Detecting Lead Paint With Use of Special Gel
One of the most recent advancements in technology today is a gel used for detecting levels of lead paint. Developed by scientists at the University of Michigan, the gel test relies on a new molecular recipe to determine whether a paint chip contains more lead than the regulated 5,000 parts per million.
The new test works through a vial that holds paint thinner and certain salts that will turn into a gel when exposed to the right concentration of lead. If the test is conducted and a gel is formed then stays at the top of the vertical vial, it means its positive for at lease 5,000 ppm lead. If the liquid does not form a gel, that means there maybe some lead in the paint but not enough to take steps to get rid of it.
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One Step Lead Abatement With Blastox®
Our lead abatement product, Blastox®, is an additive to sandblasting material and used for stabilizing heavy metals in blasting projects.
- 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
- Saves time and money
It’s been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and most state DOTs. Many industrial engineers specify it by name.
Blastox®, like other TDJ chemistries is a complex calcium silicate based product. It stabilizes heavy metals through multiple mechanisms:
- pH Adjustment
- Chemical Reactions
More information here: Blastox®
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