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Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste


Quiz Questions

1.Which of the following is not a new technology entrant delivering residual MSW treatment?
Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT)
Mechanical Heat Treatment (MHT)
Mechanical Cooling Treatment (MCT)
Advanced Thermal Treatment (ATT)
2. The use of CHP combines the generation of heat and power (electricity). This helps to _________ the overall energy efficiency for a facility compared to generating power only.
Decrease
Increase
3.IED stands for:
Industrial Emission Decision
International Emissions Directory
Industrial Emissions Directive
None of the above
4.Which technology offers the option of treating residual waste and recovering energy?
Incineration
Combustion
Advanced Thermal Treatment
All of the above
5.Gasification can be considered a process between pyrolysis and combustion in that it involves the ____________ of a substance.
Deoxidation
Complete oxidation
Partial oxidation
None of the above
6.Of the total available energy in the waste up to what percent can be retrieved in the boiler to produce steam?
10%
80%
50%
99%
7. Correct combustion methods maintain concentrations of:
CO
VOCs
Dioxins
All of the above
8.Which of the following is not a solid residue of the clean up of the flue gases?
Fly ash
Chromium
Lime/bicarbonate
Carbon
9. PPS 10 and its Companion Guide contain general guidance on the selection of sites suitable for waste facilities. This guidance _________ differentiate between facility types and states:
Does not
Does
10.Incinerator emissions have __________ substantially over the past 25 years.
Increased
Reduced
11.Any waste management operations can give rise to dust and odors. These can be minimized by:
good building design
performing all operations under controlled conditions indoor
good working practices
All of the above
12.The enclosed nature of waste incineration operations will ________ the potential to attract vermin and birds.
Limit
Increase
Not affect
None of the above
13.Any waste which contains plastics and paper is ________ likely to lead to litter problems.
More
Less
14.Current planning guidance in PPS 10 emphasizes the importance of _________ in new waste facilities, the importance of which echoed by the NPPF in relation to the design of the built environment as a whole.
Aesthetics
Good design
Small
None of the above
15. An Incinerator may provide:
positive social impacts in the form of employment and educational opportunities
potentially as a cheap source of domestic or industrial heating
none of the above
all of the above