Contribution of natural organic matter to copper leaching from municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash.

@article{Zomeren2004ContributionON,
  title={Contribution of natural organic matter to copper leaching from municipal solid waste incinerator bottom ash.},
  author={Andr{\'e} van Zomeren and Rob N. J. Comans},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 14},
  pages={3927-32}
}
The leaching of heavy metals, such as copper, from municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) bottom ash is a concern in many countries and may inhibit the beneficial reuse of this secondary material. The enhanced leaching of copper from three MSWI bottom ash samples by dissolved organic carbon (DOC) was investigated with specific attention for the nature of the organic ligands. A competitive ligand exchange-solvent extraction (CLE-SE) method was used to measure Cu binding to DOC. Two types of… CONTINUE READING