This section contains downloadable project related information.
Presentations from the final dissemination event on the
27th August 2009 are available to download. Please click
on a title below to view the presentation.
Report from the ETV Consultation meeting in Poland, Institute
for Ecology of Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland, 15th
January 2008 - click here
to view report.
Down load the Tritech 'Layman's
Report' for an easy-to-read overview of the Tritech
project results and conclusions, together with a list of
useful links to other ETV websites.
Test Centre Competence Profile
The Tritech test centre competence profile was developed
as part of the project development process and sparked much
discussion between the project partners. In order to develop
a generic profile that would be recognised and able to be
potentially deployed across Europe, the final profile had
to include high level attributes only. For further details,
please click here.
Process for identifying technologies to test
The key aim of an ETV scheme is to accelerate market uptake
of new and / or novel environmental technologies. Sitting
behind this is the essential requirement for the technology
to have a more positive impact (or less negative) on the
environment than existing technologies. An ETV scheme therefore
has to involve some process for identifying / selecting
technologies appropriate for verification. For further details
of this was done in the Tritech project, please click
Definition of success criteria
Success criteria based upon a pass or fail scenario is
more commonly associated with a scheme that standardises
technologies, and therefore after much debate the Tritech
project team decided that the pass/fail approach was not
appropriate for the Tritech ETV scheme. For more information
please click here.
Feedback and support mechanism for vendors
During the Tritech project, a feedback and support mechanism
for vendors was developed in order to ensure that they were
well informed and knew where to seek help should it be needed.
For further details of the mechanism developed, please click
Best Practice Review Report
In order to help establish the overarching framework for
the Tritech ETV scheme, a review of all existing schemes
from around the world was conducted. The resulting report
is available here.
A process map of the Tritech ETV scheme was developed to
help explain and define the processes to be undertaken by
the project team. To see the process map along with a short
description of the process, please click here.
Operational Policy Framework
Operational Policy Framework outlines how the Tritech
project team felt an ETV scheme should work.
For the Tritech ETV scheme to be seen as credible, robust
and reliable, the framework and processes implemented needed
some form of quality control. The document linked here
provides more detail of how this was done.
Critical success factors
Please click here
to view the list of critical success factors which were
used as a checklist in the Tritech ETV project.
Economic Impact Assessment
Through the Tritech project, we were able to assess the Economic impact of an ETV scheme by focussing in on one region of the UK. It was decided to do the assessment based on one region only so that we could provide more detail of exactly how we would predict or have seen the impacts occurring. The following report highlights the anticipated economic impacts of the ETV scheme on the North East Region of the UK.
Throughout the various stages of the TRITECH ETV project
there were various issues and challenges experienced which
have been extremely useful for drawing out lessons for a
wider EU ETV scheme. The following
table summarises the lessons learnt when developing
the verification process, applying an ETV scheme and attempting
an economic assessment. Lessons learnt have also been summarised
from the perspective of the vendor and of the end user.
EU - ETV Business Plan
Business Plan proposes an EU-wide Environmental Technology
Verification (EU-ETV) scheme, based on the results of a
recently completed pilot ETV scheme funded through the EUs
LIFE programme (Tritech ETV) and other recent studies of
Each technical coordinator produced an operations
manual(s) for their particular technology area. The
energy and waste water treatment coordinators took the same
approach and developed an over-arching operations manual
for all technologies entering the verification system within
their technology areas.
IVL, the soil remediation technology coordinators, opted
to follow a slightly different approach as they felt that
many soil remediation technologies use decisions that are
based on risk and that it is therefore essential to be able
to compare technologies with the same functional aim. In
order to make this possible they have developed operations
manuals (or over-arching protocols) for the verification
of the different types of technologies they encountered
within the Tritech project. For this reason there are several
protocols provided for the soil remediation area.
Please click on the links below to view each report:
for Soil or Ground Water Treatment Systems Verified in Other
Than Full Scale
for Rapid Detection of Whole Soil and Soil Extract Toxicity
Scale Verification of Technologies for Soil or Ground Water