Turning Waste to Eco-friendly Solutions for Preservation of Natural Resources

Sustainable technologies are emerging solutions that will revolutionize industries and utilize human intelligence for the very survival of the earth. It is about turning waste to eco-products, efficient and economic production, conservation of raw materials and natural resources, protection of environment and the overall improvement of air, water and ecological qualities.

Preservation of ecosystems, and improving the quality of life on our planet, is IMPERATIVE and requires collective human responsibility, transparent engagement of all stakeholders, effective and continuous interaction between all society sectors with focus on the needs of the citizen. Achieving sustainable socio-economic developments requires inclusive implementation policies for environmental awareness, for innovative Career Development Plans and for sound research and education roadmaps.

The environmental pollution, industrial and human waste have already caused many local, regional and global disasters in terms of accelerating threats and enhanced degradation in all life qualities without exceptions, collapse of eco-systems and severe pressures on land-water resources as well as irreversible damages in climate and bio-diversity.

In this context, we have an actual example on how to turn dangerous waste to eco-friendly products. From here we need to take further steps for turning a hazardous By-product in Cement Industry with environmental and health threats to engineered eco-friendly products with new applications for clean water, eco-fertilization and agro-production of food. It is not simple but it is possible. Utilization of Cement Kiln By-Pass dust in civil constructions, water cleaning and diverse agricultural purposes is an example of the so-called “Sustainable Technologies”. In cement manufacturing a by-product generated is known as “cement kiln by-pass dust”, based on its chemical composition it can be used to produce building materials, clean water and eco-agriculture products.

The main target of this process was/is to neutralize the alkalinity of cement kiln by-pass dust and use its nutrient content (potassium) to get hydroponic eco-food production and turn its toxic particulate (breath irritation and risk for lung-cancer) and gaseous nature (green-house carbon dioxide) to environmental friendly carbonates as well as utilize this hazardous material for water cleaning and production of sterilized organic fertilizers. 


2 thoughts on “Turning Waste to Eco-friendly Solutions for Preservation of Natural Resources

  1. Safwan Elfar

    Thank you Dr. Farid for highlighting such “Sustainable Technologies”
    it is a fact that what is considered “waste” for industry can be turned into “raw material” for other!
    A full understanding of chemical composition & physical properties is required to recycle/utilize any waste.
    Sustainable thinking include changing our life style to reduce waste generated by daily routine activites and increase the public awareness in this regard.

    1. farideldaoushy Post author

      Thanks Safwan for supporting Sustainable Technologies, implementation of appropriate solutions and demonstration that what usually regarded as waste, hazardous and toxic remains in industrial production can be re-processed, re-cycled and engineered to the benefit of humans and conservation of natural resources. It is the limitation in knowledge, rush for short-term economic gains and lack of innovation that hinder us from achieving socio-economic sustainable developments. Let us give more examples on how to build culster of innovative materials and engineered solutions for the promotion of more sustainable life for many years to come.


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