SED Research Report No. 18: Municipal Incineration Design, A Survey of Engineering Practice

Sanitary Engineering Research Committee

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-23

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results of detailed information supplied by numerous Public Works officials concerning the operation of their municipal incinerators is presented. Over 110 replies from various cities in the United States were received out of a total of 230 cities reportedly using incinerators as a method of solid wastes disposal. A comprehensive evaluation of the construction trends and costs is presented. In addition, detailed information on the type of refuse incinerated, the design data for the various incinerator components, and also other appropriate operational factors, including costs, are summarized and reviewed.

Subject Headings: Incineration | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Engineering profession | Infrastructure | Local government | Solid mechanics | Recycling | Solid wastes | United States

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