Nov 26, 2013

Power, waste and water

Providing real solutions for real needs of Pakistan

Pakistan faces three major challenges that hinder its economic development, namely shortages of electricity, partial processing of solid waste and treatment of waste waters which still has specially ample opportunities for development.

The main challenge is the shortage of electricity, which is partly explained by the fact that demand due to economic developpment has risen much faster in recent years than the production capacity. The gap between demand and supply is thus especially acute at the peak hours of activity.

The country has for exemple faced a serious shortage of electricity in 2011, which considerably slowed the productivity of key industries of Pakistan, namely textiles, steel, glass, fertilizer.

The second challenge is that solid waste is only partially processed, whether produced by industry, households and agriculture. Regarding wastewater finally, only a few amount of it treated, even in large cities. In other words, this means the existance of a huge amount of liquid and solid material. Often seen as unnecessary materials that must be disposed of, waste can instead become a highly recoverable raw material.

The technical turnkey propositions of EAWC Technologies allow the communities to cover their essentiel needs, providing both energy and water, irrigation water for agriculture as well as drinking water. The system operates with a plasma converter, which is fed with waste of various kinds, (industrial, agricultural or domestic). These wastes are separated by a plasma arc at very high temperatures, and thus reduced to their basic components (atoms). Plasma arc treatment product thus both syngas (syngas), hydrogen, electricity through a steam turbine as well as purified water which can be used both for irrigation crops and drinking. The process also allows the water desalination in the agricultural regions where salinisation of water exists.

The facilities are achievable in very varying sizes, which allows for both a 10 megawatt facility (Mw/H) suitable for a small town, or facilities of 3000 Mw/H for large cities like Karachi, Lahore and Quetta.

We are looking forward to have the opportunity of provide green technologies in order to provide real solutions for real needs of Pakistan.