Inauguration of IPAL Installation of PT. KORIN JAYA by Mr. DR. Ir. Ngakan Timur Antara Head of Industrial Research and Development Agency.
Mr. DR. Ir Ngakan Timur Antara, Head of the Ministry of Industry’s Industrial Research and Development Agency, inaugurated the operation of the IPAL (Liquid Waste Treatment Plant) PT. Korin Jaya on Tuesday (2/27/2018), Mr. DR. Ir Ngakan Timur Antara appreciate PT. Korin Jaya handed over the construction process of its IPLC to the Center for Industrial Pollution Prevention Technology (BBTPPI) using the waste-decomposing microbial anaerobic technology, which was discovered by BBTPPI under the auspices of the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI).
“I welcome positively. I hope that with the discovery of these microbes, BBTPPI continues to make further identification. So we know very well about the type of habitat, and how microbes can develop, “said Ngakan, on the sidelines of a visit to PT. Korin Jaya, Semarang Regency, Tuesday (27/2).
According to him, the discovery of the waste-decomposing microbes was considered to be able to answer the problem of waste that residents often complain about in the industrial area. This is because in addition to damaging the environment, factory waste can also cause cancer when mixed with the drinking water of the surrounding population.
The discovery of microbes will be conveyed to the Ministry of Industry. The reason is, as before, to decompose wastewater, chemicals are used which will cause new problems such as the emergence of solid waste which belongs to the category of hazardous toxic substances (B3). BBTPPI researchers and engineers said that the microbes used are anaerobic microbes specifically for waste processing. With these microbes, the waste produced will meet the quality standards of class 1 wastewater, or the best quality waste results and be free from B3 waste.
The research has been applied in PT. Korin Jaya, a company engaged in cardboard production.
Operational Director of PT. Korin Jaya, Mr. Park Jung Yong stated that the waste which was black and solid, had now turned clear. “PT. Korin cares about the environment. Therefore, we apply the research from BBTPPI so that the community is free from the impacts of environmental problems “, he said.
In addition to using microbes, BBTPPI also developed wastewater treatment using rooted plants (wetland). After the waste is broken down by microbes, waste will be passed in rooted plants, which will absorb pollutant elements.
That way, the waste that was originally solid black, has looked clear and safe for the environment. “For industries whose waste endangers the community, don’t be afraid to apply this BBTPPI research,” said Park Jung Yong.