Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems
in the Chemical Sector
This BREF covers the entire chemical sector and provides information on aqueous and/or gaseous releases from chemical installations. Since there are numerous options for waste water and/or waste gas treatment in the chemical sector, this BREF is restricted to those techniques that are 'commonly' used or applicable. Process-integrated techniques are touched on in this document when they can be used in several processes, or when their application is generally acknowledged.
Another focus of this BREF is waste water and waste gas management as part of operational management. 'Management' means the adaption of local conditions (such as production specifics, legislation, local environmental situations, availability and quality of raw materials and/or auxiliaries, and climate issues) to the economically and ecologically efficient running of an industrial site as a whole. The task of this BREF is to describe the approach or approaches for making management decisions to minimise the overall environmental impact of waste water and waste gas emissions.
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