Treatability Study

Treatability Study means a study in which a hazardous waste is subjected to a treatment process to determine: Whether the waste is amenable to the treatment process, (2) what pretreatment (if any) is required, (3) the optimal process conditions needed to achieve the desired treatment, (4) the efficiency of a treatment process for a specific waste or wastes, or (5) the characteristics and volumes of residuals from a particular treatment process. Also included in this definition for the purpose of the 261.4 (e) and (f) exemptions are liner compatibility, corrosion, and other material compatibility studies and toxicological and health effects studies. A treatability study is not a means to commercially treat or dispose of hazardous waste.


40 CFR § 260.10

Scoping language

When used in parts 260 through 273 of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given below:

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