Waste-to-energy through incineration of waste is an effective way of producing electricity and heat, while at the same time getting rid of the possibly hazardous or unrecyclable waste.
Strict Emissions Regulations
The waste can be incinerated at specific WtE plants or at plants with permission for co-incineration of waste at biomass boilers or cement kilns. The waste incineration plants are, however, governed by strict emissions regulations.
A new Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for Waste Incinerators (WI BREF) is currently under review. Gasmet is following the process as well as other upcoming monitoring requirements and emission limits.
What you need to know about mercury emissions monitoring
Gasmet Technologies has published a new White Paper on the monitoring of mercury emissions to air from industrial processes. This paper focuses on summarizing the changes in measurement requirements and emission limits for Large Combustion Plants (LCPs), produced by The Commission’s Joint Research Center, and adopted by European Commission. After reading this White Paper you will learn what LCP BREF means in practice and how to prepare, who it concerns, the new continuous measurement requirements, and the new emission limits.
Case: Thetford Power Station
“The system has performed very well, with very little maintenance required. Zero point calibration with nitrogen (background) just takes a few minutes each day and is fully automated. Water vapour calibration is conducted at least once per year, but under normal circumstances no other calibration is necessary.” says Operations Team Leader Richard Bloomfield