Research on Pollutants from Incinerators (Wood, Straw, Wool, Hair)
Wood, Straw, Wool, Hair
- (Wood and Wool) on PAGE 132
- (Straw burning) strongly affects the atmospheric environment quality, resulting in a significant increase in the total amount of suspended particulate matter in the air, and this burning produces a large amount of harmful gases, such as PM2.5 and PM10 [7,8]. The pollutants produced by straw open burning have a long atmospheric residence time and are one of the major pollution sources in this region and the world
- (Wood burning) The mean concentrations of PM0.3–0.5 (32 523–40 284 μg/m3), NO2 (1.0 ppm), SO2 (3.3 ppm), CO (759 ppm) and CO2 (4.9%) were higher than the permissible limits at 0–15 m from the dump sites.
- (Wood burning. Unable to access)
- (Hair) As a result of the high concentrations of N, S and other elements, hair incineration releases nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide gases into the atmosphere, whilst degradation at landfill sites contributes to pollution of atmospheric air, through ammonia volatilisation, and groundwater by leaching of nitrates
- (Hair) Burning of human hair or the waste piles containing them—a practice observed in many parts of the world—produces foul odor and toxic gases such as ammonia, carbonyl sulphides, hydrogen sulphides, sulphur dioxide, phenols, nitriles, pyrroles, and pyridines
Synopsis: At dump sites, wood, wool, and hair burning all resulted in harmful gases. However, much of the research was not done at an incineration site. More research and literature searches must be done to determine whether air filters can take away these harmful gases when these materials are burned.