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Wastewater company introduces rotomoulded tanks
Water Management Systems : 03 July, 2014
Conder Aqua Solutions, a UK company specialising in packaged water and wastewater systems, has invested in new rotomoulding technology which is set to significantly increase production capabilities and produce a 20% growth in turnover.
Exclusive UK rights secured for cathodic protection anodes
Corrosion Protection Systems : 16 June, 2014
Sika has secured an exclusive agreement with Vector Corrosion Technologies to become the UK’s sole supplier of its Galvashield and Ebonex range of embedded galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection anodes, used in corrosion control systems.
Deploying constant current power supplies for Active Corrosion Control
Corrosion : 14 May, 2014
High efficiency and the ability to control current and voltage across the broadest possible range are the main characteristics required for power supplies deployed in Active Corrosion Control. TDK-Lambda has developed several Constant Current power supplies – the ZUP, Z+ and Genesys allow full control of the current and the output voltage, as well as feedback on the same parameters.
Plastic film recycling - end of the road for landfill and incineration?
Recycling : 16 March, 2014
The large-scale incineration or dumping of plastic films in landfills could soon be a thing of the past as new technologies seek to convert plastics into fuels and other useful products. However, Axion Consulting – a UK-based waste processing consultancy specialising in plastics recycling – believe it is now technically feasible and economically viable to begin the large scale collection of low grade plastic films for conversion into fuels and other recycled products.
Ionic liquids behind award-winning gas clean-up technology
Mercury : 10 November, 2013
New technology which removes toxic mercury from natural gas more efficiently was the major winner at this year’s Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Annual Awards and Dinner to celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical and process industries.
UK’s beverage carton recycling plant opens for business
Recycling : 03 September, 2013
Capable of recycling up to 40% (25,000 tonnes) of the cartons manufactured each year for the UK food and drink market – that’s 1.25 billion cartons – a new plant dedicated beverage carton recycling facility, located in Stainland (near Halifax), West Yorkshire, opened on 3 September 2013.
Green Alliance: UK needs industrial strategy that takes resource risk seriously
Resource Management : 13 July, 2013
According to the conclusions of the first report from the Circular Economy Task Force, UK businesses can’t tackle resource risks effectively until the government’s industrial strategy takes them seriously. What’s at stake is rebuilding a viable manufacturing economy for the future. Other countries are taking action to secure resources to support their industries. The UK needs to act now or risks falling behind.
Military corrosion experts from Allied Nations convene at NATO school
Corrosion : 14 May, 2013
The US and its allies are serious about battling corrosion on ageing aircraft, ships, submarines and ground vehicles. Officials from the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the German, French, and UK Ministries of Defence compared best practices in combatting material degradation on weapon systems and facilities during a four-day workshop (April 23-26), at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.
Efficient recovery of precious and base metals from waste circuit boards
Electronics Recycling : 09 April, 2013
Itrimex, a company specialising in technology for the recovery of metals from waste electronics printed circuit boards (PCBs), has signed a Co-operation Agreement with Belgian metal recycling and refining company Metallo-Chimique NV.
Green Alliance: Extending landfill bans would recover £2.5 billion in resources annually
: 22 March, 2013
New research by Green Alliance shows that the policies preventing cars and waste electronics from going to landfill have been effective at improving recycling rates and increasing the resource value recovered from discarded products. If food, textiles, wood, and plastics had landfill restrictions similar to those already used for cars and waste electronics, at least £2.5 billion worth of resources would be kept in production each year.
Toxic mercury vapour captured From broken fluorescent lamps
Mercury : 14 August, 2012
VaporLok Products, LLC has announced VaporLokCapture, a breakthrough adsorbent technology used in fluorescent lamp and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) storage and shipping containers for capturing mercury vapour from broken lamps and CFLs. VaporLokCapture is a new feature to be incorporated into the company’s patented Mercury VaporLok fluorescent lamp shipping and recycling system.
Toxic flame retardant accumulates in dolphins
Toxicology : 14 April, 2005
HBCD, hexabromocyclododecane, is a much-used flame retardant in insulating foam and furniture upholstery. A team led by Dutch researcher Jan Boon from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Royal NIOZ) has discovered that one isomer of the toxic substance HBCD accumulates in dolphins and porpoises.
Researchers unlock mysteries of toxic metals in the largest contaminated site in United States
Toxicology : 02 November, 2004
Copper mining in Butte and Anaconda, Montana, starting in 1860's, poisoned the air, the land, and the water; well over 100 years later, contaminants are still found as far as 300 miles down the Clark Fork River, whose headwaters are in that area.
Do lead bullets continue to be a hazard after they land?
Toxicology : 01 November, 2004
There were 20 million metric tons of lead bullets fired in the United States in the 20th century. Is that lead having an environmental impact?
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