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PMC adopts new technology for scientific disposal of waste

In order to meet the challenge of scientific disposal of final waste, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has commissioned Pyrolysis Gasification technology from Germany with the help of Mumbai based Rochem Separation Systems (India) Pvt Ltd on a DBOOT basis. Talking about the attributes of the technology, Suresh Jagtap, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, SWM, Pune Municipal Corporation told Clean India Journal, “Grid connectivity and gas engine has been commissioned to utilize 150 metric tonnes of garbage on a daily basis.”

Gradually, the capacity will be upgraded to 250 metric tones per day over a period of 10 to 15 days as a part of the first phase of the project. The plant would be completely functional in six months in another two phases and will provide a total of 11MW energy.

“The calorific value of garbage in India is about 930 to 1300Kcal/kg. There is an output of 11MW of energy from 700 metric tonnes of garbage. The Corporation has therefore successfully started disposing 250MT waste in a scientific manner against the targeted 700 metric tonnes after testing,” he added. Spread over an area of 10,000sqm, the Corporation will incur a cost of 300/tonne of garbage for a period of 25 years. The major attributes of waste to energy plant are that it requires small space, gives fewer residues by virtue of using 10% inert material, which can further be used as a construction material.

In order to understand the technology, Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) officials and corporators have also visited the PMC site recently. Talking about the visit, HDMC Commissioner YS Patil said, “Disposal of the final waste in a scientific way is an issue, which needs to be addressed on a war footing.”

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