Use Of Zig-zag Technologies In Construction Of Brick Kilns To Minimize Environmental Effects

Use of zig-zag technologies in construction of brick kilns to minimize environmental effects

Use of Zig-Zag technology in construction and operations of kilns can minimize the effects of burning coal on environment and reduce the fuel consumption up to 30 percent.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Sep, 2018 ) :Use of Zig-Zag technology in construction and operations of kilns can minimize the effects of burning coal on environment and reduce the fuel consumption up to 30 percent.

This was stated by Sewa Lamsal, Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan during the inaugural ceremony of three-day training workshop on "Construction and Understanding Operations of Zig-Zag Bricks Kilns" organized by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change, ICIMOD and National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA).

She emphasized the kiln owners in Pakistan to adopt this new technology without any fear or hesitation as it gives better quality bricks and reduces coal consumption.

Engineer Khadim Hussain Bhatti, Secretary PEC welcomed the participants and highlighted the recent achievements of PEC at international and national level.

He was of the view that the introduction of environment friendly and energy efficient brick kilns is an effort in the right direction.

The traditional design of brick kilns is not only energy intensive but also put various health hazards and environmental issues, he added. With the help of modified design, up to 30 percent reduction in fuel would save millions of Dollars spent on coal import beside reduction in carbon emission up to 85 percent thus controlling environmental degradation, he added.

He further revealed that the production of high quality bricks could be improved up to 95% which is currently less than 70 percent.

PEC shall facilitate in creating awareness about this technology through trainings, linking indigenous Research and Development organizations and pursuing policy reforms in the sector to encourage and support the kiln owners as well as the society. Khizer Hayat Khan, Federal Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change while speaking to the audience expressed that consumption of low quality diesel and petrol is worsening the situation of pollution in Pakistan.

He assured the full support of his ministry in promoting environment friendly technologies.

He appreciated the efforts of Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan, ICIMOD and the delegation of Brick Kilns Owners Association of Nepal.

Speaking at the occasion, Sohaib Khan Niazi, President Brick Kiln Association of Pakistan expressed the fears of brick kiln owners in adopting new technologies. He emphasized on development of model kilns in different cities and deputation of master trainers for the training of brick makers. The inaugural session of the three-day training was attended by officials of Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Energy, National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Pakistan Engineering Council, civil engineers and owners of brick kilns.

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