ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 42
Financial Times  

Promoting ‘Soltron’ to curb toxic emissions from vehicles

By Bandula Sirimanna

With vehicle emissions contributing to 80 percent of the country's air pollution, causing serious environmental concerns, a campaign to promote soltron biocatalyst has been launched by MN International Pvt. Ltd Emissions from vehicles include "particulates" which together with lead from fuels, are considered to be the most harmful components of vehicle exhaust in their effect on the environment and human beings. Fuel quality is one of the most important factors affecting vehicle emissions. Vehicle emissions could be reduced by improving the quality of locally produced petrol, further refining of crude oil, and by adding other less harmful additives.

Soltron enzyme catalysis of petroleum-based fuels could help motorists to meet their environmental obligations. “MN International Pvt. Ltd has taken measures to create awareness on these aspects among local motorists and to encourage them to use Soltron for the improvement of productivity, reliability and durability of the engines,” Shantha Narangoda Managing Director of the company told The Sunday Times FT.

He said Soltron protects and preserve the critical components like injectors, pumps of diesel engines. This means the improvement of productivity, reliability and durability of the engines. An enzyme is a catalytic protein produced in nature by living cells. Soltron carries an enzyme package extracted from microbes living in soil, plants (including marine) and crude oil to do many functions in the fuel to enhance fuel combustion quality.

They are harmless to the human bodies as well as for the engines. Soltron Bio catalysis offers motorists a simple, safe and cost effective way to meet their environmental obligations. It is not only a novel product but a worldwide proven product that works well both in used and new engines.

Soltron could complement the need for cleaner fuels in the tank through enzymatic catalysis processes. For example, to obtain high octane gasoline with low benzene and aromatics contents, local refinery needs to invest for an expensive process called isomerisation.
Officials said plans are now underway to move the country’s status from ‘no-emission legislation’ to low-emission legislation. This is not only landmark legislation for the transport industry of SriLanka, but also a new challenge to all motorists to be more e-friendly in buying, operating and maintaining their engines.


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