Friday, May 27, 2011

Some info about Incinerator and there is one in Cameron Highlands!

More incinerators needed for waste disposal
Thursday May 26, 2011 MYT 5:26:00 PM

LANGKAWI: More incinerators must be built in the country as landfills can no longer be accepted as the best option for waste disposal in the future, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heong said.

He said on environmental and health-related grounds, incinerators would also be the preferred choice for waste disposal in the long term.

The minister said the five existing and under-construction incinerators in Langkawi, Tioman Island, Cameron Highlands, Pangkor Island and Labuan were capable of meeting the demand for waste disposal services for another 30 to 40 years.

Incinerated waste would also produce electricity for the incinerator plant's operation, he told reporters after visiting Langkawi Incineration Plant here Thursday.

"After incineration, what's left of the waste is 10% of ashes that need to be disposed of in the landfill. This reduces the use of land and is much safer than the conventional way," he said.

Chor also said the ministry was closely watching the performances of the companies contracted to dispose waste in the country.

On the RM68mil Langkawi plant, the minister said it would have the capacity to process 100 tonnes of solid waste daily.

The National Solid Waste Management Department, which is in charge of the project, has also taken the initiatives to upgrade four other waste disposal sites in Kedah, he added. - Bernama

Langkawi incinerator to generate electricity
Friday May 27, 2011

LANGKAWI: The country’s first waste incineration plant which runs on power generated from solid waste, will commence operations here in August.

Among the notable features of this plant, which is part of the green campaign initiative, is its ability to generate its own electricity by burning waste.

The plant in Kampung Belanga Pecah, Jalan Air Hangat is now on a trial run to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Department of Environment (DOE), Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung said said after visiting the plant here yesterday.

The RM68mil plant can process 100 tons per-day of waste to gene-rate one megawatt of electricity.

National Solid Waste Management Department director-general Datuk Nadzi Yahaya says that the power produced was more than enough to operate the plant.

Chor said the plant is also capable of segregating solid waste and recycling.

The Langkawi incinerator plant is among five new ones being commissioned by the ministry.

However it is the only one with the capacity to generate its own power, Chor said.

The other four are on Tioman island, Pangkor island, Labuan island and the Cameron Highlands.

He said that the plant in Pangkor was handed to the ministry recently for inspection while the one in Cameron Highlands, is now under testing for pollution control.

The plant in Labuan has yet to be built while the one for Tioman is about 70% completed.

Chor also said that certain enforcement aspects of the Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act 2007, which had been reviewed, would be presented to the cabinet for approval soon. -- The Star

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