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Waste Incineration

Waste Incineration

This BREF covers installations for the incineration of hazardous and municipal waste. Although incineration provides the main focus of this BREF, three main thermal treatment techniques are also described in general, as they relate to some common waste streams. These are:

• incineration
• pyrolysis
• gasification.

In addition to the thermal treatment stage of the installation, this BREF also covers:

• the reception, handling and storage of waste
• the effect of waste pretreatment on the selection and operation of waste incineration processes (in some cases, this includes a description of the techniques applied)
• applied flue-gas treatment techniques
• applied residue treatment techniques (for the main residues commonly produced)
• applied waste water treatment techniques
• some aspects of energy recovery, the performance achieved and the techniques used. Details of electrical generation equipment, etc. are not included.

Other types of waste treatments can be found in the BREF Waste Treatments Industries BREF.


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