What is Lead Paint Abatement?
Lead paint abatement is the process of abrasive blasting lead paint and encapsulating the lead particles rendering them non-hazardous. Blastox® has been used to successfully stabilize over 150,000,000 square feet of lead based paint. This success is owed to the One Step application of Blastox®. Since its available pre-blended with various media throughout North America, it is ready for application once the blended media reach your job-site for lead paint removal.
There is no mixing, metering or additional application steps needed at the job site when using this technology. Also, you will not incur additional labor costs that other lead paint abatement techniques require.
The spent abrasive waste can be tested via TCLP to classify the waste as non-hazardous once blasted.
It’s been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and as well as most state DOTs. Many industrial engineers specify it by name. For more information on One Step lead paint abatement, please click on the Technical Literature menu on the right side of this page. Blastox®, as well as other TDJ chemistries is a complex calcium silicate based product.
Blastox®, like other TDJ chemistries is a complex calcium silicate based product. It stabilizes heavy metals through multiple mechanisms:
1) pH adjustment
2) Chemical Reactions
Blastox® stabilized waste complies not only with TCLP standards, but also with:
*Fresh water leach tests
- One Step Application
- Pre-blended with various media
- Ready to use on site when delivered
- No additional labor
- Been used successfully over 150,000,000 square feet of lead paint
- After use, waste is tested via TCLP to classify as non-hazardous
- Can dispose as non-hazardous
Landfills with heavy metals have been stabilize For decades using silicates. Blastox® also meets the definition of US EPA’s Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT) for lead paint abatement wastes and lead paint abatement.
Product Description: Blastox® is a granular, complex calcium silicate-based blasting abrasive additive used for lead paint abatement during sand blasting applications.
- Waste Sampling Guideline
- Lab Testing of Waste
- Proper Storage and Application
- Management of Spent Abrasive Waste
- Blastox and Airborne Lead
- Stabilization Reactions
- Determining Proper Blend Ratios
- Use With Recyclable Abrasive
- Comparison With EPA Leach Protocols
- Long Term Stability Test Data
- Coating Performance Test Data