KARACHI: The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), has set an example for generation and consumption of energy at the institutional level by using an air conditioning plant (200 Tons) at the zero electricity cost.
The ICCBS has setup a cost effective self power generation system, which fulfills not only the energy requirements but also provide an environment friendly solution.
Director ICCBS-UoK Prof. Dr. Mohammad Iqbal Choudhary expressed these views while speaking at an official meeting held last week at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, UoK.
He said that the power requirement and its generation was considered as one of the most serious issue of recent time. He maintained that the electricity requirements of the developing countries, especially in Pakistan, were rising noticeably, whereas the infra-structure of power generation was not improving accordingly.
He said that ICCBS had setup this system just to keep the highly sophisticated research equipments save from the dire consequences of power failure or loadshedding. The ICCBS is regarded as one of the finest research establishments of the developing world.
The co-generation plant consists of a heat recovery system, which produces hot water through jacket water and exhaust gases heat exchangers, he said and added that this hot water was used for producing chilled water, which is enough for complete air conditioning (200 Tons) of a large research building of Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD). He affirmed that this had not only saved substantial energy cost but also minimized the loss of heat, and released of non-green gases from air conditioning plant.