THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After popularising an organic waste convertor with the epithet ‘Pattoor model’, a mechanism to process non-biodegradable waste is making its appearance at Pattoor from Thursday onwards.
Named ‘Fire-ball Series Green Incinerator,’ the Rs five-lakh worth equipment converts materials made of leather and rubber into ashes at 500 degrees Celsius without consuming fuel or causing environmental pollution.
It is under the aegis of Pattoor Housing Accommodation Scheme Apartment Owners’ and Allottees Association that the initiative has been launched. The machinery is designed by 4 R Technologies in Thrissur.
Fumes emanating during the burning process will be passed through a water scrubber arrangement where toxic gases and particles will dissolve in water and the fumes leaving the chimney would be white in colour. The chimney is installed at a height of 100 feet not to cause atmospheric pollution. To make materials with high moisture content burn faster, an electric blower is also attached. Getting inspired from the award-winning Malayalam movie ‘Perariyathavar’, the inauguration of the incinerator is to be performed by a Kudumbashree worker Sulochana, who has been engaged in collecting waste from the place for over a decade now. Director of the movie Dr Biju will be honoured by K Muraleedharan MLA. Biju will deliver the keynote address as well.
On the occasion, Mayor K Chandrika will honour three Kudumbashree workers, Sulochana, Mini and Ushakumari. The programme is at 5.30 pm at Pattoor EMS Nagar Apartment Complex.