According to officials, the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) had installed a 50-feet high boiler
to melt iron scrap.
While high boiler
retrofit costs make waste paper unsuitable as a supplemental fuel for gas or oil boilers, paper can be used successfully by cement kilns, Dutch ovens, and coal-fired plants.
Most of the serious tap water burns of children occur in low-income apartment buildings where high boiler
temperatures are often maintained beyond the control of tenants.