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An Introduction to Solid Waste Incineration

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

This course will introduce you to the basic principles and practices of solid waste incineration including classification and characterization of solid waste, oxidation fundamentals, the mechanisms of combustion, and combustion process control. You will learn about heating values of wastes and fuels, the basic chemistry of oxidation, stoichiometry, air control, the four phases of primary combustion, secondary combustion, mass burn systems, process control, and the effect of air control on emissions. This course will give you a foundation to move forward and address solid waste incineration issues in your company or agency activities.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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