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Influence of PVC on quantity and hazardousness of flue gas residues from incineration

The European Commission, DG XI, has published an invitation to tender for a study contract relating to the influence of PVC on quantity and hazardousness of flue gas residues from incineration.

The study, which is to cover the 15 Member States of the European Union, will be required to:

- a) Identify the influence of PVC regarding quantity and hazardousness of flue gas residues from incineration in practice and in theory;
- b) Distinguish the differences between dry, semi-dry and wet flue gas treatment systems in incineration plants regarding a);
- c) Identify the potential environmental and health effects caused by waste water, sludge and solid flue gas residues resulting from incineration of PVC;
- d) Estimate the costs of incinerating PVC, including the environmental costs.

The study is to be carried out within the context of the European Community Waste Management Policy and must be completed within 12 months from the date of signature of the contract.
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