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The process
The following diagram illustrates incineration with wet flue gas treatment
Waste-to-energy diagram courtesy Ramboll
Key
Furnace/boiler
1 Bunker   2 Crane grab   3 Hopper/feed chute   4 Feeder ram   5 Grate
6 Bottom ash discharger   7 Furnace   8 Afterburning chamber
9 Heat radiation chamber   10 Convection chamber   11 Economiser
12 Electrostatic precipitator (ESP)
Energy recovery
13 Condenser   14 Turbine   15 Generator   16 Electrical output   17 Heat output
Flue gas treatment
18 Gas/gas exchanger   19 Quench   20 Hydrochloric acid scrubber
21 Sulpher dioxide scrubber   22 Gypsum dewatering   23 Flue gas condenser
24 Venturi scrubber   25 Absorption heat pump   26 SCR deNOx system
27 ID fan   28 Economiser   29 Stack
Wastewater treatment
30 Wastewater neutralisation and precipitation   31 Sludge thickener
32 Clear water discharge   33 Ash silo   34 Sludge tank   35 Ash discharge
Diagram courtesy Rambøll
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