Indo-German Workshop on Waste to Wealth
Waste management is a great concern for the mankind to make the globe green. Rapid industrialization, urbanization, and population has enormously increased the production of industrial, electronic, municipal, agro wastes etc. Those wastes have been started to pileup in the disposal plants and the nook and corners due to inadequate technologies to convert them into value added products. It is pity that the technologies that are used for effective management is not growing as fast as the waste production.
Worldwide ≈2.7 million Tons of red mud have been left unused in the storage plant due to insufficient technologies. India is one of the top most producer of red mud (13.7 million Tons per year). Among that nearly 3% has been used for the construction purposes and the rest are left unused. Similarly, India is producing 350 million Tons of fly ash annually hence its energy supply mostly depends on thermal power stations. Among that ≈60% has been used in cement sector, reclamation of waste lands, bricks & tiles production, mine filing, paving roads & embankments, concrete, agriculture etc. On the other hand, developed countries like Germany is utilizing most of its fly ashes for construction purposes. This is due to inadequate technologies in developing countries like India to utilize waste in a scientific manner. Apart from the industrial wastes, the other wastes like e-waste, municipal, agro waste, etc., are also started to pileup and cover the precious land. The studies shows that e-waste production in India is increasing 10% every year. Most of the e-wastes are coming from the urban cities. Nearly 434 thousand Tons of e-waste is going to the urban slums every year. Similarly, the quantities of solid municipal waste in Indian urban cities are abruptly increasing. Nearly 1.15 lakh Tons of solid municipal waste has been produced in India. The waste are not scientifically managed. Moreover, in most cases waste handlers are handing them with considerable health risk. Most of the e-waste handlers are found to be contaminated with heavy metals. So, further research and development is necessary to find new technologies for waste management and conversion of waste into a useful product in a cost effective manner and providing safe working ground for waste handlers etc.
“Scientifically speaking there is nothing called waste in this world. Someone waste (unwanted product) can be a valuable resource of others. All the components of any kind of waste have some potential in it, when it is treated in a scientific manner“.
So the aim of this workshop is to create a platform to bring both the academicians and industrialist from both the countries, who are working on waste to wealth, to discuss the problem related with waste management and to find a viable solution for it.
Registration Date has been Extended from February 12th, 2019 to February 15th, 2019 till 05:30 PM.
Prof. Avanish Kumar Srivastava
- Prof. Sunil K. Sanghi, CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal
- Dr. Shabi Thankaraj Salammal, CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal
- Prof. Herbert Pöllmann, Martin-Luther-Universität
- Mr. Dirk Brandenburger, BauMineral GmbH
Dr. A K Singh, Er. R S Ahirwar & Mr. Narendra Singh,
CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Bhopal
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC)