Energy for Refugee Camps
Refugee camps are being setup as a consequence of war, earth quake and other natural disasters. Under the normal conditions most of the refugee camps are established in remote places.
Taking electricity to these places may be very difficult in normal conditions . Sanitation is yet another problem faced by the authorities. Due to the unhygienic conditions the chances for spreading epidemics are also another Issue. Dr Sajidas has developed a cost effective, simple and easy to install sanitation bioreactor system applying biomethanation technology. Under this technology, the entire human excreta discharged from common toilets are fed to an Anaerobic bio reactor (digester). With the help of tiny microbes the organic fractions in the sewages are converted in to Biogas. The Biogas generated through this process can be used as a green renewable fuel for purposes for cooking , lighting , heating and for the generation of electricity . Biogas can be used as a substitute for diesel in the existing diesel generators. Through the use of Biogas in generators 80% of diesel can be saved. These plants will help simultaneously to maintain hygienic sanitation and the production green energy. In the absences of bio digesters, the entire sewage dumped in huge septic tanks will lead to emissions of methane . But Biogas digesters will help to prevent such type of environmental pollutions also.
Those who need any type of support or technical advice for the installations of Bio Reactors can approach Dr. A.Sajidas.
Bio digesters for post disaster activities
Due to various reasons the frequency of disasters is increasing day by day . Commonly epidemics will spread quickly in disaster effected areas due to unhygienic conditions. The communication system as well as supply of electricity will also be collapse due to disasters . Re installing electricity and communication systems and reintroduction of sanitation arrangements are the big challenges confronted by the authorities and international communities.
Dr.Sajidas has designed and developed different types of very efficient anaerobic biogas digesters suitable for use in disaster effected regions .These digesters can be installed along with temporary toilet complexes instead of traditional septic tanks. The biogas generated can be used for electricity generation, cooking or heating purposes . If necessary, in emergency conditions these digesters can be used for the disposal of dead animals also.
Dr. A. Sajidas
PB No.520, M.P Appan Road
Vazhuthacaud, Thycaud Post
Trivandrum, Kerala, India