“The WAFER project, funded by the EPA Research Programme, aims to address identification and treatment options for waste streams containing certain flame-retardant chemicals. These include:
The overriding objectives of WAFER are to:
These objectives will be achieved by a combination of field, laboratory and desktop work conducted within four work packages (WPs).
WP1- Establishment of Sampling locations
WP2- Sample Collection and On-site Monitoring of Bromine Content of Waste Articles
WP3- Evaluation of Validity of Portable XRF as a Measure of the PBDE and HBCD Content of Waste Articles
WP4- Evaluation of the options available for the treatment of waste articles identified as containing PBDEs and HBCDs above current LPCLs.
WAFER looks to develop simpler, more cost-effective ways of measuring BFRs in waste materials.