Title: QUOVADIS Project - Organization of Validation Exercises
Publisher: European Commission - OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC47145
ISBN: 978-92-79-10396-4
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23552 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC47145
DOI: 10.2788/2229
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Waste-to-energy Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) are prepared from non-hazardous waste. Their use is regulated under EU legislation and requires specifications for commercial or regulatory purposes. SRFs are seen as important contributors to a sustainable EU waste management. Directive 2001/77/EC includes in its scope the production of electricity from biomass, being defined as the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture, forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste. In this context the European Commission (EC) gave a mandate to the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to develop and validate Technical Specification (TS) concerning SRF for energy recovery and to transform these TS into European Standards. To meet these requests, a holistic validation programme covering quality management and the validation exercises for the pre-standards of CEN¿s Technical Committee on Solid Recovered Fuels (CEN TC 343) was designed and carried out by various members of CEN TC 343, interested Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the European Commission¿s Joint Research Centre (JRC). This report gives an overview about the validation programm called QUOVADIS (from QUality Management Organisation, VAlidation of Standards, Developments and Inquiries for Solid-Recovered Fuels). In particular the results stemming from the validation intercomparisons, which were carried out according to the requirements of the ISO Standard 5725 are shown. Upon statistical treatment the respective performance characteristics in terms of repeatability and reproducibility could be obtained.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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