How to Monitor Mercury in a Waste Incinerator


The Environment Agency

Date: 13:40:00 - Oct 14 2021
Speakers: Ben Freeman
Moderators: Dr. Lesley Sloss

At our recent Air Quality and Emissions event, Ben Freeman of the Environment Agency gave a 25-minute presentation detailing the updated protocols for mercury monitoring in waste incineration.  

Mr. Freemen outlines:

  • The monitoring techniques to be made mandatory in waste incineration by 2023  
  • How to adhere to new protocols
  • Methods for determining threshold-values
  • The necessity and practicality of accounting for outliers

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Ben Freeman
Ben Freeman (The Environment Agency)

As part of the Environment Agency’s Environment & Business Department, Ben Freeman worked on a number of national regulatory projects. A few years later, Mr. Freeman became Senior Advisor for Energy from Waste, serving as the United Kingdom’s lead representative on the Technical Working Group for the Waste Incineration BREF review in Seville, Spain.


Dr. Lesley Sloss
Dr. Lesley Sloss (International Centre for Sustainable Carbon)

Dr. Lesley Sloss is very active in the outreach work of the International Centre for Sustainable Carbon and runs a workshop on mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal. Dr. Sloss acts as Lead on the United Nations Environment Programme's Coal Partnership Area providing guidance to the delegations on the implementation of the new Minamata Convention on Mercury.


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