The technical committee in charge of reviewing the functioning of the mobile incinerator has submitted its report to the state government. According to members of the committee, the report has suggestions to improve the efficiency of the mobile incinerator, which consumes 40-80 litres of diesel per hour.
George Chackacherry, executive director, Suchitwa Mission, said the report has been submitted to the state government. “The government is looking into the suggestions made by the committee to improve the efficiency of the mobile incinerator. The only concern is the fuel consumption, which is 40-80 litres per hour. If the moisture content is more, it would require more fuel to heat up,” he said.
The technical committee included officials of Pollution Control Board, Suchtiwa Mission, City Corporation and SIDCO.
Operations to begin by December 4
After undergoing trial run for a month, the mobile incinerator will begin full-fledged operation by December 4. However, the incinerator is yet to get approval of the Pollution Control Board. “We haven’t given clearance to the incinerator,” said K R Santhosh Kumar, environmental engineer, Pollution Control Board. “We will suggest come conditions to improve its functioning,” he said.
The incinerator, which is operating on a trial basis, has been disposing of waste accumulated in Palayam and East Fort areas for the past one month. It is expected to work for 8-16 hours per day.
It was bought from Chintan Sales in Gujarat and brought here in the first week of November.