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Assessment of four calculation methods proposed by the EC for waste hazardous property HP 14 ‘Ecotoxic’

Abstract : Legislation published in December 2014 revised both the List of Waste (LoW) and amended Appendix III of the revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC; the latter redefined hazardous properties HP 1 to HP 13 and HP 15 but left the assessment of HP 14 unchanged to allow time for the Directorate General of the Environment of the European Commission to complete a study that is examining the impacts of four different calculation methods for the assessment of HP 14. This paper is a contribution to the assessment of the four calculation methods. It also includes the results of a fifth calculation method; referred to as " Method 2 with extended M-factors ". Two sets of data were utilised in the assessment; the first (Data Set #1) comprised analytical data for 32 different waste streams (16 hazardous (H), 9 non-hazardous (NH) and 7 mirror entries, as classified by the LoW) while the second data set (Data Set #2), supplied by the eco industries, comprised analytical data for 88 waste streams, all classified as hazardous (H) by the LoW. Two approaches were used to assess the five calculation methods. The first approach assessed the relative ranking of the five calculation methods by the frequency of their classification of waste streams as H. The relative ranking of the five methods (from most severe to less severe) is: Method 3 > Method 1 > Method 2 with extended M-factors > Method 2 > Method 4. This reflects the arithmetic ranking of the concentration limits of each method when
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Pierre Hennebert, Nicolas Humez, Isabelle Conche, Ian Bishop, Flore Rebischung. Assessment of four calculation methods proposed by the EC for waste hazardous property HP 14 ‘Ecotoxic’. Waste Management, Elsevier, 2016, 48, pp.24-33. ⟨10.1016/j.wasman.2015.11.044⟩. ⟨ineris-01276110⟩

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