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Half Day Workshop on Utilisation of Priority Waste Streams in Cement Kilns

Dr. Karstensen- Chief Scientist, SINTEF presenting on Improving resource efficiency and limiting environmental impacts by using integrated waste treatment options

09 April 2018, Vapi

The 'Half Day Workshop on Utilization of Priority Waste Streams from Vapi Industrial Estate in Cement Kilns in Gujarat' was jointly organized by Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Vapi Industrial Association (VIA), GIZ and SINTEF.

The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants (7% female) from Vapi Industrial Association, GPCB- Vapi Regional Office, GPCB- Gandhinagar (Head Office), Paper Mill Owners representing Vapi Paper Mill Association (VPMA), Dyes and dyes intermediate industries, Vapi Green Enviro Limited (VGEL) responsible for operating the Hazardous Waste Landfill (TSDF) and Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Vapi, major cement companies of Gujarat such as Ambuja (Geocycle), Ultratech, Sanghi, Digvijay; CII-Green Business Centre, GIZ SEIP Vapi Cell and SINTEF.

Mr. Palash K Saha, Research Scientist- SINTEF set the context on baseline waste management scenario of the three selected (priority) waste streams generated from Vapi. Mr. Jalendu Desai from Ultratech Cement presented on the concepts and benefits of co-processing and on experiences of utilisation of wastes from Vapi. Ultratech has been co-processing plastic wastes since 2012-13; on an average 6000 tonnes/month of plastic wastes is currently utilised in Ultratech cement plants.

In the meeting, it was decided to make a case on plastic waste utilization in Vapi which can be referred and replicated in other similar paper mill clusters. This document may be submitted to GPCB for their review. Along with this, various other measures were decided to be undertaken. Another consultation or follow up meeting to track the progress of activities to be conducted in the last week of June 2018.

Participants listening to the presentation made by Ultratech Cement

Participants at the Half Day Workshop on Utilization of Priority Waste Streams from Vapi Industrial Estate in Cement Kilns in Gujarat

Plastic wastes being loaded on trucks for transport to Ultratech Cement

CETP Sludge from Decenters stored in concrete pits for drying