incineration


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

incineration

 [in-sin″ĕ-ra´shun]
the act of burning to ashes.

incineration

(ĭn-sĭn″ĕr-ā′shŭn) [L. in, into, + cineres, ashes]
Destruction by fire; cremation.
References in periodicals archive ?
'The recent news is, according to Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag, the waste incineration facility construction will push through,' de Vera said.
Japan, which needs to dispose of a large amount of waste within its small territory, has developed top-level technology and expertise in building incineration facilities.
They contended that waste incineration was an unsustainable system for managing waste and resources, negatively impacting people's health and livelihoods, the environment and climate, and the economy.
Medical waste incineration involves the burning of wastes produced by hospitals.
No Burn Pilipinas, an alliance of over 50 civil society groups, wrote to Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron requesting his office to heed the Philippine ban on waste incineration and pursue zero waste as the sustainable approach to managing the city's discards.
Recommends centralised incineration system away from residential areas
Incineration, including WTE and its permutations, isn't as benign as the industry would like us to think.
Marketed by the industry as so-called waste-to-energy plants, incineration facilities, aside from increasing cancer risks, are more expensive than coal and nuclear plants; more harmful to the climate than coal, and generate very little electricity while burning up resources that may still be recovered, reused or recycled, the alliance added.
Recycling is also harmed by incineration for various reasons, including the overpresence of incineration capacity.
Sawai called on Taipower to conduct radioactivity tests of nuclear waste both before and after incineration to assess radiation leakage.
It consists of an incineration plant with three fluidized bed incinerators, 45 tpd capacity each, and auxiliary equipment, plus a recycling facility with a capacity of 18 tons per five hours that performs bulky waste shredding, sorting of glass bottles, plastic bottles and cans, and bottom ash recycling.
The director Czech CKD Technical Group, which specializes in engineering and electrical industries, said the sold incineration tradition which dates back 25 years in his country, has proven successful.