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incinerator


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A domestic or industrial receptacle for combustion of waste material. The emissions from incinerators, especially industrial incinerators, may contain toxic ingredients such as dioxins. Thus, industrial incinerators often must comply with environmental standards to ensure that the combustion of toxic products is conducted under conditions such as very high temperatures that ensure complete combustion and destruction of the toxic ingredients.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Environmental Science.


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