incineration

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incineration

[in‚sin·ə′rā·shən]
(chemistry)
The process of burning a material so that only ashes remain.
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5) information about subcontracting section v: Contract award title of the contract: Incineration of waste a contract / subcontract is awarded: Yes
The technology that Air Products is proposing to bring to Teesside provides an alternative solution to the disposal or incineration of waste, with over 90% of the waste arriving to the site being diverted from landfill and used as a renewable energy resource.
This plant causes concern for the population and environmental NGOs, which affirm that it does not comply with the prescriptions of Directivea2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste and that it will release dioxins.
waste incineration: the document deals only with the dedicated incineration of waste, including waste pyrolysis and gasification systems, but not thermally treated waste, eg co-incineration processes such as cement kilns and large combustion plants;
The process locks much of the carbon present in the waste into the soil conditioner for slow release to atmosphere over decades whereas alternative systems, such as incineration of waste or the production of fuel for power stations from waste, turn all of the carbon in waste to CO2 through the burning process, releasing it immediately to atmosphere.
In the case of incineration of waste batteries, the metals used in batteries contribute to air emissions and pollute incineration residues.
It opposes the incineration of waste, saying the method produces dioxins.
On the other, it offers the advantage of there being no CO2 emissions during the incineration of waste.
The Sunrise spokesman added: "We are not proposing a waste disposal facility for the incineration of waste, but a 9MW renewable energy plant.
Incineration of waste is not covered but co-combustion of waste and recovered fuel in large combustion plants is addressed.