incinerator efficiency Articles

  • 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

    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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Repeat business from Africa Yet another existing customer has come back to us for their next commercial incinerator

    It is always immensely satisfying (although not a surprise) when an existing customer comes back to us to tell us that he was so pleased with his previous commercial incinerator from Matthews Environmental Solutions that he wants us to build his next one.  It is also rather pleasing when, after launching a new and innovative range of incinerators, we find that more and more customers are now ...

  • How international collaboration strengthens our position as the global waste incineration and cremation specialists

    Last week we had the great pleasure of welcoming a delegation from our American sister company who visited us at our UK headquarters.  Flying over from the sunshine of Orlando into the rain and cold of a late November Manchester must have been somewhat of a culture shock, but for UK first time visitors: Wade Dellarco (Production), Marcelo Baptista (Sales), Jeremy Burns and Oliver ...

  • A world of experience - As the world’s leading incinerator manufacturer we deliver to any location, any country, any continent

    At Matthews Environmental Solutions we, quite rightly, enjoy an unrivalled global reputation for the standards of our incinerator manufacturer attributes.  Our unsurpassed experience and knowledge.  Our design innovation.  Our exceptional engineering standards.  Our world-renowned sales support and service.  However we must draw attention to another crucial expertise that ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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