incinerator efficiency Articles

  • Incineration

    Introduction: High temperatures, 870 to 1,200 °C (1,400 to 2,200 °F), are used to volatilize and combust (in the presence of oxygen) halogenated and other refractory organics in hazardous wastes. Often auxiliary fuels are employed to initiate and sustain combustion. The destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) for properly operated incinerators exceeds the 99.99% requirement for hazardous waste ...

  • Operating Principle of an Oxygen Monitor

    The oxygen concentration in the flue gas of a combustion process such as that of a power plant or a waste incinerator gives a good indication of the efficiency of the combustion process. The parameter is therefore of great interest to optimize fuel economy, but also to control and reduce emissions of air pollutants. An ideal combustion process only results in CO2 and water, but ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Could incinerating the plastic mountain be an answer?

    Energy from waste has its appeal China’s decision to ban its recycling operations for foreign plastics has suddenly caused a massive problem for the UK government.  Up until recently, Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, which is about 25% of our total plastics waste.  Now that trade has ceased and already the problem ...

  • Incineration Industry: Scrubber on Sludge Incinerator Reduces Atmospheric Emissions Case Study

    Aberdeen Sewage Treatment Plant in Aberdeen, Washington started up their new Electric Infrared Incinerator in May, 1981. The sewage sludge incinerator, product of Shirco, Inc., needed a pollution control device in order to meet state, local and federal requirements for atmospheric emissions, according to the emissions test on the unit performed January, 1982. Chosen was a Model 24×24- ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Top 5 incineration myth busters

    There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there when it comes to incinerators and with many people feeling uncertain of what they actually need when in a position to purchase a incinerator, it is sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction.  Every day we have multiple phone calls from existing and potential customers asking the same ...

  • Atmospheric impact of a municipal wastes incinerator

    This paper presents a case study of an air pollution dispersion model for the atmospheric impact assessment of a new municipal wastes incinerator (MWI). The capacity of the present MWI will increase more than ten times, and a new high-efficiency flue gas treatment system is projected. The environmental impact study has been focused on the long-term aspect of the air pollution (chronic pollution) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases from Sewage Solids Incinerators

     ABSTRACT There is increased interest in incineration of sewage solids because of restrictions on land application of sewage solids and increasing concerns about transportation costs and emissions. New installations and upgraded incineration facilities have become more fuel efficient and have incorporated much better air emissions control equipment to reduce air emissions. With the ...

  • UK Abattoir – Rotary incinerator - Case Study

    Designed to process animal remains 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, with the minimum of operator attendance. To optimise the plant’s performance and to enable waste to be processed and stored, irrespective of the status of the combustion plant, the waste is crushed into 50mm cubes. The material is then conveyed into a buffer hopper, which stores sufficient material to enable the plant to be left ...

  • Supercritical water oxidation presented as alternative to incineration – An update

    Environmentally benign waste disposal is becoming a more and more acute problem. A process now being commercialised, supercritical water oxidation is demonstrating extremely efficient organic waste destruction (99.99%) plus excellent environmental characteristics (none of the emissions associated with incineration). The process is especially suitable for the treatment of wastewater and sludges ...


    By SCFI Group Limited

  • Rotary Kiln Incineration Plant - Case Study

    The R1200 plant was installed in the early 00’s in Macau. The fully integrated system boasts a burn rate if 1200kg per hour and accepts a variety of different waste streams that include, clinical waste, pharmaceutical waste, liquid waste that includes solvents, waste oil, shredded tyres and well as some livestock as large as horses. The rotary kilns incineration principle is defined by one ...

  • Case study - OTMS Boxed Beef Incinerator (UK)

    Over Thirty Month Scheme (OTMS) 'Boxed Beef' incinerator. This installation involved replacement of a 3-metre ceramic element filter that suffered constant element breakages and inadequate SO2 removal due to a poorly designed filter and powder injection system. The client appointed W.S. Atkins to source a filter which had high efficiency particulate removal and effective dry ...


    By Glosfume

  • Moredun Group incinerator vital part of research centre - Case Study

    Moredun Group benefits the welfare of farm animals through research. An incinerator was needed to destroy the clinical waste produced on site, to prevent a bio-security hazard. Client overview Moredun Group is a worldwide renowned animal health and welfare centre, that specialises in the research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock. In 1995, the ...

  • Comparison of phosphorus recovery from incineration and gasification sewage sludge ash

    Incineration of sewage sludge is a common practice in many western countries. Gasification is an attractive option because of its high energy efficiency and flexibility in the usage of the produced gas. However, they both unavoidably produce sewage sludge ashes, a material that is rich in phosphorus, but which is commonly landfilled or used in construction materials. With current uncertainty ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Separation of metals and phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge ash

    Microbial acidification of incinerated sewage sludge ash and dissolution of metals from the acidified ash were investigated using a semi-batch reactor at different solid retention times (SRTs). The average pH values ranged from 0.91 to 1.2 at SRTs longer than 10 days, whereas the reduction of SRT to 4 days resulted in an increase in the pH value to about 2. The dissolution efficiencies of Al, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A STIEFEL project Waste Incineration Plant (KVA) Trimmis case study

    The waste incineration plant (KVA) Trimmis is situated in the eastern part of Switzerland and is connected to the railway network. As it is the only incineration plant in this province, it serves a large area with approximately 131’000 inhabitants. The local authorities waste disposal association named GEVAG is a public body serving 43 convention communities and 97 associated municipalities ...


    By Jakob Stiefel GmbH

  • Efficient reduction of chemical oxygen demand in industrial wastewaters

    Depending on the industry activity and the situation, maximum chemical oxygen demand (COD) levels between 200 and 1000 mgO2/l (ppmO2) must be reached in order to release the wastewaters back into the environment [1]. Wastewater treat-ment technologies, such as filtration, biological digestion, or incineration exist but these technologies are either expensive or generate sludges which must be ...


  • High efficiency odour control for wastewater treatment

    Since the banning of sewage sludge disposal at sea in 1998 secondary treatment of sludge is now a vital part of waste water treatment. Initially many water companies opted for incineration, but over the last 10 years other options have been adopted such as producing stabilised sludge and pelletised dried sludge for use as fertiliser for agriculture. Currently over 62% of sludge is used in ...

  • Overview of municipal sludge fluid bed incineration in North America – from green to greener – the Lakeview, the Duffin Creek and the Southerly experiences

    Thermal processes used in sludge disposal have become more attractive as process improvements have been introduced, such as power generation and efficient heat recovery. More and more utilities and agencies are reevaluating their sludge management practices to ensure that they are providing sustainable management solutions for their clients. The thermal process design approach to the disposal of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrated maximum efficiency air pollution control system

    A major uranium refiner required an air pollution control system to control emissions from their hazardous incinerator. The presence of radioactive material demanded that outlet emissions approach non-detectable levels. Macrotek was contracted to design and supply the system. Advanced, cutting edge technology was used to design a system with the lowest possible emissions, which has been ...


    By Macrotek Inc.

  • ‘Deviate from the norm’ - In the world of waste incinerators … while others zig … we zag!

    At Matthews Environmental Solutions we’ve never been ones to rest on our laurels.  In fact on the ‘Home’ page of our website we end our introduction with these very words:“Respect for the past … design for the future”.And that perfectly sums up our philosophy, our ambition and our unique brand of ‘blue sky’ thinking.  It also explains ...

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