Hazardous Waste Incineration, a Sustainable Process? | AIChE

Hazardous Waste Incineration, a Sustainable Process?


Van Caneghem, J., University of Leuven
Vandecasteele, C., University of Leuven

Incineration of hazardous waste is considered having an important impact on health and environment. It is however, from aneconomical point of view, often the only feasible treatment option. Studies show that health effects for people living near to or working in (hazardous) waste incinerator plants are small, if detectable. Furthermore, the share of hazardous waste incineration in total pollutant emissions of industrialized regions and hence the environmental impacts, are very low (


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