Modelling leaching of inorganic contaminants from cementitious waste matrices

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Experimental data from leaching tests have been modelled with the geochemical code PHREEQC. The following objectives were achieved: (i) the main solubility controlling minerals for matrix elements (Ca, Mg, Al and Si) and for one heavy metal (Pb) were identified; (ii) the effect of carbonation on leaching of major elements and lead was simulated; (iii) the importance of including solid solutions and surface complexation for simulation of lead leaching was indicated.


Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
  • KUL - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • PHREEQC, modelling, lead, leaching, cement, MSWI bottom ash

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