Credits: 3


Prerequisite: ENME351 Co-requisite: ENME332

Semesters Offered

Spring 2018, Spring 2023, Spring 2024

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to give students an understanding of thermal destruction, incineration and combustion of solid wastes and the associated problem of air pollution from these sources. Emphasis is on solid wastes, current practices for the design of thermal destruction systems and environmental pollution.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • Chemistry of Combustion
  • Reaction stoichiometry, Material and energy balances, Reaction Kinetics
  • Combustion Processes
  • Turbulent flow model for gases
  • Thermal decomposition of solids
  • Process Design Considerations,
  • Feed composition
  • Heat of combustion
  • Smoke and generation
  • Design of Combustion Systems
  • Typical designs, Refractory materials, Corrosion, Heat transfer, Jet and swirl flow systems
  • Contemporary and Advanced Practices in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration and Thermal
  • Destruction
  • Material handling
  • Methods of Thermal Destruction, Process control, Pollution control
  • Incineration of Sludge Waste
  • Multiple Hearth Furnace, Fluidized Bed
  • Air Pollution and Control Methods, Particulates, Unburned fuel
  • Sulphur and nitrogen oxides, Air toxins, Pollution control equipment


Additional Course Information


Gupta, Ashwani K.


Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, 2nd Ed. by J. Santoleri, J. Reynolds, and L. Theodore, Wiley, 2000.

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • One 160 minute lecture per week

Last Updated By  Ashwani. K. Gupta, June 201