BARC to help in disposal of solid waste

January 26, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 23, 2016 03:12 am IST - PUDUCHERRY:

Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) will hold preliminary discussions with officials from the Department of Science, Technology and Environment for effective disposal of solid waste J Daniel Chellappa, senior scientist of BARC has said.

Talking to reporters at the Petit Mega Science Fair here on Monday, Mr. Chellappa said BARC had developed technologies to ensure clean environment.

Solid waste disposal is one of the major challenges being faced by major cities of the country and the biodegradable waste should be processed using proper scientific methods to maintain natural balance in the environment, he said.

Bio-methanation plant

Mr. Chellappa said that a bio-methanation plant had been set up in Puliyanthope in Chennai using BARC technology. The energy produced from the plant is used to power up street lights while the natural manure produced is used for the plants cultivated on the roadside.

Similar plants are being set up at Anna Nagar, Ambattur in Chennai, and Kuruvampalayam in Coimbatore and Thoothukodi. Each plant is set up at a cost of Rs.25 lakh. He said that BARC has taken up several projects with a view to protect the environment.

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