For years, industries have used hazardous waste incinerators and boilers to treat different types of waste, destroy toxic organics in waste, and reduce the volume of waste. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken an active role in monitoring what is commonly called hazardous waste combustion or HWC, with the passage of rules that govern the "Burning of Hazardous Waste in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces," otherwise known as the BIF rule.

The BIF Rule

Under the BIF rule, facilities that operate a boiler or industrial furnace to incinerate hazardous waste must meet strict emissions standards as set by the EPA.

Element specializes in conducting professional and reliable testing of emissions from various hazardous waste burning devices, in addition to providing clients with comprehensive documentation of all results.

Element BIF Source testing services include:

Burning of Hazardous Waste in Boilers and Industrial Furnaces (BIF) testing

  • CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitor System) Certification (CO/O2 systems)
  • Initial Stratification Test
  • Response Time
  • 7-Day Calibration Drift
  • Relative Accuracy
  • Calibration Error
  • Annual Performance Specification Test

Initial Compliance Test

  • Particulate Emissions Testing
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Emissions Testing
  • Chloride Emissions and Chlorine Emissions Testing
  • Metals Emissions Testing
  • Hydrocarbons Emissions Testing
  • Dioxin Emissions and Furan Emissions Testing

Trial Burn

  • Destruction Removal Efficiency of Principal Organic Hazardous Constituents
  • Dioxins and Furans Emissions

Onsite and In-Laboratory Services

Element provides practical and cost-effective solutions to air quality problems with the support or our onsite mobile laboratories and qualified air emissions personnel. 

Service Details

BIF Source Testing Standards

  • EPA Method 1
  • EPA Method 2
  • EPA Method 3
  • EPA Method 4
  • EPA Method 5
  • EPA Method 6
  • EPA Method 7
  • EPA Method 8
  • EPA Method 9
  • EPA Method 10
  • EPA Method 11
  • EPA Method 12
  • EPA Method 13A
  • EPA Method 13B
  • EPA Method 14
  • EPA Method 15
  • EPA Method 16
  • EPA Method 17
  • EPA Method 18
  • EPA Method 19
  • EPA Method 20
  • EPA Method 22
  • EPA Method 23
  • EPA Method 25A
  • EPA Method 26
  • EPA Method 29

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