Major portion of the waste oil sludge is converted into usable product as grease

The problem in brief: The Northern Province was shaken by number of community actions due to the waste oil disposal on the ground. This was due to negligence of the relevant authorities, which were supposed to protect the environment and the people.

The project: The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna is objectively looking to minimize wastages by reusing where ever possible that in turn will protect the environment from contamination and pollution. The faculty trains undergraduate students with a focus on finding solutions to the community problems as a win (community) – win (industries/authorities) – win (researchers for sustainable research) solutions.

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Team from University of Jaffna attended WaSo annual meeting, WaSo Post-doctoral programme and WaSo summer school courses at Oslo, Norway.

WaSo annual project meeting was held during 27th June to 3rd July 2015. Many professionals attended to the meeting by representing almost all the counties of WaSo Asia (Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Bangladesh), WaSo Africa (Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Kenya) and Norway. The main part of WaSo project meetings was held on board of M/S Colour Fantasy, which is one of the largest ships in the world. There were another meetings at NORADs Head Office in Oslo, as well as the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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