EPA stands for the United States Environmental Protection Agency. They set up regulations to protect human health and the environment. By violating one of their laws, you can face up to $10,000 in fines. Gelmaxx is proud to say that we are EPA compliant and abide by their standards.
We abide by these tests: Paint Filter 9095B TCLP Turbidity TSS
If you would like to learn more about the EPA, visit their website at www.epa.gov
Paint Filter 9095B Test
The test states that “If any portion of the material passes through and drops from the [paint] filter within the 5-min test period, the material is deemed to contain free liquids.” If there are no free liquids, it is safe to dispose of in the landfill.
ECO-QUICKgel turns waste water into a solid material that that passes this test according to the Code of Federal Regulations citation for proper landfill disposal at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2010-title40-vol25/pdf/CFR-2010-title40-vol25-sec264-314.pdf
If you would like to learn more about the Paint Filter 9095B test, please visit the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/testmethods/sw846/pdfs/9095b.pdf
TCLP means Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
This is a sample method for chemical analysis used to simulate leaching in a landfill. In other words, the TCLP determines whether the liquid that excretes from the solids will carry any environmentally harmful substances.
Gelmaxx products pass the TCLP. If you would like to learn more about the TCLP, please visit the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/testmethods/faq/faq_tclp.htm
Turbidity refers to the how clear the water is when suspended solids are present. After the heavy material falls to the bottom, the extremely small particles tend to fall slowly or not at all.
However, the chemical formula of AQUAmaxx ensures that the small particles fall to the bottom quickly, making the water clear and ready to reuse.
If you would like to learn more about turbidity, please visit the EPA website http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/vms55.cfm
TSS means Total Suspended Solids
After separating the water from the suspended solids, the remaining material can be dried into a solid. This water separation can be performed with a filter or AQUAmaxx.
If you would like to learn more about TSS, please visit the EPA website http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/monitoring/vms58.cfm