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An Introduction to Solid Waste Incineration

COURSE NO: C04-024
An Introduction to Solid Waste Incineration
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will introduce you to the basic principles and practices of solid waste incineration including classification and characterization of solid waste, oxidation fundamentals, the mechanisms of combustion, and combustion process control. You will learn about heating values of wastes and fuels, the basic chemistry of oxidation, stoichiometry, air control, the four phases of primary combustion, secondary combustion, mass burn systems, process control, and the effect of air control on emissions.  This course will give you a foundation to move forward and address solid waste incineration issues in your company or agency activities.


Incineration is a controlled combustion process for reducing solid, liquid, or gaseous combustible wastes primarily to carbon dioxide, water vapor, other gases, and a relatively small, noncombustible residue that can be further processed or land-filled in an environmentally acceptable manner. The incineration of solid waste involves a sequence of steps in the primary process, which includes drying, volatilization, combustion of fixed carbon, and burnout of char of the solids, which is followed by a secondary process, the combustion of the vapors, gases, and particulates driven off during the primary process.


This 4 PDH online course is intended for environmental, industrial, chemical and mechanical engineers, as well as, maintenance personnel and construction professionals interested in learning about solid waste incineration.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning the definition and description of the combustion process
  • Learning the descriptions and basic properties of the four principal types of waste
  • Learning the heating values of residential, municipal and commercial waste
  • Learning about the effect of moisture on heating values
  • Learning the basic chemistry of oxidation
  • Learning about the two major combustible chemical elements of significance
  • Learning about the two chemical elements that cause pollution and corrosion in waste incineration
  • Learning about the stoichiometric ratio and how it is employed in waste incineration analysis
  • Learning the effects of excess air in the waste incineration process
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Solid Waste Incineration".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Introduction to Solid Waste Incineration (2.67 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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