Final draft of the BAT study "Best Available Techniques for the treatment of PFAS-containing industrial wastewater and drainage water" is available
The final draft of the BAT study "Best Available Techniques for the treatment of PFAS-containing industrial wastewater and drainage water" is available online in Dutch. This cross-sectoral BAT study focuses on the inventory and evaluation of water treatment techniques that are applied or researched for the treatment of PFAS-containing industrial wastewater and dewatering water.
In this BAT study, two BATs were formulated for the removal of PFAS by the application of one or a combination of techniques, one for industrial wastewater and another for drainage water. The technique specific to drainage water was assessed based on the drainage duration and drainage flow rate. The BAT study provides guidance for the selection and optimization of a water treatment technique or combination of techniques in the form of a comparative overview of water treatment techniques as well as guidelines for each technique. Additionally, three general BATs are formulated for the monitoring of techniques, pretreatment of industrial wastewater or drainage water, and the optimization of the design and management of techniques specifically for PFAS removal.
Based on the BATs, recommendations are made for environmental policy, further research and technological development, and potential subsidies for techniques.
Members of the technical working group and the BAT/EMIS/EP working group have until November 14, 2023, to provide their approval of the final draft or submit any final comments. The BAT study will then be supplemented with any comments and the final report will be published on EMIS. Finally, this study will also appear in interactive form on iBBT and on the BAT database.
For more information or questions, please contact Tim Goelen.