water is precious – know what is yours!

Geochemical and Mineral waste laboratory services

With regards to environmental sustainability, the fundamental goal of waste management is prevention, re-use, recycling and recovery. Geochemical and mineral waste analysis forms part of the waste hierarchy and aims to reduce impacts of waste. In testing various types of mineral waste in our laboratory, Aquatico provides an avenue for the client to:
  • Characterisation of waste (waste rock, etc.) in terms of potential acid generation
  • Characterisation of wastewater works sludge
  • Kinetic testing of waste for long term determination of acid generating potential
  • Characterisation of mineral waste for potential disposal to land

Reasons to perform a mineral waste analysis

There are numerous reasons to instruct Aquatico to perform mineral waste tests in our testing laboratory:

  • Quick turnaround time on analyses
  • Flexibility in analytical protocols
  • Effective communication form laboratory personnel with regards to the testing process
  • Flexibility in data management and data export
  • Can provide waste classification and characterisation services

We make use of the following guidelines and methods:

  • Inorganic & Organic Variable Concentrations – AS 4439.1 – 3.
  • Guidelines for Utilisation And Disposal of Wastewater Sludge, Vol. 1 – 5 (WRC & DWAF, now DWS).

Our Expertise

We specialise in the analyses of the following mineral waste:

•    Waste Rock dumps
•    Tailings facilities
•    Residue dumps
•    Discard dumps
•    Slurry facilities
•    Foundry sand
•    Mineral processing plant waste
•    Ash