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Definition of the noun incineration

What does incineration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: incinerations

  1. the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: burning / combustion = the act of burning something
    • more specific word: cremation = the incineration of a dead body

Alternative definition of the noun incineration


  1. The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.


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Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as "thermal treatment". Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas, and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste, and may take the form of solid lumps or particulates carried by the flue gas. The flue gases must be cleaned of gaseous and particulate pollutants before they are dispersed into the atmosphere. In some cases, the heat generated by incineration can be used to generate electric power.

  • also known as Incineració de residus, 垃圾焚烧

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Google previewThe Home and Its Management (1918)

A Handbook in Homemaking, with Three Hundred Inexpensive Cooking Receipts by Mabel Hyde Kittredge

ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE TWO METHODS One of the arguments for the reduction method as against incineration is that refuse can be seldom entirely destroyed; which means that the remainder has to be dumped. To appreciate ...

Google previewWaste Treatment and Disposal (2013)

by Paul T. Williams

Incineration is the oxidation of the combustible material...

Google previewCommercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production (2012)

by Donald D. Bell, William D. Weaver

Incineration is an excellent method of disposing of dead birds, but in most cases must be approved by local government because of the potential for air pollution. Incineration is a biologically secure system and one that does not create water ...

Google previewHazardous Waste Management (1986)

by Gaynor W. Dawson, Basil W. Mercer

Incineration is the leading alternative method for disposal of hazardous organic wastes.

Incineration is a controlled high-temperature oxidation process that converts the principal elements (carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) in most organic ...

Google previewHandbook for the Operation and Maintenance of Hospital Medical Waste Incinerators (1990)

by DIANE Publishing Company

Onsite incineration is an attractive option because it reduces handling and transportation of the wastes and because waste heat recovery can have economic advantages for the facility. The need for disposal of infectious wastes and problems ...

Google previewThe American City (1920)

Incineration is a form of disposal introduced about thirty-five years ago. Since then there have been a few hundred plants of various designs established throughout the country. The theory of the incinerator is to cleanse and destroy ...

Google previewLaboratory Manual of Food Microbiology (2010)

by Neelima Garg, K. L. Garg, K. G. Mukerji

Incineration is the preferred disposal option. Not only does this method render the waste noninfectious, but it also changes the form and shape of the waste. Sterilization is an effective method for decontaminating waste, but it does not alter the ...

Google previewKinn's The Medical Assistant - E-Book (2013)

An Applied Learning Approach by Deborah B. Proctor, Alexandra Patricia Adams

Incineration is the fastest way to sterilize reusable equipment (e.g., wire loops, needles, and metal forceps) that must be sterilized before and after use. Some laboratories use a Bunsen burner connected to a natural gas supply, but most use ...

Google previewThe Book of the Farm (2011)

Detailing the Labours of the Farmer, Farm-steward, Ploughman, Shepherd, Hedger, Cattle-man, Field-worker, and Dairy-maid by Henry Stephens

that the constituent parts of the haulm of potatoes consist of large proportions of potash, lime, and silica — ingredients useful to many of the crops which follow in rotation after a summer-fallow ; and though incineration is the means by which ...

Google previewWaste to Energy (2012)

Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies by Avraam Karagiannidis

incineration is a crucial part of modern waste management, providing safe waste disposal together with electricity and heat production. Future projections show that especially new European Union ...

Google previewEmissions From Combustion Processes - An ACS Environmental Chemistry Division Book (1990)

by Ronald O. Kagel

sources, MSW incineration contributes the major PCDD emission in the environment. MSW incineration is an attractive concept that has several advantages for garbage disposal such as reduced landfill space, reduced cost of transportation, ...

Google previewHazardous and Industrial Waste Proceedings,31st Mid-Atlantic Conference (1999)

by Nik Nikolaidis

Remediation of PCB contaminated sites is a national priority, but currently only incineration is an EPA approved PCB degradation technology, but it is expensive and often leads to environmentally problematic byproducts[5]. Alternatives are ...

Google previewFilters and Filtration Handbook (2011)

by Kenneth S Sutherland, George Chase

Incineration is a possible (although never a popular) on-site treatment. SECTION 312 5 OILS AND HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS 5C. Oil–water Separators.

Google previewHealth Impacts of Waste Management Policies (2013)

Proceedings of the Seminar ‘Health Impacts of Wate Management Policies’ Hippocrates Foundation, Kos, Greece, 12–14 November 1998 by Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati, Luc Hens, Vyvyan C. Howard

In the case of waste substances that can be re-used, recycled or biologically treated after a separate collection or mechanical separation, incineration should be avoided. Since waste incineration is an increasing reality in the European Union, ...

Google previewConcepts for Reuse and Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

Due to the Army's policy to recover as many resources as possible from the solid waste stream, incineration is an unlikely disposal option for military solid waste managers (AR 420-49). There has, of course, always been some form of ...

Google previewIncreasing Energy Efficiency in the Steel and Petrochemical Industries Through Waste Recycling and Reduction (1987)

Since incineration is the preferred method of disposal, and since the disposal of hazardous wastes is an Important problem facing the nation as a whole, the committee concluded that there is a need for further research and development on the ...

Google previewManual, bioventing principles and practices

Flame incineration is a process that uses high-temperature direct flame combustion to produce rapid oxidation of organic contaminants. Flame incinerators for treatment of organic vapors in off-gas are typically single- chamber, refractory-lined ...

Google previewElectrochemistry for the Environment (2009)

by Christos Comninellis, Guohua Chen

Incineration is an energy-intensive process due to the high operation temperatures and, in addition, produces harmful substances (e.g. diox- ins) and causes adverse public reaction. Other alternatives, such as bio-remediation and chemical ...

Google previewEnvironmental Biotechnology (2010)

by M. H. Fulekar

Controlled incineration is the most common method used ...

Google previewThe Role of Colloidal Systems in Environmental Protection (2014)

by Monzer Fanun

Incineration is the high-temperature burning (rapid oxidation) of a waste. It is also known as controlled–flame combustion or calcination and is a technology that destroys organic constituents in waste materials. New techniques are developed ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practices of Air Pollution Control and Analysis (2010)

by J. R. Mudakavi

THERMAL INCINERATION Incineration is an engineering process that uses thermal decomposition in a highly oxidative environment to decompose organic compounds into carbon dioxide and water. Combustibility is a necessary ...

Google previewWaste, Recycling and Reuse (2009)

by Sally Morgan

Incineration is a common way of disposing. 9.

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