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Proceedings of the first co-incineration workshop

The proceedings of the first European workshop on co-incineration, held in Belgirate, Italy, on 9 and 10 October 1997, have recently been published. The workshop was organised by the European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution, part of the Environment Institute of the Euro...
The proceedings of the first European workshop on co-incineration, held in Belgirate, Italy, on 9 and 10 October 1997, have recently been published. The workshop was organised by the European Reference Laboratory for Air Pollution, part of the Environment Institute of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

The aim of the workshop was to gain a general overview of the present situation on the practice of co-incineration in Europe, the practice of burning waste materials together with fossil fuels. It is estimated that in the cement industry alone, waste as fuel represents about 10% of the total fuel consumption, with some plants substituting waste for between 10% and 30% of ordinary fuels. Wastes such as used tyres, rubber, paper waste, waste woods, waste oils and solvents, as well as sludge and plastics are used.

The workshop collected general information on the practice for permitting and operating these activities. It brought together representatives from the Commission and national organisations, as well as experts in the field of co-incineration to discuss the technical and environmental aspects relevant to the future work of the Commission in this field.

The present volume contains the complete text of all the lectures given during the workshop which was structured in four sessions:

- European Community waste management strategy and new developments and trends at a European level;
- National strategies related to the co-incineration of waste;
- Parallel working groups on technical criteria to ensure equity in co-incineration, best available techniques and emission control and monitoring;
- Reports from the working groups.

Subjects

Waste Management
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