The concept and procedures of a data-handling system, which can be described as a “Dynamic Integrated Monitoring System” are presented together with examples which can be produced by such a system. The monitoring is based on on-line measurements, laboratory analyses on different types of samples, information on raw materials and products as well as the production equipment/facilities used. The data-aquisition (online and off-line) is controlled by a management system, which secures the coordination, fastest updating and follow up of the key element in the system – the data.

In order to turn the data into useful information, the former is continuously processed, validated and stored, while simultaneously quantitative information and operation indexes are calculated. Through application procedures, this basic information is now used for several different tasks such as alarms, statistics, emission control and prognosis, waste minimization and long term general environmental management.