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.
TDJ Group and Our Lead Paint Solution
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