In a first, SAIL-BSP uses plasma tech to dispose toxic waste

For the first time, State-run Steel Authority of India Limited’s flagship Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) will use plasma technology for the disposal of hazardous waste. This is being done for the conservation of environment and natural resources.

According to a Business Standard report, the company would be the setting up a state of the art Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) management facility in collaboration with the United Nations Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Environment & Forests & Climate Change.

This is going to be the first time that UNIDO would be sharing the technology with India, the officer said, while adding that the facility would also be the first of its kind in the entire South Asia region.

The facility would have two process units for the safe disposal and decontamination of PCB waste — the PCB Decontamination System and the Plascon Destruction System — where the pure PCBs and other POPs shall be destroyed in the Plasma Arc system under controlled temperature conditions.

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