Tag Archives: waste to energy

Incineration

Incineration is the disposal of waste through combustion. When waste is burned, trash is converted into ash, gas, and heat. The gas is cleansed of pollutants before it is released into the air, and the remaining solid waste and ash is sent to a landfill. This type of waste disposal does not eliminate the need for landfills, but reduces the […]

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Waste to Energy

Energy recovery from waste, also known as Waste-to-Energy (WTE), is the generation of heat, electricity, or fuel, through various processes, such as combustion, anaerobic digestion, and gas recovery. Allentown recently canceled a 35-year contract drafted in 2012 with Delta Thermo Energy Inc. for the construction of a waste-to-energy facility on Little Lehigh Creek, however, the mayor cancelled it because of […]

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