What is AIRTV?
The European Commission adopted an ambitious Action Plan (COM (2004) 38) - ETAP - to improve the development and wider use of environmental technologies. One of the actions included in this Action Plan is the improvement of testing, performance verification and standardisation related to environmental technologies.
- The strategic objective of AIRTV is to reduce the period of time between the initiation and development of Environmental sound Technologies (EsT) in the field of air emissions prevention and reduction technologies in Europe and their introduction in the market.
- A system for their verification will be established whose aim is to accelerate market acceptance of innovative technologies by providing users with proven information about performance.
- The method is to develop commonly recognised and transparent testing protocols, including methodology and operational procedures. These generic testing protocols will be adapted to specifically test the selected technologies.
The first proposal of AIRTV for technological areas will cover the verification of the following technologies:
- Low emission gas burning (pollutants involved: CO, NOx, VOC, PAH's, dioxins and other POP's)
- Genano technology for dust ionisation and filtration (pollutants involved: fine particles)
- Removal of low VOC concentrations - advanced regeneration technique for activated carbon (pollutant involved: VOC)
- Wet scrubber (pollutants involved: emission of particles and metals)
- Bioscrubber for removal of ammonia from stable air at a farm (pollutants involved: NH3, dust, odour, CH4 and N2O)
- Particle cleaning (in combination with filter depending on case and pre-requisites)
- TurboSorp® - Process
- Regenerative thermal oxidation (pollutants involved: low concentrations of VOC's)
- New plasma oxidation (odour treatment)