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Sector's classified installations

Classification sections: 2910
Standard order: 2910



Classified Installations Legislation references

AIDA: Summary of Air theme – Specific Activities
AIDA: 2.9 Various activities - Combustion installations (section 2910)
Amended order of 30 July 2003 relative to boilers installed in existing combustion installations, with a capacity of over 20 MWth
Amended order of 20 June 2002 relative to boilers installed in new or modified installations, with a capacity of over 20 MWth
Amended order of 11 August 1999 relative to the reduction in the pollutant emissions of combustion engines and turbines as well as boilers used in permit holding post-combustion installations under section 2910 of the nomenclature of classified installations for environmental protection
Amended order of 2 February 1998 relative to the water withdrawal and consumption as well as all types of emissions of permit holding classified installations for environmental protection

_Amended standard order of 25 July 1997 relative to classified installations under section 2910 of the nomenclature of classified installations for environmental protection



Context, issues and problems

There are a very large number of combustion turbines, boilers or engines in operation over the entire territory.
The combustion of fuel oil, natural gas, coal or biomass with a view to producing heat, vapour and/or electricity, generates significant emissions of:

  • nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx), which irritate the bronchial tubes and lungs,
  • fine particles (cardiovascular risks and bronchial tubes and lungs)
  • CO2, a gas that initiates the greenhouse effect.

These pollutants have an impact on the quality of local air. They can also be carried over great distances and participate in pollution phenomena such as acidification or the formation of ground-level ozone.

[See air quality assessment 2008 doc252



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