Zigzag Technology In Kilns Termed Environmental Friendly

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Zigzag technology in kilns termed environmental friendly

MULTAN, Sept 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Sep, 2018 ) ::International experts Sunday stressed kiln owners to adopt new zigzag technology as is not only environment-friendly but also cost-effective.

Zigzag brick-kiln technology reduces 40 per cent coal consumption for baking of bricks and similarly, it also offers 90 per cent top quality bricks compared with 70 per cent secured through conventional methods, said international experts from Nepal Resma Dixit, Raj Kumar, Syuas Prajapots and Syama Maharjan.

They were speaking at a workshop, held on environmental issues and modern brick-kilns technology.

The workshop was jointly organised by Environment Protection Department Punjab, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA) and Pakistan Brick-Kiln Association at a local hotel.

The experts said that the world was adopting zigzag technology in kilns, as the centres are a major source of rising pollution in the country.

They said that the new technology was cheap as it reduces over 40pc coal consumption and provides over 90pc top quality bricks.

In Pakistan, there are over 20,000 kilns and these were causing huge pollution.

Nepali expert Resma Dixit told APP that baking of 1,000 bricks used to add 2-kg of smoke to the atmosphere in traditional style brick-kilns, while it could be reduced to 400 grams only by adopting the zigzag technology.

Technical Manager Asad Mehmood said that the NEECA was working on efficient use of energy and coal is important sources for producing energy in the country. Coal is used in brick-kiln industry so the NEECA was facilitating the Environment Proyection Department to check rising pollution in the atmosphere.

Country Representative ICIMOD Abdul Wahid Jasra said that the international body was working in eight countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, Afghanistan and China. The mandate of ICIMOD was to work in mountainous areas of the the countries.

President Brick-Kiln Association Pakistan Shoaib Niazi also observed that their organisation would surely follow zigzag technology.

Muhammad Ikraam, a kiln owner, who recently installed zigzag technology as pilot project in Raiwind, stated that the technology was very much effective in terms of cost as well as reduction in pollution.

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