The waste treatment plant is a state-of-the-art modern facility, based on the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) process with proper segregation, recovery of recyclables and bio-methanation technology, reports Elets News Network (ENN)
The ultra-modern waste management plant based on German Technology under the “Make in India” programme, which is Asia’s biggest and most ambitious project, has been initiated in Goa.
This Solid Waste Management (SWM) plant is the first of its kind in the country and was inaugurated at the hands of Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister for Defence, and Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, on the auspicious occasion of Goa Statehood Day.
The waste treatment plant is a state-of-the-art modern facility, based on the mechanical biological treatment (MBT) process with proper segregation, recovery of recyclables and bio-methanation technology. The waste treatment technologies have been borrowed from different parts of the world. The machinery has been imported from Germany and Italy.
The new facility is comprised of three components – material segregation and recycling centre, treatment of wet fraction via bio-methanation, and composting section and landfill area.
The facility will have minimum human intervention, enclosed sheds and computer-controlled equipment for handling different types of input material. The functioning of the plant and selection of technology has been done keeping in focus that all issues of odour, unsightly garbage mounds and leachate generation are addressed and handled with the aim of minimising the same.
Electricity produced in-house from the organic fraction of the waste will be used to power the plant operation. Composting and maturation of dewatered sludge will help produce manure. The plant will have a fully-automated process where machines will be used to sort and separate garbage. The facility will also act as a learning centre to create awareness about the positive environmental impact of the solid waste treatment facility in the State.