enzymes 4 odor elimination…

an environment friendly way 2eliminate odors fr organic sources is d use of enzymes 2degrade d source & not simply mask it w/ a more pleasant smelling compounds just like wat deodorizers do.

composting s d best way 2recycle biodegradable waste but sometimes d leachate (wat oders call ‘greentea’) can smell bad…tis can discourage ppl fr doin d right thing…d solution? use enzymes 2help in d decomposition of ur compost as well as eliminate d bad odor….now, even ppl living in condos can compost deir waste….

using enviro alternatives e.g. vinegar can also help clean up smelly places but enzymes r far more better than tis natural chemicals….

here’s a file regarding composting using an earthen clay pot.

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“Composting food scraps produces little to no methane because there is sufficient oxygen in the process. And using the resulting compost reduces greenhouse gases by returning carbon to the soil, increasing plant growth, and reducing emissions associated with chemical fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation.”

isn’t tis great? hope dat everybody will do homecomposting in d very near future…tis s d only way 2go….just imagine, 4every 10 garbage trucks goin 2d landfill, 4 trucks r actually biodegradlble & d oder 4 trucks r recyclable…..hmmmmm…we actually need only 2 trucks 2dispose our residual waste….

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sustainable communities

a colleague of mine sir aris nugrahanto fr indonesia inquired bout sustainable cities or eco cities in d philippines…..since i don’t know of any eco city here, masdar initiative is d first thing dat came into my mind….a zero carbon city 2b developed by a well funded group of ppl fr abu dhabi….watch d video 4more info…..

boiler efficiency & accidents

i’ve been doin research on boiler efficiency since this is one of d major areas where industrial companies can save a lot of money while minimizing their organization’s global warming potential. bad emissions is a sign of money being burnt….w/ dcost of fossil fuel continuously being volatile, making a boiler work efficiently should be d standard….fuel efficiency is not only bout money savings but also bout safety….an inefficient boiler means trouble….big trouble…it’s like dealing w/ a pressure cooker in d kitchen, it’s very dangerous when u don’t deal w/it properly.

at d start of this holly week, a heat exchanger tank of a boiler system exploded in a styrofoam factory in bulacan province. according 2d news, der wer almost a dozen pple killed in d accident.

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many companies are converting their boilers 2utilize biomass just like this styrofoam factory, i.e. dey’r using rice husks as fuel 4d boiler. biomass boiler owners should be particularly carefull bout d fireside since soot accumulation is inevitable….soot in d fireside of a firetube boiler means less heat transfer so more fuel is needed 2burn 2heat d same amount f water. accordingly: ‘soot has five times the insulating value of asbestos. allowing it to accumulate in boiler firetubes wastes fuel-a 3/16″ accumulation in the firetubes will waste more than 20% of the boilers’ fuel.’

in d waterside, water scale, lime & rust accumulate n have a significant impact on heat transfer….more scales means more fuel needed…

therefore, bad boiler maintenance means bad air emissions, inefficient heat transfer, more fuel being burnt…and most of all….it can be an accident waiting 2happen….

when companies loose 10 million pesos (not including d cost of lost lives) like this styrofoam factory….dey will no longer think bout d cost-benefit-analysis of preventive maintenance….an efficient boiler is not only bad for d company’s bottomline in d short-term (due 2expenses 2b incurred) but also good 4d environment as well as d safety & health of d workers in d long-run….

if d styrofoam company can prove dat dey have a working boiler efficiency programĀ  (bep)….i can only agree dat wat happened is really an accident…

if companies can calculate how much savings is d 20% of deir million peso fuel expenses & d cost savings in preventing an accident….it will den be a no-brainer 2implement a bep…..

hospital waste

last week, i conducted a hospital waste management workshop with the hospital waste management team (hwmt) of the lucena united doctors hospital & medical center (ludhmc). my colleague mr. art baysa of zectra enterprise (a wastewater treatment facility-wtf contractor) delivered a lecture on the operation & maintenance of the newly constructed wastewater treatment plant of ludhmc after w/c a hospital waste mgt workshop followed. this is one of a series of workshops that will tackle the hospital’s waste mgt, e.g. liquid waste (wastewater), solid waste (domestic), infectious waste, hazardous waste, etc.

we are currently finalizing the hospital waste mgt program together w/ the hwmt. a very timely issue is the wastewater generation minimization program, a mitigating measure that can ensure continuous improvement. after the installation of an engineering control (i.e. the wtf), an administrative control like this minimization program will see to it that the activity will be sustainable. the hospital already spent a lot of money in the construction of the wtf and will spend more money in operating it to be sure that they are not polluting the nearby water bodies. there is no return of investment in this intervention, but the minimization program can reduce the cost of operating the facility.

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