Incineration 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 ...

  • A time to reflect … and to look ahead

    Past achievements and future targets for the world’s leading incinerator specialists It’s almost Christmas and another (extremely hectic) year is now drawing to a close.  So although it is a time when we can look back with enormous pride on twelve months that were crammed with impressive achievements and at a few of the momentous moments in our calendar, it also time to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Refuse Derived Fuels - Incinerating RDF - Case Study

    The UK waste industry now demands you are across every aspect of your operations, the law and environmental standards so a professional partner who provides the best advice is crucial. This prevents expensive mistakes, provides insight and ensures the best business model for your requirements. Inciner8 has a team of engineers, technical experts and project advisors who will guide you ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Soil Improvements via Incineration - Case Study

    Tropical Islands risk weak economies with poor diet and loss of biodiversity and soil degradation has a major impact on productivity. Inciner8 technical solutions prove a very positive breakthrough. Development organisations are vested with the means and dedication to directly improve and reinvigorate remote island communities. This vital intervention and support transforms the island ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • ‘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 ...

  • Coming along nicely our client travels from Jersey to inspect the progress of their new medical waste incinerator

    We’ve often talked about how most of the waste incineration plant we manufacture is either personally customised or are bespoke projects that have been individually designed and built to meet specific requirements.  When we are engineering ‘one-off’ units such as these it is quite normal for our clients to pay us a ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Case study - WID-compliant Wessex Incineration (UK)

    This installation was Glosfume's first use of a new process designed to incorporate an innovative 'radiant heating tube' which allows fumes to cool prior to filter without the need for dilution air and/or a heat exchanger. This design has subsequently been successfully utilised on several similar rotary incinerator installations. The plant was the first to comply with strict Waste Incineration ...


    By Glosfume

  • 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

  • Case study - HMS Ocean Waste Incinerator

    Ship's Waste Incinerator This installation is Glosfume's first filter to be used at sea. Stringent laws prevent ships from dumping waste at sea, all waste has to be returned to its point of origin. The Royal Navy is one of the first to install an incinerator and filter onboard a ship. Extensive testing was carried out before fitting the unit to HMS Ocean; installation involved cutting a ...


    By Glosfume

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Our improvement movement is a never-ending process

    How continuous development plays a critical role in our UK incinerators success Matthews Environment Solutions has been internationally respected as the worldwide market leader for the design and manufacture of waste incinerators, plus human cremation and ...

  • Case study - Allburn Incinerators

    PROJECT 19 off containerised Allburn 3 Incinerators World Health Organisation—Ethiopia PROJECT DESCRIPTION Top loaded, diesel fired, low capacity incinera-tors, factory -installed within 20’ ISO shipping containers, for the disposal of bagged general/clinical waste from hospital and clinics, animal and industrial waste. To be ...

  • Leading from the front

    As one of the world’s leading incinerator design companies we have to stay ahead of the game. There is an old saying in business and it goes: “If you stand still you get left behind” and that has never been more true than it is today. As a leading incinerator design company we are always looking ahead … at new design innovations, at the latest ...

  • Case study - LKAB, Sweden

    Customer: LKAB, Sweden Project: WetESP pressurized - Processgases Blast Furnace Year 1997 LKAB installed a pilot Blast Furnace at Swerea- MEFOS, Luleå. The product gas contains both CO and H2. The Blast Furnace operates at 0,8 bar over pressure. The design pressure for the WESP is 1,5 bar. The emission standards for dust are < 10 mg/Nm3. This gave ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Brand Leaders - Why Matthews’ brand names mean we are the world’s most trusted incinerators UK company.

    Major capital purchases, whatever they are, are usually decided on a number of tried and trusted factors.  Cost obviously comes in the equation.  Availability is another consideration.  But perhaps even more critical to the buying decision is a customer’s confidence in the company and that means not only knowing, but also trusting in its product brand names.  In a global ...

  • Case study - SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden

    Customer: SP, Technical Research Institute of Sweden Project: WetESP for Fire Laboratory Many fire tests are made in full scale. Example for fire tests can be engine rooms, vehicles, store houses, compartments etc. Most of the tests will include ignite phase, full fire and extinguishing. The ignite phase is sooting, full fire will give high temperatures ...


    By Envibat AB

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