Assessing the potential benefits from the application of best available techniques in the textile industry

Gülveren, Merve
The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive, which was recasted as the Industrial Emission Directive (IED) in 2010, is the main EU’s legal instrument regulating pollutant emissions from industrial establishments. As a candidate country to join the EU, Turkey is expected to harmonize domestic legislation with the IED and implement it. In 2018, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization (MoEU) published a draft regulation entitled “Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)” for the transposition and implementation of the IED in Turkey. According to this regulation, in setting the permit conditions for the IPPC installations best available techniques (BATs) should be taken as the reference, and BATs to comply with will be published as sectoral communiqués. One of the draft sectoral communiqués prepared so far is for the textile sector. In this study, an assessment of the benefits from implementing BATs presented in this draft communiqué was carried out. First, a medium-sized textile mill was selected as the study plant and the BATs to be implemented in this plant for the IPPC compliance were identified. Then, a bottom-up assessment was carried out to evaluate the monetary benefit that will arise from the adaptation of each BAT. In this assessment, information gathered from literature and the study plant was used and the benefits of implementing each BAT were calculated as monetary equivalent. The total monetary benefit of fitting BATs to be received from a BAT compliance investment of €689,500 was calculated as €7,157,465/yr with a pay-back period of a maximum of 2 years. Finally, the potential saving to be obtained for Turkey with the implementation of the BATs given in the draft communiqué by the IPPC textile factories was calculated as €1,057,500,665. The BATs were then grouped according to the extent to which the benefits outweighed the costs and a brief adaptation timeline was proposed accordingly.


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M. Gülveren, “Assessing the potential benefits from the application of best available techniques in the textile industry,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.