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Best available techniques (BAT). Environmental management in aggregates production; Paras kaeyttoekelpoinen tekniikka (BAT). Ympaeristoeasioiden hallinta kiviainestuotannossa

Technical Report:

Abstract

The aim of this study was to expand the common knowledge base, particularly in support of environmental permit procedures, with respect to the environmental aspects, best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) in aggregates production. It is hoped that this report, together with the government decree on environmental protection at rock quarries, other rock quarrying operators and crushing plants, will promote and unify environmental practices and monitoring activities in the industry. At bedrock sites, the production process consists of quarrying, which includes drilling, blasting and breaking, as well as the crushing and screening of the quarried material to produce aggregate products. A crushing plant includes a primary crusher, possibly secondary and tertiary crushers, conveyors and screens. At gravel pits, depending on the soil resources used and the end products produced, the material is either converted directly into products through the use of scalpers, or it is crushed and/or screened to produce fractions with different particle size ranges. The most significant environmental effects of aggregates production are noise, dust and vibration, and possible effects on surface and ground water. Aggregates production areas include various noise and dust emission sources of different types where the reduction of emissions is considerably  More>>
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2010
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SYKE-JULK-25/2010
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; SOILS; SURFACE MINING; ROCKS; CRUSHING; DRILLING; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING; NOISE POLLUTION; DUSTS; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; LICENSES
OSTI ID:
1007282
Research Organizations:
Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
Finnish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-952-11-3809-6; ISBN 978-952-11-3810-2; TRN: FI1103008
Availability:
Available in fulltext at http://www.environment.fi/download.asp?contentid=123012&lan=fi or from Edita Publishing Oy, P.O.Box 780, 00043 EDITA, Finland, mailto://asiakaspalvelu.publishing@edita.fi
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
87 p. pages
Announcement Date:
Mar 07, 2011

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Laurila, J, and Hakala, I. Best available techniques (BAT). Environmental management in aggregates production; Paras kaeyttoekelpoinen tekniikka (BAT). Ympaeristoeasioiden hallinta kiviainestuotannossa. Finland: N. p., 2010. Web.
Laurila, J, & Hakala, I. Best available techniques (BAT). Environmental management in aggregates production; Paras kaeyttoekelpoinen tekniikka (BAT). Ympaeristoeasioiden hallinta kiviainestuotannossa. Finland.
Laurila, J, and Hakala, I. 2010. "Best available techniques (BAT). Environmental management in aggregates production; Paras kaeyttoekelpoinen tekniikka (BAT). Ympaeristoeasioiden hallinta kiviainestuotannossa." Finland.
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title = {Best available techniques (BAT). Environmental management in aggregates production; Paras kaeyttoekelpoinen tekniikka (BAT). Ympaeristoeasioiden hallinta kiviainestuotannossa}
author = {Laurila, J, and Hakala, I}
abstractNote = {The aim of this study was to expand the common knowledge base, particularly in support of environmental permit procedures, with respect to the environmental aspects, best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) in aggregates production. It is hoped that this report, together with the government decree on environmental protection at rock quarries, other rock quarrying operators and crushing plants, will promote and unify environmental practices and monitoring activities in the industry. At bedrock sites, the production process consists of quarrying, which includes drilling, blasting and breaking, as well as the crushing and screening of the quarried material to produce aggregate products. A crushing plant includes a primary crusher, possibly secondary and tertiary crushers, conveyors and screens. At gravel pits, depending on the soil resources used and the end products produced, the material is either converted directly into products through the use of scalpers, or it is crushed and/or screened to produce fractions with different particle size ranges. The most significant environmental effects of aggregates production are noise, dust and vibration, and possible effects on surface and ground water. Aggregates production areas include various noise and dust emission sources of different types where the reduction of emissions is considerably more difficult than at industrial plants with controlled emission sources. The noise and dust impact of aggregates production are primarily reduced by considering the placement of the activities and by using water to bind dust. Equipment technology has developed in recent years, but the performance of the solutions still needs to be improved. More research results and practical knowledge of the suitability of techniques to Finnish climatic conditions are required. In addition to equipment technology and production methods, careful planning of operations, identification of and preparedness for environmental risks, competence of personnel, and operational culture play a central role in environmental management. At production sites, investing in occupational health and safety also supports environmental management in many respects. At an individual aggregates production site, the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of solutions is also always dependent on the location and immediate surroundings of the site. (orig.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {2010}
month = {Nov}
}