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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  • Metro Vancouver incineration plan gets boost from European experts
    Belkorp defends plan to sort recyclables from garbage after regional district forum pans technology Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'
  • Incineration in Norfolk must be ruled out, says group
    A group set up to figure out how to deal with Norfolk’s waste after the plug was pulled on the controversial King’s Lynn incinerator has said it wants to rule out another large scale burner as a replacement. Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'
  • French reject Orica's toxic waste
    Environmentalists across the world have applauded a decision by the French government to veto plans by chemical giant Orica to ship more than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste from Sydney to France for incineration. Read more on this news related to 'Incineration'

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