A ductile iron foundry in Texas has been using EnviroBlend® CS to treat baghouse dust for the past 11 years. The metals treated annually are Lead, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Boron, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, Mercury, Selenium, and Silver. The baghouse dust pH levels are also of concern for the foundry and are treated with EnviroBlend. The foundry uses the baghouse injection method for application at a dosage rate of 2-3lbs per hour of baghouse run time.
While the initial Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) levels were unknown, the waste did test as hazardous per an EPA inspection. After treatment, the TCLP levels for each metal were all below detection limits.
Since the facility has had great success with EnviroBlend treating the baghouse dust, they recently started treating the baghouse filters prior to removal with a specialized EnviroBlend chemistry. Each filter has tested as non-hazardous since the use of EnviroBlend.
The site is regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.