SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Incineration Technologies

Authors: Buekens, Alfons

  • Presents waste incineration as an alternative to landfills and composting, especially in densely populated regions
  • Provides a balanced assessment of the benefits and challenges of this complex method of waste management
  • Includes a survey of the technical basis of flue-gas cleaning and incineration
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Waste incineration is the art of completely combusting waste, while maintaining or reducing emission levels below current emission standards. Where possible, objectives include the recovering of energy as well as the  combustion residues.  Successful waste incineration makes it possible to achieve a deep reduction in waste volume, obtain a compact and sterile residue, and eliminate a wide array of pollutants.

This book places waste incineration within the wider context of waste management, and demonstrates that, in contrast to landfills and composting, waste incineration can eliminate objectionable and hazardous properties such as flammability and toxicity, result in a significant reduction in volume, and destroy gaseous and liquid waste streams leaving little or no residues beyond those linked to flue gas neutralization and treatment. Moreover, waste incineration sterilizes and destroys putrescible matter, and produces usable heat. 

Incineration Technologies first appeared as a peer-reviewed contribution to  the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. It provides detailed treatment of the challenges of this technically complex process, which requires huge investment and operating costs, as well as good technical skills in maintenance and plant operation.  Particular attention is paid to technologies for ensuring the complete burn-out of flue gas and residues and for controlling the resulting pollutants.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Incineration Technologies
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5752-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5752-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5751-0
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 93
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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