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Did you Know?

Here at M & S Combustion and M & S fabrications, we are very knowledgeable. We've got some of the best experts in our field. Whether it's stainless steel venturi cone incinerators or pyrolytic chamber incinerators, we love a geeky fact.

So here are 12 facts from around the world;

1. Incinerators are waste-to-energy facilities that burn waste materials to generate electricity or heat. They can be used to burn a wide range of waste materials, including municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, medical waste, and industrial waste. These can be money-saving machines - as they are cheaper than landfill!

2. Incinerators can be either mass-burn or refuse-derived fuel (RDF) incinerators. Mass-burn incinerators burn all the waste they receive, while RDF incinerators first sort the waste to remove recyclable materials and then burn the remaining waste.

3. Incinerators can be controversial due to concerns about air pollution and the release of toxins into the environment. However, modern incinerators are designed with advanced pollution control technologies to minimize these impacts.

4. The largest UK incinerator is located on the River Lee Navigation and bordered by the North Circular Road, in Edmonton in the London Borough of Enfield. It is also known as Edmonton Eco Park (formerly Edmonton Incinerator, and later as London Ecopark).

5. Incineration can be more cost-effective than landfilling in some cases, particularly in areas with high landfill tipping fees.

6. The first incinerator in the United States was built in 1885 in Massachusetts.

7. Japan is a world leader in incineration technology, with over 1,200 municipal solid waste incinerators in operation.

8. Incinerators can also be used for the destruction of hazardous waste, such as medical waste, chemicals, and radioactive materials.

9. The ash produced by incineration can be reused as construction material or as a component in asphalt and concrete.

10. Shanghai has completed the expansion of the Laogang Renewable Resource Recycling Center. The incineration power plant is the largest of its kind and capable of processing around 2.7 million tonnes of waste per year.

11. Only 1% of Sweden's trash is sent to landfills. By burning trash, another 52% is converted into energy and the remaining 47% gets recycled. The amount of energy generated from waste alone provides heating to one million homes and electricity to 250,000.

12. Germany is leading the way in waste management and recycling. With the introduction of its recycling scheme, the country has been able to reduce its total waste by 1 million tons every year. Germany recycles 70% of all waste produced, this is the most in the world.

So for those who are complete Incinerator geeks like us, please send us any other facts regarding these incredible machines Or Please get in touch with our industry professionals at

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