Emerging Techniques

In addition to BAT for industrial activities, the BREFs also mention emerging techniques. These are novel techniques that, if they are developed commercially, can provide either a higher overall level of environmental protection, or at least the same level of environmental protection with greater cost savings than existing BAT.

Below you will find the list of emerging techniques listed in the various BREFs. The full BREF can also be consulted here.

EMERGING TECHNIQUES (Chapter in BREF)

Waste treatment industries

Waste incineration industry

Large volume inorganic chemicals - Ammonia, acids & fertilisers

Large volume inorganic chemicals - Solids & others

Production of speciality inorganic chemicals

Common waste water and waste gas treatment / 
management systems in the chemical sector

Large volume organic chemicals

Production of Cement, Lime and Magnesium Oxide (CLM)

Production of Chlor-alkali

Emissions from storage (of bulk or dangerous materials)

Energy efficiency

Ferrous metals processing industry

In review

Smitheries and foundries

In review

Manufature of glass

Iron and steel production

Intensive rearing of poultry and pigs

Ceramic Manufacturing Industry

In review

Tanning of hides and skins

Non-ferrous metals industries

Surface treatments using organic solvents

In review

Surface treatment of metals and plastics

Manufacture of organic fine chemicals

Polymers

Wood-based Panels Production

Production of pulp, paper  and board

Refining of Mineral Oil and Gas

Slaughterhouses and animal by-products

In review

Large combustion plants

Textiles industry

In review

Food, drink and milk industries