Sustainability / Occupational Safety

Sustainability / Occupational Safety

The environment and the negative effects of the climate emergency increasingly worry and affect society and public authorities. ITC has, from the outset, fully engaged in advising the ceramic sector, as well as other production sectors, based on the knowledge drawn from ITC studies, for example, in optimising ways energy is used and in researching alternative energies or optimising processes and products to foster industrial growth and development that does not adversely affect the environment or that minimises such impacts.

AIR POLLUTION

1.

AIR POLLUTION

Caracterización de emisiones difusas y canalizadas (Partículas (PTS, PM10, PM2, 5 y nanopartículas), contaminantes ácidos, gases de combustión, COVs, etc.), identificación de trazadores, selección de MTDs, desarrollo de técnicas MTDs para contaminantes emergentes, aplicación de modelos complejos atmosféricos y de difusión de contaminantes, inventario de emisiones y asesoramiento para la elaboración de planes para la mejora de la calidad del aire.

2.

ENERGY SAVING

Performance of energy audits on industrial processes to identify opportunities for reducing energy consumption: optimisation of process variables, residual heat recovery, search for best heat recovery techniques. Thermographic analysis of facilities. Reduction of CO2 emissions. Heat transfer simulation. Customised training.

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SHALLOW GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Realización de ensayos, simulación y análisis de la caracterización del terreno para el diseño de instalaciones geotérmicas de muy baja temperatura:

– Selection of the type of facility (open–closed–horizontal–vertical)

– Determination of ground thermal properties.

– Análisis de consumo energético de edificación.

4.

WASTE RECYCLING AND VALORISATION

Recycling of solid urban and industrial waste, by treatment and conditioning for use as raw materials in ceramic products. Design of products and processes for recycling large amounts of waste.

5.

COMPREHENSIVE WATER MANAGEMENT

Drawing up Water Saving Plans and improved wastewater management in the production process: Traditional treatments and application of organic membrane techniques in removing emerging pollutants, boron, organic compounds…

6.

EXPOSURE TO CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL AGENTS

In-depth studies on occupational exposure to chemical and physical agents. For example particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5, nanoparticles, etc.), respirable crystalline silica (RCS), handling of metallic mercury, materials containing natural radioisotopes and/or heavy metals.

7.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY REGULATIONS

Adaptation of raw materials and products to progress in chemical substances legislation. Drawing up safety data sheets and labelling according to REACH and CLP Regulations.

8.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Identification and design of customised methodologies/strategic tools for improving and communicating product and/or process environmental sustainability (eco-design, life cycle assessment, eco-labelling (EPDs,..).

9.

ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT

Environmental analysis of the company situation regarding air pollution and drawing up a plan for improvements aimed at reducing pollutant emissions.