by Savitha C Muppala on  December 11, 2013 at 11:10 PM Environmental Health
 Environment-friendly Way of Waste Treatment by Japanese
This facility in Chofu, Tokyo, has the most advanced municipal waste treatment plant in Japan.

The "Green Plaza Fujimi" started its operation in April 2013. It is managed by JFE Engineering to handle combustible waste and produce energy from it.

The fully automated unit attracts visitors from abroad, especially Asian countries.

A key feature of this facility is "zero emission" - a mechanism to produce zero waste from garbage.

The combustible waste of 400,000 citizens is collected in this facility, which has the capacity to burn 288 tons of garbage every day.

Gen Takahashi, Manager, JFE Engineering Corporation, said: "We have a history of building such facilities in cooperation with the civil society. The facility has taken anti-pollution measures to lower dioxins. It has been welcomed by the residents of the area. Taking advantage of this success, we hope to expand our reach in Southeast Asia to provide an optimal solution for waste disposal."

The facility also generates electricity using a steam turbine engine from heat produced by the incineration of waste.

It produces 43.3 million kilowatts per year, which is sold to an electric company. The electricity produced can meet the requirements of about 10,000 households.

Furthermore, gas from the facility is neutralized through advanced gas treatment equipment and then released into the atmosphere.

The ash generated after burning of the garbage, is being recycled as cement.

Masaki Hagiwara, Engineering Manager, Fujimi Sanitary Association, said: "Even waste from the facility is recycled. It has achieved zero landfill of waste."

The environmental protection concept of JFE Engineering is certain to be welcomed in the ASEAN countries and India.

Japanese technology is proving its mettle in Asia. Recently, EBARA Thailand Limited, a subsidiary of Japan's EBARA Corporation, participated in the Myanmar Water 2013 Expo in Yangon.

There were 150 exhibitors from 12 countries showcasing a wide range of services, technologies, systems, purification processes and equipment for integrated water and wastewater industry.

EBARA Thailand Limited also exhibited a wide range of pumps, including standard pumps, submersible pumps and water supply pump units to meet the requirements of Myanmar's newly developed commercial and industrial complexes.

EBARA's wide range of high-efficiency, high quality pumps will be able to ensure stable water supply in Myanmar.

Katsufumi Nakano, Managing Director, EBARA Thailand Limited, "We have designed our equipment and facilities as best suited to the requirements of Myanmar at the time of developing of its industries, natural gas and industrial port. Asian countries, including Japan, have the potential to grow by joining hands. We do business in this country with the belief that growth of Asia is linked to growth of Japan, and the growth of Myanmar will lead to growth of ASEAN countries."

The products and services for pumps, chillers and cooling towers by EBARA are unmatchable.

EBARA Thailand Limited has been dedicated to the development of societies and industries in Thailand and Southeast Asia for over 20 years.

Source: ANI

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