8th Symposium on BAT / state-of-the-art of the Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology (LfULG)
In many cases, industrial and commercial production involves the emission of air pollutants. In order to ensure a high level of environmental protection, according to clause 5(1) of the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) operators of industrial and commercial plants requiring immission control approval are obliged to construct and operate their plants in such a way that
- harmful effects on the environment and other hazards, considerable disadvantages and serious nuisance to the general public or the neighbourhood cannot be caused (protection principle),
- precautions against harmful effects on the environment and other hazards, considerable disadvantages and serious nuisance are taken (precautionary principle),
- in particular by taking measures according to the state-of-the-art,
- waste is avoided, unavoidable waste is recovered and waste that cannot be recovered is disposed of without impairing public welfare,
- energy is used economically and efficiently.
The LfULG carries out analyses and evalutions on the current state-of-the-art and the best available technology and passes on their findings to supervisory and management authorities. In addition, for twelve years now the LfULG organizes the technical symposium "Best available technology / state-of-the-art". This year, the focus is on the higher requirements on exhaust air cleaning due to the amendment of the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft) and the regulation for medium-sized combustion plants.
Following the invitation of the LfULG, Müller-BBM has participated in the symposium held in Dresden on 28th November 2018 with an exhibition stand and the following two specialist lectures:
- Odour reduction by means of UV-oxidation – Findings from different scopes of application like waste water management and food industry (Rico Stein, branch office Dresden)
- Immission measurements and soil analyses to determine and verify emission factors for the modelling of dust sources (Bernd Hör, branch office Berlin).