Recovery test of pure concrete or pure brick (843/2017) (does not include determination of material distribution)

The Finnish Government Decree on the Recovery of Certain Wastes in Earth Construction (843/2017) specifies the conditions under which the use of certain waste materials in earth construction does not require an environmental permit by the Environmental Protection Act (527/2014). This requires a specific set of analyses to be performed.

Our recovery testing of pure concrete or brick includes the following set of analyses:

  • Sample crushing to 4 mm

  • 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)

Suitable sample matrices
Concrete or brick
Minimum sample amount
2 kg
Typical turnaround time
1 - 3 weeks after receiving the samples
Quality system
Accredited test method
Method expert
Mirva Hirvi

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First sample (VAT 0):
620 €
Additional samples (VAT 0):
525 €per sample
If you have a large number of samples, contact us for a possible discount.

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