SembEnviro To Offer Biological Waste Treatment Services

Singapore, Dec 11, 2002

SembCorp Environmental Management (SembEnviro, formerly known as SembCorp Waste Management) will be offering biological waste treatment services, a move that will enlarge the company’s scope of environmental management capabilities. 

Biological treatment refers to the use of micro-organisms, bio-enzymes or living cell cultures to treat waste and wastewater. Less harmful and non-invasive, biological treatment is increasingly used to replace chemical processes in waste treatment. It is also a bio-degradable and less energy-intensive waste management solution, thus making it the preferred solution for industries and governments.

With biological treatment capabilities, SembEnviro enhances its turnkey solutions, bundling services in collection and post-collection of waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, resource recovery, waste treatment, industrial and street cleansing, and environmental consultancy and technology, in one total package. 

SembEnviro’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms Loh Wai Kiew said: “There is a growing demand for biological treatment services in Asia which presents a tremendous challenge for innovative solutions. We are positioning ourselves to capitalise on this growth area which will provide the platform for us to increase our income base.”

SembEnviro’s associate, SITA Environmental Solutions, has already a broad range of environmental treatment services in Australia. 

SembEnviro will deploy both mechanical processes and biological treatment to address waste and wastewater treatment, institutional and household sanitation, and pollution control and monitoring.

Waste and wastewater treatment will involve the use of micro-organisms to degrade the constituent organic wastes and recover energy in the form of bio-gas or heat. For institutional and household sanitation, custom-blend microbes and enzymes will be used for grease and odour removal, cleansing, pest control, maintenance of drains and waste degradation. For pollution control and monitoring, microbes will be used in air cleaning and air infiltration systems while monoclonal antibodies will detect toxic industrial effluents.

Media and Analysts Contact:

Ms Chow Hung Hoeng
Assistant Manager, Group Corporate Relations
SembCorp Industries
Tel: +65 6357 9152
Fax: +65 6352 2163

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