Incinerators use high temperatures to facilitate the complete destruction of hazardous waste. Incinerators are used on a wide range of materials, including powders, liquids, packaging, biologically hazardous materials, pharmaceuticals, various chemical and reactive wastes.
Large industrial incinerators are designed to handle large waste volumes and a wide range of wastes. Mobile incinerators can be moved from site to site and are commonly used to dispose of animal wastes or for disease control purposes. Waste-to-Energy incinerators can produce heat and electricity by recovering the energy stored in solid wastes from agricultural, industrial and forestry operations.