAH compounds (mg/kg)


Lime:

Dry matter (%),  leaching test (EN 12457-3:2002), soluble metals (As, Ba, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Mo, Ni, V, Pb, Sb, Se, Zn) (mg/kg), chloride, Cl (mg/kg), fluoride, F (mg/kg), sulphate, SO4 (mg/kg), dissolved organic carbon, DOC (mg/kg)

Suitable sample matrices

  • Concrete
  • Brick
  • Fly ash from the combustion of coal, peat and wood based material; sands from fluidised beds
  • Foundry sand
  • Slag from waste combustion
  • Asphalt and asphalt chippings
  • Shredded tyres (from used tyres)
  • Lime

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Frequently asked questions

Why is it necessary to have waste recovery testing?

According to the Finnish Waste Act 646/2011, the waste holder must reuse or recover his waste. If this is not possible, the waste must be disposed of. Before the waste can be recovered, the total concentrations and solubility of certain analytes has to be determined. 

The Finnish Government Decree on the Recovery of Certain Wastes in Earth Construction (843/2017) is specifying the conditions within which the use of certain waste in earth construction does not require an environmental permit in accordance with the Finnish Environmental Protection Act (527/2014). This requires the measurement of a specific set of analyzes from the waste material. Decree 843/2017 defines the limits for each waste material and analysis, within which the waste material can be utilized in certain earth construction sites.

What kind of waste materials are usually tested?

The most typical materials to be tested are concrete, brick and fly ash but also other waste materials specified in Finnish Decree 843/2017 are tested (foundry sand, slag from waste combustion, asphalt, tyres and lime).

How long does it take to do waste materials recovery test?

Typically the results of the materials recovery testing will be completed within 3 weeks of the sample arriving at our office. However, we offer our customers the ability to order these analyzes on a quick schedule, allowing the results to be delivered to the customer at their best in as fast as one week.

What does it cost to do waste materials recovery test and what is the minimum amount of sample needed for analyses?

The cost of waste materials recovery testing depends on several factors. Factors affecting the price include for example

Matrix of sample material (waste material defines the set of analyzes that are required)

How many samples are tested at one time?

Urgency of results (normal schedule / urgent schedule)

Prices include sample pretreatment, all analytical measurements required for waste materials recovery testing, evaluation of the results and test report that includes a statement on the waste materials usability in certain earth construction sites.

Minimum sample amount for analysis is 3 kg per tested sample (tyre samples: minimum 20 g).

What is the minimum amount of sample needed for analyses?

Minimum sample amount for analysis is 3 kg per tested sample if there is no need for the analysis of material distribution and floating impurities (pure concrete or pure brick). For tyre samples minimum sample amount is 20 g.

If material distribution ja floating impurities needs to be analyzed, minimum sample amount for analyses is one 10 l bucket full of sample.

What is Measurlabs?

Measurlabs offers a variety of laboratory analyses for product developers and quality managers. We perform some of the analyses in our own lab, but mostly we outsource them to carefully selected partner laboratories. This way we can send each sample to the lab that is best suited for the purpose, and offer high-quality analyses with more than a thousand different methods to our clients.

How does the service work?

When you contact us through our contact form or by email, one of our specialists will take ownership of your case and answer your query. You get an offer with all the necessary details about the analysis, and can send your samples to the indicated address. We will then take care of sending your samples to the correct laboratories and write a clear report on the results for you.

How do I send my samples?

Samples are usually delivered to our laboratory via courier. Contact us for further details before sending samples.

Measur Oy offers all analytical measurements required for waste materials recovery testing. Ask a quote for testing your sample now!