Monday, March 29, 2010 - An Open Information Source for Scientific, Technical, and Medical Research

I created a website which can be used to gather and share knowledge of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Researchers across the world. This is an open information source for science, technical and medical research. Researchers, Students and Professional across the world will be benefited with this free knowledge base. This is a huge target which will need many supports to bring forward and you can contribute towards success of this site by submitting your knowledge.


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Comments from my friends about this site –

Wish you all the best machan..... Keep going on.. Great begining of excellent piece of work.. – anonymous

Anyway good work sube. – Mahanama; - a batch mate of mine now doing masters in Australia

Go ahead Sube........ – Thamali – a batch mate of mine

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Express my research interest on incineration technologies as a better solution for waste management

Day by day our solid waste is accumulated in uncontrolled dumping lands and create very unpleasant and potentially dangerous environment. These dumps are frequently allowed to burn - either deliberately, as a means of volume reduction, or accidentally. However it create more hazardous environment for workers and neighbors. Although there are many solutions to solid waste management due to lack of land in our small island I firmly believe that we need a rapid volume reductive solution as one of major option to our problem.

Incineration is one of ideal volume reductive solution on solid waste and we can see many developed countries including Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany and France use this technology for handling their waste. In Sri Lanka the only place where we can see a thermal treatment on solid waste is Holcim cement kiln which can be consider as a rotary incinerator. When I was an undergraduate student I had chance to visit Holcim cement manufacturing plant. In several days of spend at that manufacturing facility I observed that the kiln of Holcim is used as clinker production unit as well as a waste burning unit. Due to limited capacity of kiln large queues of medical waste, pharmaceutical waste and security printing waste are held at Holcim kiln every day. This implies the existing potential for properly controlled incineration facility for waste management in Sri Lanka. When we consider the number of open garbage dumps there are more potentials to explore for incineration facilities in Sri Lanka.

Incineration is very effective as it brings fast solution to waste management and it also can be used as Waste-To-Energy (WTE) or Energy-From-Waste (EFW) technology. A 250-tonne per day incinerator can generate about 6.5 megawatts of electricity daily. This amount is enough to power up approximately 2000 average houses.

In order to implement incineration as a solution we need in-depth analysis of fuel types, various designs such as moving grate, fixed grate, rotary-kiln, fluidised bed or specialized incinerators. Gaseous emissions such as dioxin, furan and green house gases and material separation is also very critical factors to consider as health concerns are the major drawbacks in implementing this technology. Above mentioned areas are critical to study for the efficiency and safety of the plant in order to manage the plant to meet triple bottom line sustainability.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Modern Process Control for Sustainable Process Development

Dept of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa has organized a workshop under the theme of Modern process control for sustainable process development, in collaboration with Telemark University Norway. Objectives of this two day workshop are to educate Sri lankan engineers about automation of new processes and to make them aware on latest developments in control systems. 

Workshop is conducted by experts from Telemark University, Norway. This workshop will also provide an excellent opportunity to discuss your industrial related problems with Norwagean experts and with our staff members as well.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Why Not ChemEng Success story

Whynotchemeng website which was implemented to inspire student and professionals on chemical engineering studies has achieved remarkable success. According to ICHEME analysis the website has been played a major role on conversion student on chemical engineering studies. I found that fact on TCETDAY magazine (2010 January). It launched promotional campaigns using social networks, google ads, youtube and many innovative ways to market their inspirational campaign.

Today young people spend considerable amount of their active time on internet and interactive web solutions such as blogs, social networks, social bookmarking … etc are wonderful way to give them a message.

IChemE had identified the potential and grab it. Congratulations ………

I am looking for more innovative campaigns in future.