Analysis of substitute and secondary fuels

The principle of the European Waste Framework Directive is "prevention before recycling before disposal". This principle has been implemented in national legislation. A range of sorting and waste processing plants, in which diverse fuels are manufactured from waste, has been established as a result of this. These include SBS (substitute fuel from municipal waste), EBS (substitute fuel from hazardous waste), BRAM (substitute fuel from waste) and BPG (fuel from production-specific commercial waste).

Processing plants generate fuels of very different qualities. The quality is dependent on that of the supplied waste which is used to produce high-, medium- and low-calorific fuels. These fuels must comply with limit values and meet the power plant- and system-specific requirements. In our laboratories, we analyse your substitute and secondary fuels for possible impurities (stones, glass) and problematic contents such as chlorine from PVC, fluorine and sulphur or metals (aluminium, antimony, lead, copper, cadmium, mercury, etc.).

Our range of services

All services from receiving inspection and production up to and including the emission declaration are available on request from one source at WESSLING . This offers you an objective assessment of your fuels as well as assistance in the event of complex questions concerning your products.

  • Sampling of waste and fuels
  • Analysis of numerous matrices with optimised sample preparation and analysis methods adapted to the sample matrix
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