Spent Catalyst Waste Assessment


Spent Catalyst Waste Assessment

Novartis Ringaskiddy Ltd.

RPS was appointed by Novartis to carry out an assessment of spent catalyst waste arising from the production of a particular pharmaceutical product, to determine if the waste could be classified as hazardous or non-hazardous.

The spent catalyst waste stream was classified using the EPA's “Paper Tool of the Procedure for the Identification of the Hazardous Components of Waste”, Volume I (Clean Technology Centre, August 2004).

RPS was responsible for the interpretation of the laboratory results, the classification of the waste using the EPA's paper tool and preparation of a final report outlining the sampling procedure, laboratory analysis and classification of the spent catalyst waste for submission to the EPA. The final report has been submitted to the EPA for comment. Similar work for the classification of bottom ash and slag from the solid waste incinerator is ongoing.