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So what can be burnt and in what type of incinerator?

Businesses can need incinerators for all different types of reasons.

Here at M & S Combustions, we fabricate to design specifics and for all sorts of reasons.

This week we had a newbie in, teaching the fundamentals and the basics. The nostalgia took us all back to our own first experiences and where we learnt to fabricate these beautifully, fascinating incinerators.

The questions of " So what can get burnt and what types of incinerators do you make?" fascinated us oldies, the passion and eagerness to want to learn everything. To understand everything. Each intricate detail is fabricated in our own workshop, and each of us has skills to be shared in different areas and components of the whole incinerator.

But to answer, this week we are focusing on what goes into our beautifully crafted incinerators.

Fundamentally, high-temperature incinerators are designed to burn a variety of waste materials at extremely high temperatures to reduce the volume and the hazardous nature of the waste. These incinerators are capable of reaching temperatures of 1000-1400 °C, which enables them to burn various types of waste, including:

Medical Waste: these incinerators are commonly used to burn infectious and biomedical waste generated by hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.

Industrial Waste: these incinerators can burn a variety of industrial waste, including chemicals, solvents, and other hazardous materials.

Municipal Waste: These incinerators can also be used to burn municipal waste, such as solid waste, sewage sludge, and other organic materials.

According to the latest data available from the UK government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), there were a total of 42 municipal waste incinerators operating in England, as of March 2020.

This number includes both large-scale waste-to-energy facilities and smaller-scale incinerators used for local authority waste management.

The devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland also operate their own waste management systems, but I do not have the latest figures for the number of municipal incinerators in these regions.

It's worth noting that the UK has seen a significant increase in waste-to-energy incinerators over the past few years, as the country looks to reduce landfill and meet its renewable energy targets.

However, the use of incinerators is a controversial issue, with some environmental groups arguing that the focus should be on reducing waste and increasing recycling rates rather than burning waste.

Hazardous Waste: High-temperature incinerators can effectively destroy a variety of hazardous waste, such as pesticides, PCBs, and other toxic materials.

Electronic Waste: High-temperature incinerators can also be used to burn electronic waste, such as circuit boards, batteries, and other components.

Our fabricated high-temperature incinerators should only be used for materials that cannot be safely disposed of by other means.

Additionally, strict regulations govern the use of these incinerators to ensure that the emissions from the process do not harm the environment or human health.

Next week our blog will give insight into the different types of incinerators - so for all our students coming through soon, hope you are reading and getting ahead!

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