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Hazardous Waste Incineration Ashes and Their Utilization

  • L. ReijndersEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_97-3

Glossary

Ash

Solid incineration residue

Hazard

Potential to do harm

MSWI

Municipal waste incinerator

Risk

Chance that harm occurs

WTE incinerator

Waste-to-energy incinerator, incinerator also producing useful energy (e.g., electricity)

Definition of the Subject

This chapter deals with hazardous solid residues, usually called ashes , from waste incineration. What is to be considered hazardous in this context shows geographical and temporal variability. Currently, hazardous waste incineration ashes are mostly dumped, or disposed of, in landfills or ash lagoons. There is however also substantial, but geographically variable, utilization of such ashes, mostly in construction, including civil engineering (e.g., in roads, embankments), and there have been proposals for wider utilization. Much research has been done on better and wider utilization of hazardous waste incineration ashes, but little thereof has found its way to actual commercial practice. At the end of the chapter, the matter...

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  1. 1.IBEDUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mervin Fingas
    • 1
  1. 1.Spill ScienceEdmontonCanada