Hospitality industry warms up to new technology to treat food waste
Cost-effective “Converta” recycles organic waste into 100% nutrient-rich bio-compost
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15th, 2012:
Dulsco, a regional leader in waste management solutions, today announced the introduction of a new environment-friendly technology that will help the hospitality industry to dispose waste food and organic material in a safer and cost-effective manner.
Dulsco has successfully concluded trials on “Converta”, which turns organic waste into solid usable bio-compost in 48 to 72 hours. Combining modern engineering with bio-sciences, Converta contains two major chambers that treat organic waste systematically by adding natural plant extracts at regular intervals, using low amounts of electricity.
Using a fully automated dosing system, bio-stimulant is injected into the Converta chambers at various points. This combines with automated temperature, controlled movement and oxygenation stimulation to enable the rapid conversion of the waste. The microbiological process can be monitored to enable fine adjustment of the stimulant, in addition to achieving optimum efficiency within the digestion process.
The bio-compost material formed as a result is nutrient-rich and can be used as soil enhancers at farms, lawns and for agricultural purposes. Developed by the UK-based Converta Limited, Converta minimizes human intervention in the waste treatment process and conforms to local regulations on proper organic waste management.
Prakash Parab, Director of Dulsco Waste Management Services, said, “Typically, organic waste accounts for a major share of the material reaching landfills. Proper treatment and management of such waste is a challenge faced by all as untreated and unmanaged organic material creates odour, hygiene concerns and causes adverse environmental impacts.”
“In our constant endeavour to introduce innovative technologies and products in our portfolio of services, we found Converta to be an excellent alternative waste management solution. Using this technology, the hospitality industry can treat organic waste at the source itself, thus easing the pressure on the country’s landfills,” he added.
The introduction of Converta will immensely benefit the region’s hotels, restaurants, schools, in-flight caterers and canteens, which generate high volumes of organic waste every day. The compact size and design of the equipment make it easy to install in any commercial kitchen or facility.
Converta has already attracted a high interest from the region’s hospitality sector, which is always exploring cheaper and environment-friendly methods for management of organic waste. By using the machine, these facilities can now reduce the organic waste that reaches the landfills while keeping operational costs to the minimum.
The revolutionary technology will be showcased at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit 2012, the world’s foremost annual meeting dedicated towards future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies, taking place in Abu Dhabi from January 16th to 19th.
Dulsco offers tailored waste management solutions for a vast range of industry sectors and provides grease-trap cleaning services for the hospitality industry.
Dulsco is a pioneering UAE-based limited liability company with over 75 years of experience in the regional business environment. With a workforce of more than 5,000 employees, the company has grown with the region and has established itself as a premier service provider. It prides itself in offering Human Resource Solutions and Waste Management Services to its customers in the UAE and Qatar. The company’s commitment to its diverse clientele is reflected in its management system certifications such as ISO 9001:2008 for Quality, ISO 14001:2004 for Environment and OHSAS 18001:2007 for Health and Safety.
Dulsco is a key player in the UAE’s economic development and an important contributor to the country’s social development. To keep pace with industry demands and offer better services across the region, Dulsco has established offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and a joint venture operation in Doha, Qatar.
Dulsco Waste Management Services
Dulsco Waste Management Services (WMS) is a specialist leader in the collection, transportation and disposal of hazardous & non-hazardous solid and liquid waste to designated landfills and treatment facilities. WMS also offers special services such as tanker services, tank cleaning, fabrication, grease trap cleaning, street sweeping, pipe-cleaning, pest control, recycling and medical waste disposal. One of the first waste management companies in the UAE to be IMS certified, Dulsco services a range of market segments – from shopping malls, office towers, hotels and resorts, sports complexes, amphitheatres, construction and demolition to residential and other industry sectors.