Have you ever heard of the term waste incineration and what actually it involves? Before going to discuss about waste incineration, let’s discuss about what is incineration. In very simple words, incineration is a process of waste treatment which incorporates the burning method of organic substances contained in the waste materials. Incineration and other similar types of high temperature systems of waste management are known as thermal treatment. In the process of waste incineration, the waste materials get transformed into ash, flue gas and heat.
Waste incineration is one of the oldest methods of dealing with unwanted domestic and industrial waste. The main reason of trying to remove the wastage is the lack of space on the ground of the earth to keep them. Moreover, keeping the wastage is not a healthy option, as it may affect our environmental condition as well as may affect the quality of the top soil of the earth’s ground. Usually, after the incineration of coal material, in order to reduce the risk of pollutants being exposed to our environmental atmosphere. Hot gas filters are used to trap fine particles.
Waste incineration is considered to be a better alternative to other types of waste disposal methods, for instances: land filling. This process of waste management method is very beneficial, as it reduces the production of toxic waste and controls the waste disposal level. The incineration of domestic waste is considered as small-scale waste incineration. The medium scale waste incineration is referred to disposing hospital equipment. While large incineration is referred to the burning of municipal waste.
Finally, we can say that waste incineration is a very useful process of burning waste materials which may affect both our environment and health at the same time. However, according to some, incineration of waste may create problem. In this process, the exhaust released is called as dioxin and furan. It might become a matter of concern, if produced in high amounts. However, there is a process called scrubbing which can help in preventing and reducing the production numbers.