Talk:Incineration

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Conversions of incinerators[edit]

Can a section be added regarding the conversion of regular incinerators to waste recovering incincerators ? This would imply addition of electro filter, active carbon and potassium filter, quench, HCL-washer, SO2-washer, bottom ash-mesh

emissions discussion is strongly biased in favor of incineration[edit]

I think the major problem is that the incineration emissions are largely dependent on installation of specific emission control units. In the U.S., there are currently small scale municipal waste incineration plants being proposed that are advertized as not requiring emission controls, and thus this discussion is very misleading regarding incineration per se. The most egregious is the citing of the early Lemieux research comparing the dioxin output of a MSW plant to one family burn barrel. This is off by at least 3 orders of magnitude, and should be removed entirely. I've left it, but adding the more recent research by the same authors in which the high variability of burn barrel dioxin/furan outputs is investigated.

I think the truth would be better served by requiring that all emission discussions are required to provide the specific emission controls that lead to the magnitudes presented. This would mitigate the false impression that municipal waste incineration is inherently clean rather than a result of the use of control technology that may or may not be used. Ricopan (talk) 23:58, 23 October 2012 (UTC)