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Abstract

In connection with a Council Directive (84/360/EEC) on the combating of air pollution from industrial plants, a survey was made of atmospheric emission sources of heavy metals and dust from iron, steel and non-ferrous metallurgical processes, and from waste incineration plants in the European Community. The problems of assembling industrial emission inventories are reviewed; they include confidentiality barriers, the absence of reliable data in many cases, and the scarcity of accessible central sources of information. Tabulations are provided of individual primary aluminium, primary and secondary lead and primary zinc plants. For the other non-ferrous metals and for the iron and steel sectors the tables relate to types and numbers of production plants in each Member State. Lists are provided with details of most of the domestic waste incineration plants in the Community with a capacity of at least two tonnes per hour. The quality of the available emission data for the industry sectors concerned is discussed and examples are given which illustrate the variation of emission factors with the type of plant, raw material composition, operating conditions, etc. Published national emission standards are also included

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Authors: BEVINGTON C F P METRA CONSULTING GROUP LTD., LONDON (UK), METRA CONSULTING GROUP LTD., LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11086 EN (1987) FS, 106 P., BFR 550, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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