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Incinerator Flyash

(From refuse-derived fuel)

Picture of refuse
Picture of smokestack

Garbage burning plants produce a wide variety of particulate. Wood, paper, textiles and glass are commonly observed.

Photomicrograph of Incinerator Flyash
D. Hershey
Polarized Light Microscope

View of RDF particulate paper. Clear particles are fused ash, silicates and glass. Blackish fibers are partially burned paper.

Photomicrograph of Incinerator Flyash
D. Hershey
Stereo Microscope

Stereoscopic view of charred fiber bundles. (Cardboard and paper).

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