Ninth Sector-Specific Capacity Building Workshop of the eVOC Serbia Project Held, for Representatives of the Dry Cleaning Sector and Environment Inspectors

On the fifth day of the mission of the international technical expert on the eVOC Serbia project, Dr. Richard Schlachta, the final workshop on ” VOC management and obligations of the operators in the dry cleaning sector (Activity 11)” was held in Belgrade. The workshop for the identified representatives of the industry in this sector as well as for the representatives of environment inspection at all levels was held on Wednesday, May 11, at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy. This is the ninth sector-specific workshop in a series, with an aim to present the regulatory framework for the control of volatile organic compounds emissions and their reduction schemes.

Ms. Ljubica Bolović from the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, greeted the participants and expressed satisfaction with the fact that the conditions were met for this workshop to be held completely live. Ms. Elena Janković, expert of the eVOC Serbia project, presented the legal requirements for VOC operators of this sector. 

International technical expert of the eVOC Serbia project, Dr. Richard Schlachta, analysed in detail sources of emissions of volatile organic compounds arising from this sector and presented examples of solvent mass balance method for estimating VOC emissions for this sector. After that, the best available techniques (BAT) for reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds from the dry cleaning sector were presented and described.

The invitation of the eVOC Serbia Project was accepted by the representatives of inspection at all levels, from the national and provincial to local inspectors, as well as VOC operators from this sector.

You can see the agenda of the workshop if you click here.