Leap² Innovation Challenge Innovative Light & Circular Economy. Theme: Energy.
Waste incinerator water heater is a special design of portable domestic incinerators that adopts a combination of various innovative Emission Control Mitigation measures; fitted with an energy recovery from waste technology that generates hot water that can be used to power domestic needs, this innovation helps in waste management at the generation point (domestic level), thus reducing the volume of solid waste that may end up polluting the environment if not controlled, it also cuts down the cost of waste transportation to, and reduces the volume of waste that may end up in landfill sites.
Waste generation has been increasing in Kenya, in accordance with rapid urbanization. The amount of solid waste generated per year is currently 4 million tones, and is predicted to double by 2030. Nevertheless, this rise has not necessarily been followed by an increase in the capacity of the relevant urban authorities to deal with this challenge of Solid Waste Management (SWM).
In Mombasa for instance, about half (1000 tones/day) of the solid waste produced is not being collected resulting to blockage of drainage system by waste that causes flood during rainy season, increased disease incidence that results from environmental pollution, and lose of beauty due to it being littered by waste everywhere.
This innovation aims at reducing the volume of solid waste, that may end up polluting the environment if not controlled by managing it at the generation point (domestic level). The innovation solves this problem by utilization of pollution-controlled waste incineration technology. This is made possible by our special design of portable domestic incinerators that adopts a combination of various innovative Emission Control Mitigation Measures; fitted with an energy recovery from waste technology that generate hot water that can be used to for domestic needs.
The pilot project focused in Mombasa will help to reduce the volume of waste produced at domestic level, reducing the flooding effect in Mombasa hat results from blocked drainage system, it will also help in eradication of diseases that results from waste pollution and help clean the city and make it look beautiful.
Sustainability of this project will be achieved by selling and installation of domestic incinerator, and setting up of waste management centers in different areas around Mombasa to manage waste at those points. This will also create employment opportunities for youths in Mombasa
The project has partnered with the Technical University of Mombasa that offers Incubation and technical expertise on the design of the domestic incinerator, and provision of laboratory for research. The research of this project is in compliance with The Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) legal notice 34. Air quality regulation 2014 and the national solid waste management strategy in line with Kenya Vision 2030.
Before entering mass production level; Emission levels for every incinerator will be monitored by one of the laboratories designated by NEMA to carry our air quality measurements, as a legal requirement of the incinerator Licensing.