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Horizontal environmental assessment of building products in relation to the construction products directive (CPD).
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PMID:  17493797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to the European Construction Products Directive (89/106/EC), construction products must satisfy specified essential requirements (ER). To comply with ER 3, on hygiene, health and environment, the construction works must be designed and built in such a way that they will not be a threat to the hygiene and health of the occupants and neighbours, nor to the environment. Standardised test methods for the release of substances that are hazardous to health and environment need to be developed at the European level. A horizontal approach is considered the best route for such test development and consists of the development of a test method applicable for different products used in a certain scenario (across the fields of different Technical Committees). The work presented here regards the emission of pollutants towards soil and water and has been carried out on monolith products, based on three types of matrices: concrete, wood and metal (zinc). The aim of the work is to study the parameters (nature of leachant, temperature, liquid-to-solid ratio) that could influence the release behaviour of substances in water. The knowledge acquired from these tests will allow the identification of some parameters needed for the development of a horizontal test.
Nicoleta Schiopu; Emmanuel Jayr; Jacques Méhu; Ligia Barna; Pierre Moszkowicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Waste management (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0956-053X     ISO Abbreviation:  Waste Manag     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-11-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9884362     Medline TA:  Waste Manag     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1436-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
CSTB--Scientific and Technical Centre for the Building Industry, Sustainable Development Department/Environment and Durability (DDD/ED), 24 Rue Joseph Fourier, 38400 Saint Martin d'Hères, France.
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MeSH Terms
Construction Materials / analysis*,  classification,  toxicity
Environmental Pollution / legislation & jurisprudence*,  prevention & control
European Union
Facility Design and Construction / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards
Housing / legislation & jurisprudence*,  standards
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Materials Testing*
Risk Assessment
Time Factors
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