Best Available Techniques (BAT)
Best Available Techniques (BAT) have emerged as a key policy tool to prevent and control the emission of industrial pollutants, and thus to ensure the protection of human health and the environment.
Different policies and practices are being implemented around the world to prevent and control the emission of pollutants in order to ensure a high level of environmental and human health protection. National and international approaches are often based on the use of advanced techniques – Best Available Techniques (BAT).
The BAT concept has evolved as one of the key elements for setting emission limit values and other permit conditions in preventing and controlling industrial pollution. BAT are the latest stage (state of the art) of processes, facilities or methods of operation which indicate the practical suitability of a particular measure for limiting discharges.
The Best available Techniques scheme details how to design, establish and evaluate a BAT in order to prevent and control the emission of industrial pollutants in your country. It is developed in three steps:
- Designing a BAT policy
- Establishing BAT
- Evaluating a BAT policy