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Dioxins and Furans Unit

INTRODUCTION

The Dioxin and Furan Unit in Headquarters was established in 2002. This Unit offers scientific services for the analysis of dioxins and furans for the purpose of monitoring and enforcement of Environment Quality Regulations (Dioxins & Furans) 2004. The Unit is well equipped with the state-of-the art instrumentations for sample preparations and determination of dioxin and furan compounds at low levels.

The technology used is time saving and environmentally friendly compared to conventional technology. Since 2003, the Unit has been receiving samples from the Department of Environment Malaysia which collects from incinerators located at various parts of the country. All the initiatives taken above are to safeguard the public and to ensure that the country’s prosperity and public health is taken care of.

 

Do you know that Dioxins exist in our surroundings?

For more information, please click Dioxin

 

CLIENTS

Our client is Department of Environment Malaysia which carries out monitoring and enforcement of dioxin and furan levels.

 

LAW

Environment Quality Regulations (Dioxins & Furans) 2004 came into force on 1 st May 2004 for the control of dioxins emissions from wastes incineration processes. The permissible level of dioxin and furan shall not be more than 0.1ng/Nm 3 TEQ.

TYPES OF SAMPLES

The stack gas samples from incinerators received by the Unit are resin trap, solvent rinses of samplers, particulate collected on the filters and field blanks.

All the sampling and sample preparation procedures in Dioxin and Furan Unit carry out accordance to:

  • EPA Method 23
  • EPA Method 8290

 

ANALYSIS OF DIOXIN AND FURAN COMPOUNDS IN STACK GAS SAMPLES

Processes involved:

 

REFERENCES

Please click below for further information of dioxin

1. Dioksin @ 1996, 1997 by John Campbell

Updated: July 27, 2016 at 2:22 am