You may not have thought about it before, but incinerators and crematoriums can actually protect the environment. Contrary to what many people believe, our incinerators do not produce large amounts of pollution or emissions into the air. In fact, emissions that come from incinerators are largely carbon dioxide and water vapor and they can actually help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85%.
- Incineration is one of the most efficient ways to reduce waste and the amount of material sent to landfills.
- Incinerators emit little pollution into the air, which is better for both the environment and public health.
- Emissions they do produce are largely carbon dioxide and water vapor.
- Incinerators and crematoriums help reduce the use of fossil fuels, which in turn reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
- They help conserve natural resources by using recycled materials in their construction.
How Incinerators Work
Incinerators are built with a concave refractory bottom specifically designed to ensure burnout and total destruction of solid and liquid wastes within a primary chamber that is constructed with high-temperature refractory-lined chamber walls. All of our incinerators can have a secondary burn chamber and stack added to them.
The secondary burn chamber is a separate combustion chamber with a burner located downstream from the where the load is processed. The purpose of the second burn chamber is to combust unburned gases and particulate coming from the primary burn chamber. This is often considered a “cleansing process” intended to reduce stack emissions. Scrubbers and filters may also be added to help reduce emissions further. This process allows our products to produce very little pollution into the environment. The final emissions produced are largely carbon dioxide and water vapor.
Ash is good?
One thing that many people don’t know about incinerators is that the ash they produce is actually better for the ground than other forms of waste disposal. Incinerator ash is alkaline that can help protect the environment by helping to neutralize acidic soil. It also helps to improve soil structure, water retention, and nutrient uptake. This makes it an ideal form of waste disposal for landfills and brown fields and won’t harm ground water.
Incinerators and crematoriums can actually be good for the environment!
Check with your local authorities to see what your regulations or exemptions may apply due to small burner sizes, mass of loads processed, amount of btu the burners are rated, or type of waste handled. Firelake Manufacturing can help you find this information and is ready to discuss options available. Let us help minimize the cost to get you a suitable incinerator or cremator design perfect for your needs. Contact us today!