Ion Exchange (India) Ltd (BSE: 500214) has announced the launch of India’s first ANDICOS Waste to Energy system in Hyderabad, Telengana in colloboration with Belgium based VITO and Europem.
The ANDICOS design integrates state-of-the-art technologies like INDION IPC MBR and INDION
Advanced Bio-methanation process. INDION IPC MBR treats raw sewage and produces purified water that can be reused. The sludge generated in the INDION IPC MBR process is then combined with organic kitchen waste generated in homes and communities in INDION Advanced Bio-methanation process. Thus, the ANDICOS system recovers purified water, renewable energy and organic fertiliser from liquid and solid waste.
The ANDICOS Waste to Energy plant can be built modularly for centralised and decentralised uses and can also be customised for large municipal installations. The first ANDICOS Waste to Energy plant has been set up at Akshaya Patra in Hyderabad to treat waste water and organic waste from its new and fully automated kitchen. The ANDICOS Waste to Energy plant has a capacity to treat approximately 1000 kgs of organic kitchen waste and 2 – 6m3 of sewage sludge on a daily basis and will generate approximately 20 KW/H of electrical power along with 1.35 tonnes of rich organic fertiliser per day.
Rajesh Sharma, CMD of Ion Exchange said that the company had been researching and developing the ANDICOS system and technology for over two years. The solutions are based on the latest technologies available across the globe. Ajay Popat, President of Ion Exchange said that the ANDICOS plant is unique as it integrates technology to combine solid organic waste and waste water to generate power, water and fertiliser than can be used thereafter.