The Economics of Energy Recovery From Industrial Waste Incineration

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W. K. Lombard

Trecan Limited, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 101(4), 260-268 (Dec 01, 1979) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446936 History: Received August 06, 1979; Online August 19, 2010


The equipment technology to incinerate and in turn recover energy from industrial wastes is reasonably well documented via the manufacturers of the equipment involved. The difficult question for the industrial plant manager is whether the capital investment and operating costs are economically justified. This paper will review the styles of incineration and heat recovery systems which are typically applied to industrial wastes – solids, liquids, and gases – and then assess the quantity and type of waste materials which are needed to make the cost of installing that equipment economically justified.

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