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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s24.v5001

CERTIFICATION OF ENERGETIC BY-PRODUCT AS A PRODUCT – CASE STUDY IN CZECH REPUBLIC

R. PRICHYSTALOVA, A. LABODOVA, P. DANIHELKA
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 5, 1069 - 1076 pp

ABSTRACT

In many processes occurs formation of voluminous by-product, which can be moved off
the force of waste legislation, because as a demanded product can be used in various
ways, for example for reclamation of abandoned mining sites or other construction
work. This approach supports strongly Sustainable Consumption and Production
principles, as it saves primary resources from exploration and does not allow storing of
the by-product as a waste. Because the by-product is a part of production process, it has
an obligation to be identified, evaluated and registered for its chemical characteristics
also in the frame of REACH resolution (1907/2006 EC). Before the by-product is ready
for use, it must be assessed according to its physical/functional characteristics and
necessarily also from the environmental point of view. In this moment must be found
the compliance to several legislative obligations. For the use as a certified construction
product another set of tests must be provided, to fulfil the requirements of Czech branch
specific norms. After all these procedures the by-product can be certified as a suitable
for construction use. There is not common European approach for assessment of such
by-products and if the product certified for the use in Czech Republic would be
exported to any other country, new assessment with different (local) rules must apply.
This seems to be ineffective and whole process should be harmonized across the EU
states to avoid additional costs.
In the text is described the process of certification of energetic by-product for
construction use as a material for abandoned mining sites recovery according to Czech
legislation requirements.

Keywords: energetic by-product, certification, REACH, hazardous properties,
sustainable consumption and production.