The NLHPP will use proven technology to capture and control particulates, including ultrafine particles

Myth: “The facility won’t be able to filter ultrafine particles

The fact: The ERF will use proven, highly-effective technology to capture and control particulates, including ultrafine particles. The UK Air Quality Action Group, which advises the Government on air quality, is clear that modern ERFs are very effective at controlling particulates and ultrafine particles, and that there are multiple studies to back this up. 

For more information, please see the Air Quality Expert Group’s 2018 report Ultrafine Particles (UFP) in the UK. The report was prepared for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It states on page 11 that:

Some of the technologies routinely used by industry for abatement of particulate matter emissions are efficient for the removal of UFP. For instance, there have been a number of studies of municipal waste incinerators which show highly effective removal of UFP by their pollution control systems”.