Characterization of waste - Leaching behaviour test - Determination of the reducing character and the reducing capacity
This Technical Specification specifies three laboratory tests to determine the reducing character and the reducing capacity of construction products, waste materials and the eluate resulting from exposure of these solids to a leachant. Reducing species released from the product are titrated to quantify the reducing capacity.
For a specification of the materials with which experience has been acquired with the execution of the tests according to this Technical Specification see Annex A and .
NOTE Materials with reducing properties can in practice under both oxidizing and anoxic (isolated) conditions show completely different leaching behaviour than obtained with the leaching tests specified in EN 16457. This may seriously hamper the interpretation of the leaching tests, if this condition is not taken into consideration.