Tag: incinerator

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials.[1] Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried by the flue gas. The flue gases must be cleaned of gaseous and particulate pollutants before they are dispersed into the atmosphere. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Reader Profile: Wayne Hamada

Living on an island with its limited footprint calls for creative solutions for handling solid waste. The efforts of Honolulu’s solid waste division—guided by Energy Recovery Administrator Wayne Hamada—earned SWANA’s 2016 Waste-to-Energy Gold Award. Over the years, one of two landfills closed, leaving the other and an incinerator operating, until

Blast From the Past

Blast From the Past

In my slow but steady weekend activity of culling files from the long past, I came upon this posting filed in September 2001 on a mini storage tape diskette that was state-of-the-art for storage at the time. It was written in response to a question from a reader. In line

Exposure to Emissions From Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators and Miscarriages: A Multisite Study of the MONITER Project

Exposure to Emissions From Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators and Miscarriages: A Multisite Study of the MONITER Project

Miscarriages are an important indicator of reproductive health but only few studies have analyzed their association with exposure to emissions from municipal solid waste incinerators. This study analyzed the occurrence of miscarriages in women aged 15-49years residing near seven incinerators of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Northern Italy) in the period 2002-2006.

Are You Considering a Waste Composition Study?…Why and for What?

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) has an extensive solid waste-related library. At times, the historical section feels much like the old attic of my parents, but old “solid waste stuff” can be interesting. I did a little bit of “attic searching,” and my earliest relevant waste composition find was

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