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Common Waste Gas Treatment in the Chemical Sector

This BREF concerns the chemical industry and will cover the treatment of waste gases from a variety of sources from within the chemical industry, in particular by using end-of-pipe techniques. The exact scope of this BREF has not yet been defined.

The drawing up of the WGC BREF will involve:

• collecting comprehensive and representative information and data on abatement techniques and emission levels across the whole chemical industry;
• collecting information and data from specific products/processes that might require a dedicated approach (e.g. by relying on current BREFs or Member States' legislation);
• a thorough analysis of the information and data collected;
• the definition of generic BAT and BAT-AELs for emissions to air for the whole chemical industry, while identifying processes requiring further specific consideration.




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