Combustion

Waste to Energy

Combustion is a type of disposal method where solid waste is burned at high temperatures to convert it into residue or gaseous products such as heat, gas or steam.

Air Plants Dust Extraction Ltd offer a range of workplace heating solutions which allow you to turn wood waste into energy.

Combustion happens when a fuel reacts with oxygen in the air to produce heat. The heat created by the burning of a fuel is used in the operation of equipment such as boilers and heaters. Along with heat, carbon dioxide and water are created as byproducts of the process.

When wood is burned, it emits the same amount of carbon dioxide that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. As long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel, this process is sustainable. Of course, carbon emissions are created by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, but if the fuel is sourced locally, the carbon emissions remain much lower than those created by fossil fuels.

Combustion can reduce the original volume of solid waste by around 20-30%, therefore it reduces the amount of space it takes up and reduces the stress on landfills.