Sustainable Municipal Sold Waste Processing Facility developed by CSIR-CMERI

A sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Processing Facility has been developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI).

Solid Waste Processing Facility

  • The facility will help to achieve decentralized decimation of solid waste.
  • It will also help in creating value added products.
  • The system has adopted the Bio-Digestion process as it creates minimum  pollution.
  • The special features of the facility includes segregating wastes such as masks, diapers, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • It also comprises disinfection capabilities that can break COVID-19 chain  through Ultra Violet C radiation and by adopting hot-air convection methods.
  • The facility runs entirely on solar energy.
  • Facility uses the plasma arc for solid waste disposal that converts wastes into plasma state.


The residue from the facility would be rich in carbon. It can be used in agriculture as fertilizer and to make bricks for construction purpose.


The primary objective of the system is to remove the burden of the segregation responsibilities by adopting advanced segregation techniques. The CSIR-CMERI seeks to establish a Decentralised Waste Management Technology that will help in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel usage. It will also help in achieving Zero-landfill and Zero waste besides, creating jobs.