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Feature: Treatment centre

A large amount of hazardous waste comes from the industrial and commercial sector, and a main contaminant in these waste streams are the components of chemicals, oils and hydrocarbons. According to Karim Esmail, technology director at the British Research Establishment (BRE): “Contaminants such as these can be pre- treated and wastes diverted from hazardous landfills if cost-effective technologies can be found.”