waste incinerator emissions 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 ...

  • Island Waste - A necklace of incineration

    Will plastic waste become the fossils of our generation? With our production of plastic waste still growing, there is no chance the volumes will reduce anytime soon; Therefore alternative options such as incineration are required.  With ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Pollutant emissions from modern incinerators

    Emissions of dioxins are mainly from incinerators, domestic and industrial coal combustion, and traffic. However, the major public concern and research effort are associated with the emissions of organic micropollutants from waste incinerators. This paper gives a brief overview of the more recent research and development for the removal of dioxins and heavy metals from flue-gas streams. Special ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Incinerate?

    Products that we all use every day have a finite lifespan. Even with initiatives to re-use and recycle lots of waste still ends up in landfill sites where the chemicals in these products will decompose and can do extensive environmental harm as they break down. Plastics are not all biodegradable and there are still millions of plastic bags being manufactured, used and ending up in landfill so the ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • What is Incineration?

    What is incineration? “Everything you ever wanted to know, but never dared to ask!” In its most basic form, it is the destruction of something, especially waste material, by burning. Incineration is a thermo-decomposition process where the components present in the waste stream are ionized into harmless elements at a higher temperature in the presence of oxygen. ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Mayo finds technical fix to reduce incinerator emissions

    While the medical waste incinerator at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., consistently met state and federal emission requirements, facility leaders wanted to find a way to go beyond these standards. Mayo Clinic’s medical waste incinerator serves Mayo Clinic, Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital, which form the largest group medical practice in the world, and processes 2,000 ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Case study - Nuclear Waste Incineration (France)

    Nuclear waste incineration trials 1996 Glosfume successfully provided a pilot filter to carry out various trials on nuclear waste incineration. The filter was designed to operate under vacuum and passed all of the stringent requirements of French Nuclear Fuels. Similar filters have subsequently been used on several sites throughout France, contributing to reduced waste disposal costs and ...


    By Glosfume

  • Tracking chiral polychlorinated biphenyl sources near a hazardous waste incinerator: Fresh emissions or weathered revolatilization?

    The Swan Hills Treatment Centre (SHTC), located in central Alberta, is the primary facility in Canada for incinerating polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Past studies have shown significant contamination by PCBs and other pollutants of the immediate surrounding region. However, it is unclear whether the major source of contamination to the region's atmosphere is historical release incidents or ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Characterization of solid waste and determination of the emission potential

    Waste samples were taken in order to investigate the material behaviour regarding different treatment/recycling options. In waste incineration, the combustible and inert parts have to be determined. The content of biodegradable organic substances is important in biological treatment. The portion of biodegradable organic substance has also to be considered if wastes are to be landfilled. This ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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

  • Impact of CO2 Emission Trading Schemes on Residual Waste Management

    ABSTRACT The EU-Emission trading scheme (ETS) in its current design hardly affects residual waste management directly: methane from landfill-sites is not included although it is one of the “Green-House-Gases” (GHG) of the Kyoto Protocol, CO2-emissions from waste incineration plants are generally exempted from the regulation of the directive and emissions from combustion of landfill-site gas can ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Knowledge, attitude and practices toward dioxins in China's waste incineration industry and coking industry

    A questionnaire was used to survey the knowledge and attitude of senior managers toward dioxins at five waste incineration plants and seven coking plants. A field survey was performed to verify dioxin control practices at two of the waste incineration plants and one of the coke plants. All the respondents at the waste incineration plants claimed to be knowledgeable about dioxins and had a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incineration of Explosives-Contaminated Soil and Reactive RCRA Waste at the Former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works

    ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of a Combustion Risk Assessment (CRA) and Trial Burn Testing Program for a transportable hazardous waste incinerator at the former Weldon Spring Ordnance Works (WSOW), Missouri, USA. From 1942 to 1945, the Ordnance Works was the largest TNT manufacturing plant in the world, producing approximately 1 million pounds of TNT per day. The Transportable ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • GHG emissions: an assessment at municipal solid waste disposal site in Indore, India

    After ratifying the Kyoto protocol the assessment of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHG) inventories has become crucial for India. Municipal solid waste management system for city of Indore, India, has been evaluated for GHG emissions over a period of 41 years. Corresponding assessment of CO2, methane and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from waste management-assessment of quantification methods

    Of the many sources of urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, solid waste is the only one for which management decisions are undertaken primarily by municipal governments themselves and is hence often the largest component of cities’ corporate inventories. It is essential that decision-makers select an appropriate quantification methodology and have an appreciation of methodological ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Municipal Incinerator (Slovenia)

    WID and BREF-compliant EU showcase municipal incinerator in Slovenia During 2008 Glosfume was asked to supply a ceramic filter which could achieve emission levels below WID. Representing the state-of-the-art in high temperature filtration design rated at 70,589 Am3/hr @ 250 °C. The installation complies both Waste Incineration Directive (WID) and BAT Reference note ...


    By Glosfume

  • Bespoke Incinerator Solution Shipped to Caribbean

    Our Agent in Bonaire identified a need for a high volume / high capacity incineration solution for the islands general and municipal waste needs. For this to make areal difference it needed to be able to process up to ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Metal releases from a municipal solid waste incineration air pollution control residue mixed with compost

    The influence of 10 wt.% mature compost was tested on the heavy metal leachate emissions from a calcium-rich municipal solid waste incineration air pollution control residue (MSWI APC). Apart from elongated columns (500 and 1250 mm), an otherwise norm compliant European percolation test setup was used. More than 99% of the metals Al, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe and Ni were left in the APC residue after ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Dangerous Substances in Waste

    Abstract The report focuses specifically on environmental risks associated with the main final disposal technologies, landfilling and incineration. The main objective of the report is the analysis of these technologies and the description of the related emissions, the ranking of dangerous substances and a selection of relevant waste streams, for further studies, which are responsible for the ...

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