Garbage incinerator
Garbage incinerator

Japan's JFE Engineering develops autonomous garbage incinerator

ANI | Updated: Feb 10, 2020 19:45 IST

Niigata [Japan], Feb 10 (ANI): JFE Engineering's Shinden Refuse Incineration Center that operates at Niigata city in northeastern Japan has converted the energy generated by burning garbage into electricity and reused it.
Normally, in the central control room, workers monitor the condition of combustion at all times.
When the alarm sounds like advanced combustion, they stop supplying garbage and adjust the condition of combustion.
"On this screen, a dust collector is a device that puts garbage into an incinerator. The grid is a device that sends garbage, and the two devices adjust the amount of garbage for incinerated," said Shirou Tabe, an official from JFE Engineering.
This plant is monitored by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology without human power.
The technology helps controls the amount of combustion for being efficient and stable 24 hours.
"Auto-driving is a system that automates this work which employees currently operate and renders the central control room unmanned. It automates combustion stabilization. At the waste disposal facility, various kinds of garbage are gathering, so the combustion condition is unstable. In order to achieve this, it is necessary for the driver to operate in order to stabilise. The system automatically operates, which reduces the number of employees. This will allow the central control room to be operated unattended," Tabe said.
The other one is the system, so there are no mistakes and operating under certain conditions without a break, so the combustion condition is more stable. In addition, the system is currently in operation in waste plants. We want to adapt it to sewage treatment plant and biomass power plant, and we want to contribute this advanced technology to solve the environmental problem in Asia and countries of the world," he added.
Efficient and stable re-use of disparate waste in a way that reduces the workforce, is enabled by JFE's plant knowledge and AI technology. (ANI)

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