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Title: Waste incineration / principal advisers : Jorgen Haukohl and Torben Kristiansen
Authors: Haukohl, Jorgen
Kristiansen, Torben
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Relation: Local authorities, health and environment briefing pamphlet series ; no.6
Language: English
Abstract: The incineration of waste is an hygienic method of reducing its volume and weight which also reduces its potential to pollute. Not all wastes are suitable for combustion. Residues from incineration processes must still be landfilled, as must the non-combustible portion of the waste stream, so incineration alone cannot provide a complete waste disposal solution. Generating electricity or producing hot water or steam as a by-product of the incineration process has the dual advantages of displacing energy generated from finite fossil fuels and improving the economics of waste incineration, which is a very capital-intensive waste treatment option
Description: EURO
24 p.
Subject: Environmental Health
Refuse Disposal
Incineration
Context: methods
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108620
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