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Main focus of our services

For more than 30 years we have been successfully assisting our customers with regard to environmental permit procedures. We can provide you with in-depth help on all aspects of environmental law and offer a comprehensive spectrum of environmental expert reports:

  • Assessment of combustion conditions, e.g. when utilising alternative raw materials and fuels
  • Emission predictions for all exhaust gas compounds (dust, trace elements, airborne pollutants)
  • Outgassing analysis studies for the estimation of raw material-induced emissions
  • Modelling of mercury cycles
  • Modelling of ammonia cycles
  • Environmental analyses for liquid samples and solids
  • Stack height calculations in accordance with the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control
  • Prediction of fugitive dust emissions during storage, handling and transportation (in accordance with VDI Guideline 3790, part 3)
  • Air dispersion modelling in accordance with the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control
  • Calculation of nitrogen and acid inputs
  • Dispersion calculation for odours
  • Prediction and assessment of trace element incorporation into the product
  • Assessment of the impact of construction products on water and soil
  • Consultation on state-of-the-art technical and process-specific emission reduction measures
  • Consultation and accompaniment at meetings with the competent authorities
  • Advanced training and instruction for immission control officers, environmental managers and related interested parties

We would be pleased to offer you our assistance at all stages of the approval procedure, including extensive and complex environmental compatibility investigations. You benefit throughout from pronounced synergy effects, arising not only from our research activities, but also from working together with our accredited measuring body and many other associates. This ensures that our expertise is always up-to-date with regard to all aspects of environmental law and related developments.

Our methods

  • Consultation tailored to your individual location and specific requirements
  • Complete package of integrated support and problem solving
  • Utilisation of specially developed and reliable prediction models
  • Sound interdisciplinary expertise across technical borders

Your benefits

  • Integrated services from a highly experienced, knowledgeable and interdisciplinary team of specialists
  • In-depth practical knowledge on all aspects of environmental law
  • State-of-the-art expertise thanks to extensive scientific research and cooperation with accredited measuring body
  • Efficient problem solutions thanks to substantial synergy effects
  • Reliable support with regard to compliance with official deadlines
  • Complete package of comprehensive services to suit requirements
  • On request accompanying emission/immission measurements as well as analytical studies

Other services in which we operate

Environmental consultation

We can offer integrated consultation and support for all environmental aspects associated with the production and processing of cement, lime, concrete and other construction products. Our many years of expertise obtained from research and practical work enable us to provide you with an all-round comprehensive range of services, starting with selecting procedures, assessment and extending right through to the optimisation of your individual process steps and products.

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Environmental measurements

We conduct qualified and dependable environmental measurements. As an officially approved independent measuring department we are a notified body in accordance with §§ 29b of the BlmSchG (Federal Pollution Control Act), the 13th and 17th BlmSchV (Ordinances on the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act) and the TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control). Our environmental measuring department is also accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Our emission measurements cover the required scope of exhaust gas parameters to be measured in accordance with the 17th and 13th BImSchV (Ordinances on the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act) and the TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control). In addition, our specialists are in a position to determine a broad range of special parameters. We provide you with comprehensive consultation and incorporate the officially required environmental measurements into a valid and efficient emission measurement programme.

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Environmental analysis

The manufacture and use of construction products should have as little impact as possible on the environment. The wide range of analytical services we offer can help to reliably ensure that this is the case: For example, we regularly perform emission measurements and have the samples taken examined with regard to all the relevant parameters at our high-performance accredited laboratories and associated laboratories. We can also offer you comprehensive consultation on full-scale operational trials for the purpose of optimising plants or emission reduction systems.

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Life cycle assessment and sustainability assessment

Certification systems such as DGNB, LEED or BREEAM are increasingly being used to assess the sustainability of new buildings. The sustainability concept commonly employed is based on a three-pillar model, made up of economy, ecology and social aspects. Life cycle assessment of building materials provides important input data for such sustainability assessments. We develop life cycle assessments for cement and cement-bound building materials as a basis for environmental product declarations (EPD).

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Process technology

Our broad range of services encompasses all types of testing in the field of thermal and mechanical process technology, as well as technical reviews and benchmarking, digital process support and comprehensive maintenance work. We optimise your processes, enhance the energy efficiency of your installations, perform maintenance work and offer support for your digitisation projects.

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Laboratory services

Our interdisciplinary team can provide answers to virtually all questions relating to cementitious building materials in line with the latest state-of-the-art. At the same time we can offer our customers a range of services encompassing all important testing activities and consultation work, right through to complex expert reports. Up-to-the-minute research and a professional attitude towards service combine to produce synergies which are reflected by the high quality and practical relevance of our work.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this service?

Dr Stefan Schäfer
Environment and Plant technology

+49-211-45 78-252
ubt@vdz-online.de

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