To tackle the long haul, colleagues at ifeu offer their knowledge to assist affected individuals in fulfilling specific requirements or to chart alternatives and new methods. Among other requirements, facility operators have to comply with regulations imposed by facility permits and produce emissions reports. New approaches relate to the impacts of changes in production, cross-environmental-media evaluation as well as other forms of reporting such as product-related environmental profiles or modern environmental reports.
We also have produced emissions inventories for state contractors, which include suggestions for harmonizing different accounting methods. These emission inventories provide the foundation for uniform reporting and enable changes to be monitored. This helps to detect whether pollutants require regulation and which ones require it. This kind of work necessitates a good overview of existing data and technical interrelations and developments. We have also offered support in assessing the relevance of and reduction possibilities for specific pollutants.
Material stream models are useful tools here. They are used for thorough analyses of specific questions, such as:
These questions require detailed examinations of substances and their movement within the facilities and into the environment. Our material stream modelling software UMBERTO® offers valuable assistance here.