Waste destruction in a furnace by controlled burning at high temperatures. Incineration removes water from hazardous sludge, reduces its mass and/or volume, and converts it to a non-burnable ash that can be safely disposed of on land, in some waters, or in underground pits. However, it is a highly contentious method because incomplete incineration can produce carbon monoxide gas, gaseous dioxins, and/or other harmful substances.

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  • Sometimes a project will start off so bad and be a lost cause and you should just use incineration and give up on the whole thing.

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  • Once we were done with incineration, we could get back out to the fresh air and feel relieved cause we were away from the fire.

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  • If you have anything you want to completely dispose of the process of incineration should take care of it for you.

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