Incineration Systems for Municipal Solid Wastes
If a gas-or oil-ﬁred boiler is compared with boilers for the combustion of coal, one
observes substantial differences beginning with fuel receipt, handling, and storage through
to the stack. Clearly, departing from a pumpable, atomizable ﬂuid to a solid and from a
low-ash to a high-ash fuel introduces pervasive and costly changes to the design,
construction, and operating procedures. A similar comparison in the area of waste
incineration yields more dramatic results.