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The project coal fired waste incineration has been completed successfully, with open publications and exploitable recommendations in respect of coal market expansion resulting from the work.

To give the depth to the experimental investigations, a selection of wastes with potentially difficult physical and chemical properties were chosen, rather than implementing a wide ranging and therefore shallow general treatment of multiple wastes. The outcome was one of information gathering of a quality which allowed recommendations for commercial development to be offered.

Whilst the tightening of environmental legislation will dictate the course of many incinerator developments, it is reasonable to claim that current lump coal combustion equipment could form the basis of profitable incineration plant. Since the demands on plant are now such that construction and operation costs may be high, energy recovery. A next step is therefore the progressive development of coal firing equipment for this purpose, the development being investigative based rather than empirically based and with only passing reference to previous approaches. Coal fired waste incineration offers an extra market for coal and the work should be pursued vigorously in a coordinated fashion by the coal industries.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18251 EN, (1999) 35pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5791-3
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