Residents' associations to be encouraged to use fuel-free incinerators

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation will ask resident welfare associations to test the fuel-free incinerators at their colony level so that garbage transportation and collection become less labour intensive.

The Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu told The Hindu that the fuel-free incinerator manufactured and tested by Bangalore-based Innovative Environmental Solutions Private Limited on the VMC Vehicle Shed opposite Railway Station was amazing with very less emission. The VMC works on a 50 per cent subsidy for the welfare association in sanitation, where this machine can be tried.

“All kinds of garbage can be segregated locally and even wet garbage (except for inert ones) can be reduced to ash within eight hours,” said Mr. Ravi Babu. This will help dispose off the garbage locally without pollution and the transportation cost is reduced for the association and the VMC too, he observed.

IES representatives K.V. Rayudu and Arun Kumar said that they had come up with the machine that uses a Japanese patented technology to burn all kinds of garbage right form domestic (with 60 per cent moisture) to specific industrial waste.

The SGS Limited, an international organisation tested the dioxin and furons emissions and measured quantum if they were within the Pollution Control Board norms. Results will be known within a month.

Emissions from the burning chamber were directed into another electric furnace where the carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, Sulphur dioxide and Nitrous oxide gases were burnt after passing through a water chamber. Finally environment-friendly gases were released and this had become a big attraction for several people in Vijayawada.

“We propose to put up the machine at four different places in the city to organise demonstrations for students to make them understand the scientific disposal of garbage,” Mr. Ravi Babu added. These could be first tried at Kalyanamandapam, abattoirs, hotels and other big establishments to reduce their contribution to municipal garbage transportation.

Once successful tests were done with different types of garbage in Vijayawada, the manufacturers expect the APPCB to give their certification so that it could be used in chemical, industrial garbage generating units.

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