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Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework

Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework

Establishing Leaching Environmental Impact Assessment Tools in the Development of a WA Framework for By-product Re-use and Classification

The Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) is a collection of leaching tests, data management and modelling tools developed to assess the environmental impact of using waste-derived materials and by-products.

The LEAF tools can be applied to a wide range of waste-derived materials and by-products from a range of industrial processes, including water treatment and mineral processing residues.

The recent three-year project led by ChemCentre, in collaboration with the Minerals Research Institute of WA (MRIWA) and MBS Environmental has successfully tailored and validated the tests and tools, originally developed in Europe, for the Australian environment.

The project was funded by MRIWA and Alcoa, Iluka and the Water Corporation, with the backing of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (formerly Department of Environment Regulation, Office of the Environment Protection Authority and Department of Water).

LEAF Services are now available for industry and government authorities - learn more about our LEAF Services.

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