All industrial plants have to deal with emissions to air. The minimisation of these emissions and recovery of contaminants will decrease a plant’s environmental impact. It will also positively affect the performance and the sustainability, corporate and social responsibility of the site.

Royal HaskoningDHV’s experts provide technical advice and policy related services in the field of emission management and impact assessment, with the objective of fulfilling our clients' local and international environmental obligations.

We are particularly experienced in managing emission aspects and use up-to-date tools and expertise to identify the impacts of air pollution in industry. We offer technical and compliance support on industrial emissions to air and odour emissions, ranging from detailed technological and modelling studies to full compliance support.

Our services include:

Regulation support / compliance management

We assist many industries in complying with legislation such as the Industrial Emissions Directive and the Activiteitenbesluit. We also support local authorities and governments in this field of work, so we are well aware about their perspective in industrial projects.

Measurement and modelling

We have extensive experience in setting up a measurement plan and coordinating emission measurements. This applies for stacks, fugitive emissions, inside and outside air quality and odour.
Furthermore, our experts are skilled in modelling the contribution to air pollution, odour impact and deposition due to a variety of sources such as industrial transport shipping and agriculture.

In our projects we hereto use high end dispersion models such as AERMOD, Geomilieu (Stacks) and AERIUS. The results can be used for legislation purposes, including environmental (Wabo) and nature permits (Wet natuurbescherming), proof of meeting limit values, health studies and communication with stakeholders.

Technology selection

A key part of our business focuses on the selection of the best available techniques to reduce a plant’s emissions to air. We hereto use characteristics of the emitted vapours like flow rate, concentration and properties of pollutants, temperatures and pressure. Next to that we also take into account capital and operating costs (cost-effectiveness), maintenance requirements, legal requirements, safety, cross media effects, water and energy consumption and waste production.

Based on our experience and connections with the industry, we are more than happy to assist you in finding the optimal balance between environmental impact, performance of your activities and investments.

Emission trading

Not only companies that fall under the EU-ETS need to track their greenhouse gas emissions, but it can be essential for any company to analyse the CO2 emission footprint in their production chain.

We can support you in quantifying your CO2 footprint and guiding you though the EU-ETS legislation.

 

Based on our experience and connections with the industry, we are more than happy to assist you in finding the optimal balance between environmental impact, performance of your activities and investments.