chapter  8
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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.