Comparative Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution Exposure from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Emissions

Danielle C. Ashworth, Gary W. Fuller, Mireille B. Toledano, Anna Font, Paul Elliott, Anna L. Hansell, Kees De Hoogh

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Abstract

Incineration is being increasingly used as a waste management option in the United Kingdom (UK). This is in response to EU legislation restricting the amount of waste disposed of in landfills [1]. Up until the 1990s incineration in the UK was largely uncontrolled. Legislation pertaining to all incinerators in the UK, the EU Waste Incineration Directive (WID) (2000/76/EC), came into operation for new incinerators in 2002 and older ones in 2005. This has set strict limits on emissions into the air [2]; none-theless, there remains public concern and scientific uncertainties about possible health risks from pollutants emitted from incinerators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAir Quality
Subtitle of host publicationMonitoring, Measuring, and Modeling Environmental Hazards
PublisherApple Academic Press
Pages61-90
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781771884280
ISBN (Print)9781771884273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

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