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NCKU receives waste heat furnace from Japan’s JEP to promote waste treatment


Tainan, Taiwan, January 23, 2014

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) received heat furnace, emulsifying equipment and heat exchangers manufactured by Japanese Environmental Preservation Co. Ltd (JEP) as gifts from the company in an effort to study on hazardless waste treatment and recycling for environmental protection in Taiwan.

Both NCKU and JEP also signed an agreement to jointly upgrade Taiwan’s bottom ash, heavy metal sludge and hazardous waste treatment technology, thus inventing a complete solution for waste problems with the commitment to create a low-carbon, zero-waste and safe environmental of sustainable development.

In the gift-giving ceremony held on January 15, the agreement was signed by NCKU President Hwung-Hweng Hwung and JEP Director Kowatari Shusaku. 

The set of heat furnace, emulsifying equipment and heat exchanger given to NCKU, valued in the market at two hundred million Japanese Yen, uses the main technology of integrating emulsified diesel into hazardous waste to produce harmless slag, where the technology has been used with significant success in dealing with radioactive waste during the March 11 Japanese nuclear disaster.

According to President Hwung, the NCKU Sustainable Environment Research Center (SERC) and Environment Resource Management Research Center (ERMRC) were established by the university’s Department of Environmental Engineering Professor Dr. Juu-En Chang for environment protection purposes. 

Since the establishment of these centers ten years ago, they have helped solve laboratory waste problems at various universities in Taiwan as well as industrial waste, thus accumulating many years of experience in waste treatment in the process. 

JEP Director Mr. Shusaku revealed his great honor of using his patented inventions to collaborate with Taiwan’s prestigious universities. The heat furnace he invented integrated emulsification technology which can reach up to 1800 degree Celsius, allowing the incineration of many types of waste.

“NCKU has many top researches in waste incineration and melting treatment,” Dr. Shusaku added. He said that the set of equipment given to NCKU can fulfill their functions while NCKU professors can continue with their research on further improving waste treatment technology in the future.

The Japan Environmental Preservation (JEP) Company Limited is a whole plant waste incinerator and melting equipment designing, planning and manufacturing blue-chip firm that carries many patents related to waste incineration and treatment equipment. 

The firm’s wide range of outstanding waste treatment equipment and product by the firm, integrated with the emulsifying diesel technology, can conserve energy and reduce carbon emission while lowering production cost by converting hazardous waste into slag.

The new heat furnace given to NCKU, combined with the existing incinerator and the plasma melting furnace at the NCKU ERMRC, can further strengthen and integrate the heat treatment system. 

The system can directly decompose, incinerate and oxidize organic materials at high temperature as well as convert inorganic materials (i.e. heavy metals) and untreatable waste into harmless, recyclable slag, thus enabling Taiwan’s efforts in effective treatment of special waste.