Waste Recycling Station Launched in Qeshm
A new waste recycling station in Qeshm Island will on a daily basis refine and recycle 10,000 cubic meters of urban sewage. By doubling the number of sewage plants in Qeshm to four, the recycled sewage will reach 20,000 cubic meters per day, Dr. Ali Shams Ardakani, a member of the board of directors of the Qeshm Free Zone Organization (QFZO) said at the inaugural function of the first waste segregation system on the island, held at the Qeshm international conference hall.
Ardakani said the large recycling and refining station in Qeshm Island indicates “knowledge management and commercialization,” and lauded its builders, IRNA reports. The Qeshm Waste Recycling Station was established and launched on a 20% partnership with the QFZO in the industrial town of Tula.
“More than one billion dollars ( 30,000 billion rials) was allocated to commercialization of knowledge in universities by the previous government that resulted in nothing but piles of useless articles in drawers of CEOs, while claiming to have provided over 300,000 job opportunities via corporations that were established using the allocated money,” he noted.
He added that the claims were not in accordance with social realities, and “the high unemployment rate, particularly among university students, only confirmed that.”
Stating that “knowledge will go nowhere if not managed,” he stressed that most of “our supposedly knowledge-based activities in universities are devoid of commercial content and therefore, will not deliver the goods.”
CEO of Boostan Sabz Kavir Company, Ali Shafii, and executor of the recycling station, said the foreign investment for the project was 1.3 million euros, while domestic investment was 80 billion rials. The advantage of this system was that 100 tons of waste at a purity of more than 90% could be segregated daily. “The capacity can increase two-fold if the necessary conditions are met,” he noted.
He named several advantages of the Dutch Redox Waste Recycling firm, the manufacturer and seller of recycling and refining equipment to Iran, and said the new system will use dry waste to manufacture carton and paper on top of delivering a technology that produces organic fertilizer.
Hashem Hashemi, scientific director of Boostan Sabz Kavir, explained that in addition to the traditional waste disposal that would only turn dry waste into compost, the new method removes all traces of glass in the vibrators as well as ensuring two elemental and molecular forms of separation. “The method returns more than 98% of waste to the natural cycle,” he said.
A Redox official in a statement described Qeshm “as a beautiful and clean island that will become cleaner and more beautified in the future.”
Head of the board of directors of Boostan Sabz Kavir, Mohammad Soltan Zadeh, thanked the QFZO for preparing the grounds for commissioning the recycling station.