Incineration is combustion in the presence of air. Incineration of wastewater solids takes place in two steps. The first is drying the solids, so that their temperature is raised to the point that water in the solids evaporates. The second step is the actual combustion of the volatile fraction of the solids. Combustion can only take place after sufficient water is removed.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Use of Incineration for Biosolids Management (PDF)(14 pp, 169 K, June 2003, EPA 832-F-03-013)