Frequent Questions

What is the definition of controlled flame combustion, as referenced in the definition of incinerator in 40 CFR §260.10?

Controlled flame combustion refers to a steady-state, or near steady-state, process wherein fuel and/or oxidizer feed rates are controlled (Memo, Cotsworth to Anderson; July 30, 1997 (RCRA Online #14238)). Examples include a directly fired chamber and/or a fired afterburner to destroy organics (Memo, Luftig to Brugge; June 12, 1998 (RCRA Online #14266)).

These memoranda are available in the at the RCRA Online database.

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