Incineration

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Incineration Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    incineration n : the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
Incineration Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Incineration \In*cin`er*a"tion\, n. [LL. incineratio: cf. F. incin['e]ration.] The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation. The phenix kind, Of whose incineration, There riseth a new creation. --Skelton.
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Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. 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.

Incineration with energy recovery is one of several waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies such as gasification, Plasma arc gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion. Incineration may also be implemented without energy and materials recovery.

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