Assessing the environmental impact of using industrial waste-derived materials and by-products

How do we predict the potential impact on our environment of using waste materials and by-products from industrial processes?
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. Access the Research findings.

The project was funded by MRIWAand Alcoa, Iluka and the Water Corporation, with the backing of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation. LEAF Services are now available for industry and government authorities.  

Read more about  LEAF Services

Postal address

PO Box 1250

t: (08) 9422 9800
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e: enquiries@chemcentre.wa.gov.au

ABN : 40 991 885 705

Street address

Resources and Chemistry Precinct
Corner Manning Road and Townsing Drive
Bentley WA 6102

Reception: Level 2, South Wing, Building 500.

Deliveries: Ground floor - use Conlon Street entrance