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Waste Incinerators

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 23 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will outline the procedure which should be followed during a test burn at a waste incinerator and the methods of sampling and analysis employed.

Definition, in any particular case, of the procedure for a test burn is a matter for the supplier of an incinerator, for its purchaser or operator and for any relevant regulatory body. In general, the procedure should follow sound principles of experimental design:

  • 1. The objectives of the test burn should be clearly defined and all operating parameters should be strictly controlled.
  • 2. All samples taken must be analysed according to specified and proven techniques.
  • 3. The test run should be reported in detail.