Incineration and dioxins: Review of formation processes
Environmental and Safety Services for Environment Australia, 1999
About the report
This review of scientific literature on dioxin and furan formation has been derived from a study conducted on behalf of Environment Australia by Environmental and Safety Services.
The review investigates the possible relationship between chlorine input to incinerators and presence of dioxins and furans in stack gases emitted from incinerators. It also provides an overview of dioxins and furans, their toxicity, pathways to their formation from combustion processes, sources and rates of emissions from such processes, and long-term trends in emissions from these processes.