The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry's environmental forum brought in a technologist with a product that may help local government units address their problems in garbage and wastewater management.
Vigormin or Organo-Mineral (OM) technology is a white organic powder developed through the research conducted by Merlinda Palencia of Adamson University, a government press release said.
NOCCI's newly-elected president, Francisco Martinez, said, “As citizens of the planet earth, there is a need for us to be conscious, and to safeguard the environment.”
Taking care of the environment is a serious matter, and Palencia's invention is one way of looking out for Mother Nature, Martinez said.
Vigormin, a natural water treatment for minerals and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste treatment solution, is the invention of Palencia to address the problem of septic tanks or wastewater.
She said Vigormin is a product of six years of research that started in 2009 and now used as an effective domestic or sanitary water treatment that reduced risks from water-borne diseases and health problems due to poor sanitation.
It is considered a “miracle powder” because, aside from treating septic tanks, the water can also be reused for plants and for flushing down toilets, the press release said.
Edward Du, newly-elected regional governor of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Central Visayas, urged the LGUs and residents to adopt the technology of Palencia because it has been proven cost-effective, not only for industrial waste but also household wastes.
“This is an eye opener to us businessmen because we thought that industries contribute a lot of pollution, but based on the studies of Palencia, 70 percent of our entire waste comes from the households that pollute our seas,” Du said.
Du said NOCCI will be the liaison office of Palencia for LGUs or those interested to use or buy the vigormin technology, the press release added.*
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