A Chemical Input-Output Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste Incineration

M. B. Hocking

DOI: 10.2190/LBK4-KVE4-3UCW-QB34


This article comprises a detailed tabulated review from a chemical stand-point, of incineration and pyrolysis processes for disposal of municipal waste. Inputs are given on a descriptive basis by place and time and on a chemical basis. Products are detailed both overall, and on chemical, flyash, and residual ash bases, and a brief overview and trend description of the input-output data is included. A summary of how the output masses and concentrations relate to various air quality standards, and the degree of effectiveness of emission control devices which may be used to avoid exceeding these is also discussed.

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