General Sewage Technology

Reference Document (BREF) on Best Available Techniques (BAT) in Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment / Management Systems in the Chemical Sector

The BREF (Best Available Techniques reference document) on waste water and waste gas treatment and management in the chemical sector reflects an information exchange carried out under Article 16(2) of Council Directive 96/61/EC. Waste water and waste gas handling has been identified as a horizontal issue for the chemical sector. The term Best Avalaible Techniques (BAT) is assessed in this document for the entire chemical sector, independently of the particular production process(es) and the kind or size of the chemical enterprise(s) involved.

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Source: Environmental library of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)