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Construction : Web Exclusive | February 2013 | Source : Construction Update

BMC to set up waste treatment plants

In order to treat the 6,500 metric tonne of waste generated in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to set up waste treatment plant in association with private firms.

The civic body plans to set up these plants in the three dumping grounds at Kanjurmarg, Deonar and Mulund. For this purpose, the civic body invited proposals from companies across the world to set up such plants.

Foreign companies have shown interest in undertaking such a project and the civic body decided to invite an expression of interest from them and study the proposal, said Prakash Patil, deputy municipal commissioner, solid waste management.

He added that companies from South Korea, Germany and France are world-renowned in such technologies and have shown interest.

While a waste-to-energy incineration plant uses heat from combustion of waste to generate steam in boilers and the steam in turn drives turbines linked to generators to produce electricity, a gasification plant is an alternative to mass burn incineration that disposes of garbage and toxic contaminants while minimising emissions, reports suggest.

Its plan to set up a methanisation plant was not yielding the desired results largely owing to the failure of the companies that are given these contracts.

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