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What’s inside?

Last week we blogged about some of the leading global companies whom

we would love to work with.

This week we are breaking down some of the basics of how incineration works.

And more to the point how we at #MandSCombustion can help produce the solution and provide more cleaner energy solutions in a responsible way.

The UK alone produces approximately 220 million tons of waste annually, a figure that contributed to a global yearly total that hit 1.3 billion tons in 2017.

Experts have predicted that this number could reach 2.2 billion by the year 2025 as urbanisation continues to increase.

These stats are going to be interesting to see in just 3 years’ time! All of this waste has to be collected and handled safely, and one method that is commonly used is incineration. Let’s face landfills just isn’t an option anymore.

Running at around 750 degrees Celsius (and yes that’s HOT HOT), incinerators come in a variety of designs (including those fitted with a rotary kiln), but they all share the same resolution – to safely destroy, burn and get rid of waste and treat the by-products of this process in order to mitigate the chances of potentially hazardous materials being released into the atmosphere.

This is achieved by first burning the municipal materials collected and then inspecting the ash produced as a result. This ash comes in two forms: fly (or flue) and bottom ash. The latter is the least dangerous as it clings to the searing sides of the incinerator. This type of ash is inspected with a magnet to retrieve any valuable metals for recycling. However, the finer variety of fly ash can be unsafe to expel from chimneys, as it often contains gaseous traces of heavy metals such as lead and mercury. Fly ash is therefore passed through a scrubbing device to treat and remove any harmful substances from the exhaust before it is released.

There are currently 44 waste incinerators in operation in the UK, and we understand many environmentalists are concerned about the emissions released from incinerators. But what if the heat was also used to power homes and reduce the rising living costs that is also another major issue in the UK?

Another disadvantage, that is factored is the high cost required to keep an incinerator working, but with plans in place to double the number of these rubbish burners in the UK, it seems that the waste incinerator process will continue to be used in the near future. The calculation of a greener country with fewer landfills is still a higher advantage to the manufacturing and running costs of an incinerator.

Here at #MandSCombustion fully want to recycle and reuse and believe in a much greener future for our children’s benefit. But some things require a different process in how we dispose of them correctly.

So if you have a burning question to ask about our products or services please get in touch with our industry professionals at or +44(0)7786 214039 to discuss your #incineration and #cremation needs

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