Smokeless Fire? Japan's Incineration Innovation

Much of what we throw out gets incinerated, adding to Asia's air-pollution burden—but a small, smokeless incinerator is making its way around the region. The WSJ's Ramy Inocencio took a trip to the 2013 Eco Expo Asia to witness its debut in Hong Kong.
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39 komento:

I think left over ash is a much lesser problem then the smoke and trash they have! Ash can be used for building materials, for example, used as a mixing compound. This idea needs to be supported by the Government! What is the Government doing these days besides erecting mobile phone towers?
Plant Tree's and green plants on the buildings.
Good product, i like it
parker k
parker k:
The japanese are a great people
Jonathan Batres
Jonathan Batres:
Could this be powered by a biodigester?
Velly crever., those Japanese.
0:45 "makes steam not smoke"
Umme Isdiha
Umme Isdiha:
I need this.Can i import it??
sriman siva saran
sriman siva saran:
how it works
Japheth Nagac
Japheth Nagac:
i want this
Atheist Criminals of the Bible!!!
Atheist Criminals of the Bible!!!:
Made in JAPAN!!!
co2 and water vapor by the look of it... carbon and inert ash can be put in the soil
Mike Trieu
Mike Trieu:
That mask at the end does nothing for PM2.5. Everyone wearing those in HK are deluding themselves. It's not even close to being a decent gas seal against the face.
MD Tabuena
MD Tabuena:
Human incinerator
Arpit Aawaz official
Arpit Aawaz official:
How can I purchase it... Please give me answer
Lisa Blumberg
Lisa Blumberg:
What is the name of the manufacturer? I’d like to get in touch can someone please assist?
Sci Ense
Sci Ense:
it is time for no incineration
Plastic waste solution!!
Use it for crematoria!
Good! My Country INDIA Needs it!
Sci Ense
Sci Ense:
it is a fact we "can" escape
Niall Mccarthy
Niall Mccarthy:
If it could be done on a big scale
Steve Steve Steve Steve
Steve Steve Steve Steve:
She oh two
Kert Fox
Kert Fox:
oxa - gan noice
Eduardo Barrezueta
Eduardo Barrezueta:
Arai!? I thought the Arai lastname was Spanish not Japanese... maybe is a linguistic coincidence.
Erki Plumer
Erki Plumer:
What about heavy metals - lead, cadmium, mercury and others....dioxins...nano size particles. Those are the real dangers. Ash still goes to landfill. Air pollution doubles. Where is the good news?
andrew lah
andrew lah:
But how about the temperature reached?
Martti Suomivuori
Martti Suomivuori:
Just do not believe what the salesmen or the government officials say.
rabia elyakub
rabia elyakub:
Did I hear her say for JUST 30,000 dollars???!!! That’s how much one unit costs?! 😯😯😮😲
Templars cross 1:02. These will incinerate humans during genocide.
Lydia Grace
Lydia Grace:
Is there a way to put a biodegradable filter in the incinerator chimney to filter the emissions?
Peter Tse
Peter Tse:
Such small unit of incinerators for plastic material urgently need for Hong Kong and China! The developer of large scale residential units should consider built-in this system as part of the infrastructure irregarding it can product some amount of electricity or not! While the residual of left over can store into a security container for further recycle or mix into land fill for long term decay! Plastic recycle are costly and really not economically solution!
Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen:
So burning without using the energy.. Still better than throwing in the ocian but. There is a lot of energy waste here. Maby a sterling engine then it would be perfect here in Africa
Where is the innovation? It is just a normal incinerator. The lack of black smoke doesn't mean crap. It is still causing pollution. It outputs CO2. Just because you can't see black smoke doesn't mean that your atmosphere is good. They say it makes steam but not smoke is BS. It makes white smoke. There must be a filter installed in the output which separates the ashes from the gas. Wall Street Journal is pretty stupid when it comes to technology.
Christopher Kreschollek
Christopher Kreschollek:
Since when is Hong Kong in Japan?
DogCat Party
DogCat Party:
August 2020 Invention crushes tons of plastic trash into super strong bricks for homes, buildings, walls, that are water proof and can be painted over to blend in with building next door. This is much better than having it dumped into land (or ocean where tons go every day). Please watch and discuss 'Planet Human' which shows toxic recycling all over America. You can ignore Michael Moore if you don't like him because he is only about 1/10 of this documentary. Phillips 66 in Contra Costa County is changing over to recycling cooking oil into diesel. Chevron should copy this because of frequent toxic and dangerous flaring (like yesterday seen all over the SF Bay Area from Richmond, California Chevron, zip codes ruined).
Put some real garbage in there and then stuff your face in the chimney .... BTW congratulation on not being able to keep air pollution down, it must be great place to live.
marcos bruce Manguerra
marcos bruce Manguerra:
With the huge volume of discarded/used covid -19 protective gears around the world in view of the current pandemic, this latest Japanese incinerator would be a great help in reducing waste, containing the spread of the virus and eliminating smoke pollution.
i Love Cops
i Love Cops:
Smoke always give character to a city. Leave it be.