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Expanding waste incineration and combustion workload

Wiser Environment has seen an upturn in the amount of environmental consultancy work in relation to the incineration and combustion of waste material particularly for small scale combustion and those utilising advanced thermal treatment techniques.

Senior Consultant for Wiser Environment, Ben King said: “Over the last six months we have definitely seen an increase in the level of activity around waste incineration and have advised on incineration or combustion of a range of waste materials including tyres, plastics and poultry litter. This is an evolving area of the waste industry where there is a lack of definitive guidance on the complex regulatory framework which surrounds ‘waste incineration’ and can cause complications. This is particularly the case with gasification plants looking to produce useable products where a thorough appreciation of both the process and regulations are required to avoid costly regulatory delays.”

Wiser Environment has been working closely with leading air quality consultants Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC), developer of the ADMS advanced dispersion model which sets the world standard for air emissions modelling.

In November, Ben spoke to a record attendance of over 50 at an ADMS User Group meeting about the challenges of permitting advanced thermal treatment facilities.