Definitions for "Thermal treatment"
Is a procedure or the combination of procedures, in which a work-piece in the solid state is subject to temperature changes, to achieve certain material properties, like e.g.: improvement of machinability, increase or decrease of strength, elimination of residual stresses, etc.
Use of elevated temperatures to treat solid waste. (See: Incineration.)
Generic term encompassing incineration, gasification and pyrolysis
Alteration of siliceous materials by controlled exposure to heat.