Technical guidance for waste incineration processes regulated under the integrated process
control (IPC) regime was issued by the Environment Agency in 1996 (Environment Agency
1996). This guidance now requires revision to address developments in technology and new
considerations brought about by new legislation, notably the change from the IPC regime to the
Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) and the recent EC Directive on the incineration of
waste (EC 2000). This study was commissioned to supplement and update current information
on best available techniques (BAT) contained within existing guidance in order to assist with
the development of future guidance.