This weeks blog is a little different with Halloween approaching, here's so incineration facts.
#Incinerators emit large quantities of CO2, roughly one tonne of CO2 for every tonne incinerated.
#Incineration of plants can reduce the mass of waste by 95%-96%. The recovery level and decomposition of substances determines the decrease in waste.
Although, incineration does not help substitute the need for landfills, it has been helpful to reduce the quantity of waste in landfills.
When it comes to destroying contaminated hazardous medical waste or any other life-risking garbage, Incineration can do that which is one of its major benefits along with many others.
#Incineration is also a good way of utilizing waste to make energy. The energy produced by incineration plants is at very high demand in nations like Sweden and Denmark.
#Incinerators can decrease the quality of waste by as much as 95% and reduce the solid quality of the original waste to 80%-85% depending upon which types of components were present in the solid waste.
#Research has repeatedly proven that landfills pollute more than incinerators.
Landfills release much higher quantities of greenhouse gases including but not limited to methane, nitrogen oxides, dioxins, hydrocarbons and non-methane organic compounds.
Landfills also contaminate underground water systems by releasing poisonous chemicals into the water.
During the #1950’s, due to the rise in energy costs many countries incorporated the use of heat and energy produced by waste incinerators to generate power with the help of steam turbines. (clearly, 2022 isn’t going to be much different with rising costs, but the UK still has a long way to go to catch up with Sweden, Japan and other countries.)
In some countries, incinerators are incorporated with innovative heating systems. For example, #Sweden can generate 8% of its heating needs with the help of waste incinerators. That amounts for heating of homes for a million people!
Countries which have cold weather utilize the heat from the incinerators to warm their homes and places of work in areas closer to the plant. (The UK has still a lot to learn!)
#Landfills are where the waste is publicly kept for decay, which causes them to emit horrible smells. However, incinerator plants can take control over that since they release fewer unpleasant smells as the waste gets burned as soon as it reaches the plant.
#Incinerator plants can control air pollution.
Landfills also have night-time rail operations which lead to noise pollution, which is unheard of when incinerators are used.
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