Jamil Rima, a Lebanese scholar from the country of Qadmus, Gibran, and Amin Maalouf, was destined to emigrate like his predecessors who filled the world with light while their homeland lives in endless darkness. Australia, which has welcomed Lebanese immigrants since the nineteenth century, hastened to give this scientist from Lebanon a visa in appreciation of his achievements, which amounted to 12 patents and 650 scientific research.

SBS Arabic24 hosted Dr. Jamil Rima, a specialist in physical chemistry and environmental engineering, to shed light on his scientific career and his most prominent inventions, including a pioneering technology in waste treatment and a project to transform sewage into drinking water. Dr. Rima began his speech by expressing his admiration for Australia and its encouragement for scientific research: “I received a lot of encouragement in Australia to implement my project, which is ready and will start working within a month at the latest.” The device absorbs all kinds of waste and turns it into charcoal within 20 minutes Dr. Rima explained that waste treatment depends on three elements: heat, pressure, and a chemical compound that is an enzyme, and the combination of these three elements leads to the transformation of waste into coal. He stressed that the extracted coal can be used in many fields, including heat production or waste water purification.

This technology is called RPC (Rapid Pulse Carbonisation) and is the best solution for waste disposal, because unlike other technologies that generate toxic waste or harmful residues, it works with zero emissions and produces very useful materials such as coal and water.” Australia suffers from many environmental crises, most notably in recent years the drought that hit the agricultural sector and caused heavy losses to Australian farmers. Dr. Rima’s sewage desalination project can contribute to addressing this crisis and securing water usable in agriculture as well as in residential buildings. Waste water treatment technology is based on creating electromagnetic free particles that kill bacteria and organic matter and convert them into carbon dioxide and water, allowing the provision of water with specifications that make it safe to drink. Dr. Rima indicated that he is in constant contact with the Australian authorities, who granted him a visa to come to Australia and provided him with support to complete his projects. His global patents include cancer treatments that are awaiting regulatory approval for use in hospitals. Regarding his upcoming plans after completing his projects in Australia, Rima said that he hopes to launch it globally in Europe and the United States, noting that contacts have already been made in this direction.

Lebanon has abandoned itself Dr. Rima, whose stay in Australia did not exceed a few months, spoke sadly about the state of Lebanon, whose children taste the bitterness of hunger, while its politicians are mired in corruption and quotas. The immigrant scientist – or the diaspora – expressed his lack of surprise at the state’s abandonment of the energies and competencies of its creative sons. Lebanon, as he says, “has abandoned its situation.”

Source : SBS Arabic24

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Sarah Othman, biochemistry student, holds a master's degree 1 from the Lebanese University. Seeking to obtain a second degree in the field of informatics. She works in the media field at Rahal Global News. Interested in cultural, artistic and news matters. A teacher in a school, and a private teacher . Holding laboratory experience in a government hospital and in private laboratories.