Position papers & Publications

Why a decontamination step is mandatory to ensure the success of a Circular Economy

Published: January 2017 | Download

It is essential to decontaminate waste with hazardous components to avoid any contamination of the recyclable waste and the recirculation of waste with substances that are hazardous to human health or the environment.


Why dilution contradicts proper hazardous waste management

Published: January 2017 | Download

Waste should be treated properly and not merely diluted in an attempt to lower the concentration of hazardous components


Why high temperature incineration of hazardous waste is so vital

Published: October 2016 | Download

The history and specificity of hazardous waste high temperature incineration.


Why hazardous waste must only be treated by specialised companies

Published: October 2016 | Download

Hazardous waste should only be treated by companies dedicated to the treatment of the most difficult wastes.  Hazardous waste management requires specific skills and techniques.


POPs in hazardous waste incineration

Published: May 2012 | Download

A scientific article looking at an introduction to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and the options for treatment.


Environmental impact of incineration of calorific industrial waste in a rotary kiln and in a cement kiln

Published: September 2011 | Download

A scientific study (Vermeulen et al., 2009) compared the environmental impact of incineration of high to medium calorific waste in a specialised waste incinerator (usually a rotary kiln) with incineration in a cement kiln.


KUL study into environmental impact of rotary kiln and co-incinerator

Published: May 2010 | Download

Comparison of the environmental impact of the incineration of calorific industrial waste in a rotary kiln and a cement kiln in view of fuel substitution


VITO review study on comparative environvironmental assessments

Published: January 2009 | Download

Analytical review of comparative environmental assessments of incineration and coincineration of waste


POPs: sink or source

Published: October 2007 | Download

Study by KUL into whether incinerators are a sink or source for POPs


The incineration of hazardous waste - How to achieve high environmental protection in a free market

Published: February 1997 | Download

How to create a level playing field for the incineration of hazardous waste.


Methodology for the Determination of Technical Co-incineration Criteria

Published: February 1996 | Download

Methodology for the Determination of Technical Co-incineration Criteria