Since 1999 a complete network of more than 50 AMESA units for dioxin / furan (PCDD / PCDF) stack emission control has been installed throughout Belgium.
In the Walloon region, 12 dioxins testing units were installed in 4 domestic waste incineration plants.
The ISSeP, the Public Scientific Institute in charge with dioxin monitoring has therefore a setback of nearly 10 years of continuous sampling of dioxins with 12 AMESA systems installed with over 2,200 samples collected.
All long-term monitoring results are published on the internet homepage of the region.
Over the years, the continuous measurement of dioxin and furans showed that some plants occasionally exceeded the limit values while some others fulfilled the low emission requirements to a very high degree. But today, based on the measurement results, the contribution of public waste incinerators represents less than 1% of total emissions of dioxins known in the Walloon Region.
This shows how AMESA can successfully help to reduce the PCDD/PCDF emissions in an effective way.