May 26, 2008
USA based Peat International India has established one ton Capacity Pilot Plant in Ankleshwar
By Vijah Shah
A high optimism project is being planned at Ankleshwar to use plasma
technology, to solve the problem with disposal of hazardous chemical
waste. New plasma technology which is now becoming popular very fast,
by using this method burning hazardous waste by the way of electro
thermal destruction, carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas is produced and
then electricity and steam can be produced.
At Ankleshwar USA based Peat International Company has set up a pilot
plant to demonstrate Plasma Technology. This plant has capacity of one
metric ton per day hazardous waste disposal. The good thing about this
plant is there is no other pollution caused by this technology, but
instead electricity and steam can be produced.
Dr. C. B. Upasani who is director of Jyoti on Research Center and is
also involved with International Institute UNIDO. On behalf of UNIDO he
helps developed and developing country with the transfer of technology
program. Dr. Upasani said that Plasma Technology is very safe for any
kind of industrial hazardous chemical waste disposal. With the use of
Plasma technology any kind of polluting gases are not released in the
air, but instead by combining carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas it
produces a gas that is called synthetic gas, from synthetic gas
electricity and steam can be produced, that is why this technology is
better than any other incineration technology and it is more economic
(less expensive) and safe.
Peat international is well reputed in the world in the field of Plasma
Technology. Mr. Jose Capote who is Chief Technical Officer of Peat
International has said that this technology is accepted in developed
countries, and now in developing countries like India, we are trying to
make the environment safer by using this technology.
In Dr. Upasani’s opinion at Ankleshwar 30 metric ton hazardous waste
disposal per day plasma plant at the expenses of 40 Cror Rs. is being
discussed. MOU has been signed for this technology between Ankleshwar
Industries Association and peat International. The plant with the 30
metric ton per day capacity will produce 1.5 mega waltz electricity,
and on top of that will receive 30,000 metric ton carbon credit because
with Plasma technology carbon gas is not released outside so it will be
a benefit. Through this technology not only chemical hazardous waste
disposal is possible, but can also process medical bio-waste, municipal
waste, electrical and electronics waste disposal and can get metals
back from this waste.
If this Plasma Plant is established in Ankleshwar it will be India’s first such plant.