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New Delhi, Jan, 23: The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste–to–energy plant which will turn e west and plastic into light diesel oil in 24houres officials said on Thursday. Waste to Resource
A patented technology called “Polycrack “will be used in this waste-to-energy plant, which is the first of its kind in Indian Railway and only the fourth in India.
“it is the world’s first patented heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feedstocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas carbon, and water.
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Earlier lots of non-ferrous scrap generated from the Carriage Repair Workshop had no efficient method of disposal. As a result, these elements were being disposed of by landfills, which had an environmentally hazardous impact, “said East coast railway spokesperson JP Mishra. He said in this process, pre-segregation of waste is not required to reform the waste which can be directly fed into the machine to be converted into diesel.
It has a high tolerance to moisture hence drying is small hence the area required for installing it is less when compared with the conventional method of processing. All constituents are converted into valuable energy thereby it a zero discharge process, he explained.
The gas generated in the process is re-used to provide energy to the system thereby making itself reliant on its energy requirement and also bring down the operating cost, the officer said.
He also said that there is no atmosphere emission during the process unlike other conventional methods except for combustion gases which have pollutants less than prescribed norms the world over.
The plant operated at around 450 degrees, making it a low-temperature process when compared with other options. The waste-to-energy plant has been constructed in three months at a cost of around RS2crore.
Waste generated from the Mancheswar Carriage pair Workshop, coaching depot, and Bhubaneswar railway station will be feeder material per batch, Mishra said.
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An estimated income from the byproducts generated will be around RS17.5 lash per annum, the official said while the annual main-tenancy cost per year will be RS10.4 lakh.
While this is the first such plant over the railway, it is the fourth in the country. The first plant is a small one with a capacity of 50kg\day set up by Infosys in Bangalore in 2011. The second one is it Mote bag, Delhi in 2014 with a capacity of 50kg per day. The third one with 50kg capacity per batch.
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