Advantages and Disadvantages of Waste Incineration | WELS (Waterpedia Environmental Learning Series)

Learn about the Advantages and Disadvantages of Waste Incineration as part of WELS (Waterpedia Environmental Learning Series)

Advantages of incineration:
* Produces heat and electricity
* Could reduce burning of fossil fuels
* Metals can be extracted from the ash
* It reduces waste volume

Disadvantages of incineration:
* Expensive to build and maintain
* Produces harmful pollutants
*Recyclables could end up in the incinerator.

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14 komento:

Recycle first, incinerate what's left.
Marius Merchiers
Marius Merchiers:
There are very good incinerators like ISVAG in Belgium. It must have good Co2 scrubbers so the pollution is as minimum as a can be.
USA should switch to incinerator instead of landfills
The Eh Team
The Eh Team:
Particulates in America's coal plants are filtered using electrostatic method. The same method can clean most of incineration particulates. Coal plants have the same issue with ash but you can still recover metal from incinerators.
Thinking Tech
Thinking Tech:
Energy is neither created nor destroyed, this is the iron rule of physics, you can't cheat nature there is no Messiah of solutions out there whether it's wind energy or burning coal the negative effect on the environment is equal and opposite, what I suggest is people should learn to be more modest ie we shouldnt over consume and secondly the most important thing we should fucking plant more trees
So have a solid recycling program and create technology to filter the air leaving the plant which I think they do already
Incinerators and nuclear power plants need to proliferate
Craig Bartel
Craig Bartel:
In the cycle of waste production , the key word being 'production'.
If one does not produce garbage , then they don't have to deal with garbage.
The first step in the cycle of waste is production.
Planned obcelesence and externalization are contrary to waste management .
Kristian Ivan Ruinata
Kristian Ivan Ruinata:
In Singapore, The ashes that produced by Incinerator put in a Man Made Island, The catch is the Man Made Island is not Polluted, Corals are still alive, Animals still alive and Tress still grow. How about that?
Is there a way to filter or capture those emissions, particulates ect that come out of the chimney??
Revathy b
Revathy b:
then what is the best solution to handle trash ?
Shreetam Parida
Shreetam Parida:
best process to save earth
for my like
Peter Downey
Peter Downey:
Incineration has advantages when it comes to certain types of waste, such as clinical wastes (especially used needles) or sewage sludge. But not general household waste. Too much plastic. Aside from the fact that many things that people throw away in their general household rubbish contain plastic, it's often placed in plastic sacks. These will emit all sorts of toxic fumes if burned. Most environmentalists believe that burying plastic waste is better for the environment than burning it. Furthermore, in Britain, incineration may be having a negative impact on recycling rates because the terms of contracts signed with incinerator operators specify a certain quantity of waste that must be supplied to the incinerator on a regular basis.

A properly constructed landfill will have systems to capture the methane produced. This can be used to generate electricity.
All the disadvantages stated are all B.S.