1 October 1997
1-1. PURPOSE. This manual provides guidance for the planning and concept design of
municipal waste incineration plants.
a. Planning. This manual introduces issues which must be considered to determine the
cost effectiveness of municipal waste incineration as a complement to a comprehensive solid
b. Design. This manual introduces the designer to the basics of incineration, incineration
technologies, pollution control, and overall incinerator plant design requirements.
c. Limitations. While this manual covers basic considerations which must be met to
comply with current Federal regulations, the reader is cautioned that state and local
requirements may have a significant affect upon the life cycle cost of an incineration project.
In addition, regulations affecting incinerators have been fluctuating for several years as the
effects of certain pollutants, combined with the ability to achieve emission reduction levels
continue to be studied.