‘Mosquito-unfriendly’ plant from Biotech

Published: 03rd November 2012 12:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2012 12:01 PM   |  A+A-

Biotech, a firm which specialises in biogas technology, has developed a new type of garbage-based biogas plant which is quite ‘unfriendly’ to mosquitoes and can be used in homes safely.

What makes it different, according to Biotech officials, is that mosquitoes cannot use it for breeding. In normal domestic biogas plants, mosquitoes lay eggs in the gap between the gas tank and the digester. The larvae can be killed by putting a few drops of kerosene in the sides of the plant. In plants that are fitted with water jackets, ‘Guppi’ fish can be bred to check the mosquito menace. But few people spend some time on such techniques.

The new Biotech-developed plant prevents mosquitoes from using it as a breeding ground. Its gas tanks can collect up to 50 per cent more than the existing tanks. The biogas plant, developed by Biotech director Dr Dr Sajidas and team, is also quite portable and can easily be transported. For details, call Dr Sajidas at 9447792179.


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