Marking a UAE first, Dulsco Abu Dhabi, an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified waste management services provider in the UAE, has announced that its Waste Management Division has introduced RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology for waste management at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ADNEC.
Under the pilot project, all trucks, compactors, bins, and waste skips at ADNEC are embedded with RFID tags that provide complete data on the waste management activity. This data can be accessed online by the ADNEC and Dulsco team enabling better control and coordination in managing waste.
The RFID tags are scanned with the help of NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile readers when the bins for general or recyclable waste are emptied or transported, allowing the client access to accurate information through the web about the volume, type of waste and, how this is being managed.
"We took this initiative with ADNEC to embed RFID technology with the waste management process and designed and developed a system based on ADNEC's requirements. Any transaction related to collection of general, recyclable waste, which were manually carried out earlier, are now electronically recorded through the mobile NFC readers and data via GPRS is sent to the central server. ADNEC can access this near real time information anytime anywhere as it is available through secured web access" explained Mohammed Bilal Hasan, General Manager, Information Technology at Dulsco
Humaid Al Dhaheri, ADNEC's Director of Finance & HR, said: "We are very pleased to launch this project during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) being staged at ADNEC. This project, launched in partnership with Dulsco, underscores ADNEC's ongoing environmental commitment. We will continue to invest in such initiatives in 2011 and beyond, and drive forward our sustainability agenda."
Prakash Parab - Director, Waste Management Services, added "This new technology has taken the waste management process to the next level and ably demonstrates our commitment to our customers. We believe in continuous improvement and constantly strive to provide our customers additional value with the quality of our services and by investing in infrastructure and technology.