Glossary beginning with B

Barren rock

Rock which accompanies the extraction of mineral orelexicon.png and, due to its lack of minerals in sufficient quantities, is not considered as useful.


Best Available Technique, as defined in Directive 96/61/EC, means the most effective and advanced stage in the development of activities and their methods of operation which indicate the practical suitability of particular techniques for providing in principle the basis for emission limit values designed to prevent and, where that is not practicable, generally to reduce emissions and the impact on the environment as a whole.