CEM 2020

CEM - Abstract

Abstract Title: The Last Decades Performance for Emissions Measurements of CO, NOx, SO2, TOC and Dust Assessed via Combining UK and German Proficiency Testing Data from Stack Simulator Facilities
Abstract Type: Seminar
Session Choice: Standards and Quality
Presenter Name: Dr Marc Coleman
Co-authors:Mr Thomas Smith
Mr Rod Robinson
Mr David Butterfield
Dr Dominik Wildanger
Mr Benno Stoffels
Company/Organisation: National Physical Laboratory
Country: United Kingdom

Abstract Information :

The significant volume of proficiency testing data based on semi-tech stack simulator facilities operated by the National Physical Laboratory in the UK and the Hessian Agency for Nature Conservation, Environment and Geology in Germany have been combined into a unique database. From this database we report an analysis of the performance over the last decade for the following emission species and associated Standard Reference Methods: CO EN 15058; NOx (NO + NO2) EN 14792; SO2 EN 14791; TOC (total organic carbon) EN 12619; total dust EN 13284-1. We use these data to comment on the capability of the existing measurement infrastructure for successfully enforcing emission limits across three generations of legislation; the Waste Incineration and Large Combustion Plant Directives (WID and LCPD); the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), which superseded the aforementioned directives in 2013; the Waste Incineration and Large Combustion Plant BREFs (Best Available Technique Reference documents) that are both currently at the draft stage (WI BREF and LCP BREF).