|Abstract Title:||Industry case study: CEM at the Prague city municipal waste incinerator|
|Presenter Name:||Dr Roberto Parola|
|Company/Organisation:||The Linde Group|
|Session Choice:||Industry Case Studies|
Abstract Information :
In the European Union waste incineration is in the scope of regional requirements related to the
control of the emissions to the atmosphere (regulated by the Industrial Emission Directive - IED) and it
is an integral part of many national environmental strategies. Waste incinerators are often located
close to areas with a highly dense population - big cities for example - where large amounts of
domestic consumer waste are produced and need to be disposed of.
Effective CEM systems to monitor and control the emissions of pollutants classified hazardous for human health and the environment (e.g. sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride) are critical in this application. Accurate calibration and maintenance of the CEM systems are crucial to achieve regulatory compliance and to ensure the necessary reliability of some commercial aspects that are becoming more and more relevant for this activity, such as emissions trading and operation within emissions consent levels.
This paper will focus on the practices in place at the Prague city municipal waste incinerator and the relevant needs in term of calibration and instrumentation gases, in order to ensure reliable operation of the CEM systems in use. Moreover aspects of technical compliance to applicable safety standards and metrological traceability requirements will also be covered.