PCB research HKS Amsterdam

HKS Amsterdam
Elemetal did research in 2013 for HKS Amsterdam to determine causes of polychlorinated bifenyl (PCB) contamination and to qualify these causes.
PCB emission is a common problem for metal recyclers and car dismantling facilities. One of our junior consultants spent the summer working on location to be able to fully focus on the challenge.
Finding a primary source turned out to be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but a secondary source was soon determined. A secondary source means this is not where the PCB originated from but rather where it was released. Finally Elemetal gave recommendations to address the source and reduce the PCB emissions at HKS Amsterdam.