Iran inaugurates new project at first petrochemical hub

Iran Materials 19 May 2012 14:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 19 / Trend M. Moezzi /

Iran's first domestically built industrial waste incinerator was inaugurated in the Persian Gulf's Mahshahr port.

The $4.9 million incinerator was built at the Fajr Petrochemical Complex, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

The incinerator will help reduce petrochemical pollutants.

First estimated to cost €12 million by a European company, the project was ultimately built by an Iranian company for much less.

It took 18 months to design and build the new incinerator which is predicted to burn as much as 36 tons of the Fajr complex's waste sludge. Right now, 16 tons of sludge are incinerated at the complex.

Until now, the sludge from waste water treatment was stored in a landfill.