Dubai adopts solar heating in abattoirs
Dubai, April 16, 2012
Dubai Abattoirs will soon switch over to solar energy for preparing hot water to clean the slaughtering halls, tools and equipments in line with the government's green building measures.
The move comes as part of Dubai government's aim to achieve the targets of its strategic plan and within the efforts of the municipality to protect the environment and natural resources.
Ahmed Hassan Al Shammari, the head of Abattoirs Section of Public Health Services, said the section has been using hot water of 65 c to clean the slaughtering halls, tools and equipments, where the water is heated using steam heaters to produce steam to heat the cold water in the thermal exchange unit.
These boilers are powered by burning diesel fuel and chemicals needed to maintain the required levels of the elements within the permissible limits, he added.
According to Al Shammari, the Abattoirs Section has started installing solar panels and complete thermal exchange system and will soon connect it with the water heater system of abattoirs.
So far, 210 solar panels have been installed, which can heat 70,000 litters of water to 80 on daily basis. The new system will reduce the periods of operation of steam boilers, which will lead to preserve the environment and reduce operating expenses, he added.-TradeArabia News Service