MCD to use plasma technology for disposing of garbage in Delhi

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The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has decided to employ plasma technology for the mundane but crucial purpose of disposing garbage.

Due to the increasing amount of waste being generated in Delhi, the civic body opted to implement a new method– “Plasma Converter Technology”– to dispose of waste in an efficient manner. About 6,000-7,000 metric-tonnes of waste matter was being generated daily in Delhi and there were only three landfill sites where this waste could be dumped. The landfills at Balswa, Ghazipur and Okhla are already filled to capacity and there is no other place to dump garbage. Thus, a new method of disposing of waste is required. The PCT uses high temperature “plasma” generated by a “torch” to convert waste into non-toxic solids and plasma converter gas (PCG). The solid product that is quite similar to ebonite, can be disposed of without any hazard and the PCG can be utilised for producing electrical energy.

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