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Other Incineration Systems for Solid Wastes

The solids of concern in this chapter include ‘‘trash’’ (waste usually containing a large

fraction of paper and cardboard), relatively dry food waste, waste wood, agricultural

residues (bagasse, corn cobs) and brush, organic containing bulky wastes (automobile

bodies, rail cars), etc. Many of these solids include substantial amounts of noncombustible

(wire, steel banding, drums, nails, as well as ‘‘ash’’). ‘‘Standard’’ or reference waste

compositions and incinerator classifications have been developed by the Incinerator

Institute of America (Tables 1 and 2) for the specification of on-site incinerator systems.