The beauty of the technology is that it does not require any kind of fuel
Solid waste management or garbage disposal is the biggest problem for any municipality, but a self-burning Japanese technology utilising the methane gas emanating from garbage burnt in a magnetic field chamber with controlled air flow is doing wonders.
Bangalore-based Innovative Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has come up with a 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 and is successfully testing it at Tenali in Guntur district for the past one week after completing them in Nandyal in Kurnool district.
The beauty of the technology is that it does not require any kind of fuel for the incineration except for a one-time initial lighting up of the garbage in a double layered chamber of Stainless Steel Box fitted with intake facility of oxygen through a magnetic field that allows production of methane gas while garbage burns between 350 degree C to 500 degree C.
“This gas helps ignite the rest of the garbage and keep it burning till the entire mass is reduced by 300 times into an ash,” said Tenali Municipal Environmental Engineer Udai Singh.
The only municipality in India that has won three awards for taking measures in proper sanitation and environmental protection measures, has been testing the machine for the past one week and on Sunday confirmed that through the Advanced Pyrolysis technology used in the machine, it was able to reduce garbage with 60 per cent moisture (like mutton and chicken rejects) into ash within six hours.
Talking to The Hindu , Innovative Environmental Solutions CEO M Nagraj explained that the machine costing about Rs.8 lakh for a one tonne capacity one and a stainless steel version costing Rs.15 lakh could be established for a 3,000 household colony.
One tonne of mixed garbage is produced on an average from 1,000 households in the State with an average of 1 k.g. per house.
Installation of such a machine in a colony or large apartment complex would solve all the solid-waste management headaches.
Landfill sites will no more be required and the ash can be used in the paint industry too and if the inner portions of the machine are coated with ceramic material, it would function at optimum level, opined Mr. Singh.
The company has got permission from the Department of Municipal Administration to do trial run in Nandyala, Tenali, and Nalgonda.
The company proposes to produce them in Vijayawada with Gudavalli-based Structural Engineering Company owner K. Venkata Reddy coming forward to take up the challenge.