The Flemish BAT-studies give an overview and a description of the environmentally and energy friendly measures in different industrial sectors. They select the Best Available Techniques (BAT). The studies contain recommendations for the environmental permit conditions and regulation (VLAREM), ecology premium and further research. Studies are established in a process where both the industry and the government are involved.

The table below gives you an overview of the finished Flemish BAT-studies, those who are currently in preparation or those who are being revised.

If you have any questions about a certain study, please send an email to the BAT-helpdesk.

The full reports are only available in Dutch.


Asphalt mixes 2013  
Bunding for aboveground storage of dangerous liquids   new study – in preparation
Car- and truckwash 2003  
Car body workshops and construction plants 2006  
Ceramic industry 2007  
Combustion installations and stationary engines (large) 2002  
Combustion installations and stationary engines (new, small and medium-sized) 2012  
Combustion of renewable fuels 2009  
Composting and digestion plants 2005  
Concrete 2001  
Contaminated rainwater from waste storage plants 2015  
Dairy industry 2007  
Dredging and excavation 2004  
Drink industry 2008  
Dry cleaning companies 2019  
Farming industry 2006  
Foundries 2000  
Greenhouse industry 2005  
Hospitals 2003  
Hydrogen filling stations   new study – in preparation
Laboratories 2011  
Laundries 2010  
Legionella control 2017  
LNG/LBG storage, distribution and bunkering 2019  
Manure (co)digestion installations 2012  
Manure processing 2007  
Meat and fish processing industry 2015  
Metalworking industry 2004  
Noise and vibration nuisance from construction and demolition activities   new study - in preparation
Non-ferrous metals processes 2001  
Organic bulk chemicals 2009  
Plastic processing industry 2006  
Potatoe vegetable and fruit processing industry 2015  
Prevention and reduction of amalgam containing effluent in dental practices   new study - in preparation
Printing industy 2013  
Processing of external industrial waste water 2013  
Production of paint, varnish and printing ink 2014  
Recycling of construction and demolition waste 2005  
Refineries 2008  
Residential wood heating   new study - in preparation
Saving energy within steam systems 2008  
Scrap handling, treatment and dismantling 2007  
Service stations 1999  
Slaughterhouses 2003  
Soil remediation centra and projects 2008  
Soil sanitation projects and soil cleaning plants 2007  
Stone processing industry 2004  
Surface treatment of metals and plastics 2008  
Swimming pools 2011  
Tank- and barrel cleaning 2002 in review
Textile industry 1998  
Textile - micropollutants - waste water 2010  
Treatment of dredged material 2007  
Treatment of residual flows containing asbestos   new study - in preparation
Used oil 1999  
Wastewater treatment sludge 2001   
Woodworking industry 2010