Industry Case Studies
Dust Extraction in the Waste Handling Industry
Exeon are specialists in dust control. We have extensive experience in the Waste industry, enabling us to support the requirements. Below are some example case studies:
DUST PROBLEMS IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY
Dust contamination occurs in Waste sites in the following ways:
Ventilation systems are needed to provide local or background extraction of these dusty areas in the buildings where the waste is stored or processed. The ventilation systems provide improved working conditions for the operators and sufficient odour and dust filtration to meet environmental requirements.
Exeon looks to work with Clients to design bespoke extraction solutions tailored to the individual site requirements.
LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (LEV) FOR THE WASTE INDUSTRY
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?
Dust Extraction is important at Waste Sites for the following reasons:
WHAT ARE THE REGULATIONS?
The regulations for dust control in the waste industry are led by the following organisations:
The standard documentation for dust-creating processes is HSG:258. This is an HSE document that controls the health of workers within the premises. There are various Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) which apply to different dusts within the waste industry. If operators are exposed to these dusts then dust control is required to protect them.
POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants) Regulations
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are poisonous chemical substances that break down slowly and get into food chains as a result. The manufacture and sale of these are now banned. However there are widely present in both the textiles and foam of domestic seating.
The new POP regulations require separate handling of specific waste streams to ensure these go to incineration and not landfill, and also systems to ensure particulate does not escape to the atmosphere during shredding at waste sites. The guidance recommends LEV to contain the dust (EA POP Guidance for Domestic Seating Section 3.7).