bref waste chemicl   The Commission implementing the decision establishing the Best Available Technique (BAT) Conclusions for this sector has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. This Best Available Technique REFerence (BREF) document covers the entire chemical sector and provides information on aqueous and/or gaseous releases from chemical installations and the good news is that odour management is a key issue in the Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector.

    As mentioned before, the BAT Conclusions (from now on, 'the Conclusions') have been published on an official journal. That makes this document a law.

   There are three BAT techniques approved for odour Management for this industry: the BAT 6, the BAT 20 and the BAT 21.

bref WT 2015   The first draft of the BREF (Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document ) on Waste Treatment (WT) has been issued on 18/12/2015 and the word "odour" appears 251 times. This is a measure of the importance of the odour management in this BREF. For example, in the recently reviewed and final Draft of the BREF Document for the Production of Pulp, Paper and Board, the word odours appears 148 times. 

   This is a good opportunity to revise the Draft and send some comments concerning the odour management field, for those of you who are involved in odour regulations. For example, for emissions to air from mechanical treatment of waste with calorific value there is a tipical range of 274 to 1020 ouE/m3.

tullytown landfill   Tullytown is located in Burlington County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. There, the corporation Waste Management, Inc, (WM) runs the Tullytown landfill since the eighties. This is one of the 293 active landfill disposal sites that this company manages, but this one is special because this landfill receives several odour complaints from the community. The odour annoyance was so noticeable that the Waste Management had to agree to pay $2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of residents on both sides of the Delaware River who claimed that noxious odours lowered property values and affected their quality of life.

  The Houston based corporation Waste Management, Inc (WM) was founded in 1971 and runs 293 active landfill disposal sites. Not many companies in the world run this number of landfills. One of their plants is located in Tullytown, New Jersey and the residents around this area have long drawn complaints about the smell of this Landfill.


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