India’s Second Municipal Sewage Hygienization facility gets final operational and safety clearance
The dry sewage hygienization plant built by Symec Engineers (India) Pvt Ltd in the central Indian city of Indore, in collaboration with Indore Smart City Limited and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), has now received its final operational and safety licence. This facility will will be operated for a initial 3 year period by M/s Microtrol Sterilization Services Pvt Ltd under a joint venture agreement with Symec Engineers and the owner of the facility – Indore Municipal Corporation.
This facility uses gamma irradiation to convert harmful, bacteria laden sewage into useful biofertilizer. This technology, developed by BARC, will help reduce the dependence on synthetic fertilizers like urea and help to rejuvenate depleted soil by converting a biohazardous waste into a useful product.
This state of the art facility is designed to process 5 tons/hr of dry sewage with fully automated crushing, sieving, loading, irradiation, BioNPK spraying and bagging.
The facility is also designed to be able to process other products and special care has been taken to separate and isolate the sludge handling area with separate product entry exit points, air curtains, and a separate set of tote boxes provided to ensure there is no cross contamination. This ensures the facility will be active during the monsoon season as well, when the availability of dry sewage sludge is very limited.
Symec Engineers and Microtrol Sterilization Services are both members of iia.