DM set to reduce pollution

Pollution control technology companies urged to contact Dubai’s DM

NEWS, Business

In a bid to reduce pollution in Dubai, The Environment Department at Dubai Municipality is looking for various pollution control technologies to be implemented in the city.

“Based on the directives of the director general of Dubai Municipality, during the past year we have evaluated and studied a number of advanced pollution control technologies prevalent in different developed countries,� said Redha Hassan Salman, head of the Environment Protection and Safety Section.

These technologies were based on reducing vehicle emissions, however, Salman also says the department is looking into other areas for reducing pollution, including: Paints that are used in tunnels; water and marine environment.

“We are also on the look out for alternative materials that will help reduce the use of water for washing cement mixers in addition to evaluating alternative materials and latest technology for disinfecting and ensuring the purity of water in the swimming pools and beautification pools,� he added.

Salman said that many of these materials, technologies and systems are promising but implementation depended on local conditions. He confirmed these technologies were currently being looked in to.

The Environment Control Unit in the Section conducted 1,005 inspections in different industrial establishments of Dubai last November. These were carried out in a bid to protect the environment from industrial pollution. The inspections came as part of a programme to monitor the compliance of industrial establishments with the prevalent environment rules and regulations.

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