Dunstar Ltd - based
in the West Cork town of Clonakilty - have had their pioneering
efforts in renewable energy technologies recognised by three
awards at the Plan Expo Product of the Year Awards 2006, which
took place towards the end of last year at the RDS in Dublin.
A 'Green' finance
model, specially developed by ebm-papst UK - one of the
leading manufacturers of energy efficient fans and motors -
has been donated to the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations
(FETA) to help promote awareness of energy efficiency whole-life
costs and counter the 'bottom line' mentality employed
by much of British business.
Innovative design and
packaging solutions company, Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), has
announced the launch of a new environmentally responsible salad
packaging solution in partnership with Pret A Manger (Pret).
Fortis Investments have
announced that its SRI (Sustainable and Responsible Investments)
team has launched an innovative approach to quantifying environmental
benefits in the management of environmental sustainability funds.
Quantitech Ltd - suppliers
of the InfraCal portable TOG/TPH analyser - have reported high
levels of interest in the device for contaminated land investigations,
following revised advice from the UK Environment Agency.
Semplice Energy, a provider
of technically advanced energy saving and renewable energy solutions
to reduce electricity consumption and CO2
emissions, has announced the results of its installation of
a lighting voltage control system at a McDonald’s franchise
in Crewe in the UK.
The Eco Kettle looks
like a stylish electric jug kettle in appearance, but it has
a special feature that allows the user to fill the kettle to
its maximum - and then allows them to boil one to eight cups
according to their requirements.
A revolutionary water-saving
toilet could stop us flushing billions of litres of precious
water down the drain every day and save billions of pounds in
water supplies to drought-prone areas locally and globally.
a San Francisco based consultancy, recently helped a major telecom
firm develop a greatly improved heating, ventilating and air-conditioning
(HVAC) design standard for its central offices (COs), using
Flomerics' Flovent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software
to predict air intake temperatures for sensitive electronic
A software-based tool,
developed by Sandia National Laboratories for managing the collection,
visualisation and analysis of environmental sampling data, is
now available to potential licensing partners.
Designed for combined
testing of both the micro-biological and physico-chemical parameters
of drinking water, Wagtech International's Wag-WE10010 Potalab
is ideally suited for wide parameter surveillance or longer
term monitoring where extreme accuracy is important.
Following the successful
launch of the tiny pen-style USBscope50 for high performance
analysis in situations where portability is key, Elan Digital
is adding three more members to the growing family of test equipment.
extracting metals from soils and sediments using the ISO11466:1995
protocol, can now monitor the reliability and reproducibility
of their results - thanks to a new reference material available
through LGC Promochem.
(MED) has been developed for obtaining a more efficient breakup
and density of ions in water solution from a dilute process
stream. This technique is specifically designed for industrial
metal ion containing waste solutions.
The FGA range
of continuous emissions monitors are ideal for monitoring of
process emissions. Complete flue gas analysis of CO, O2,
SO2, CO2, NO, NO2
and Total NOx is essential for both efficient
and environmentally acceptable performance.
STEM Drive Ltd®
is a UK company, based in Scotland, which manufactures and installs
patented fluidic mixers and mixing systems - primarily for mixing
biosolids, sludges and slurries in the chemical process, food
process and water effluent treatment industries.
EHA Soft Solutions was
formed in 2002 - specialising in safety, health and environmental
management information products to address the needs of the
pharmaceutical, medical, manufacturing, construction and technology
Small, user friendly,
with a light foot print and perfect for easy access to all areas
- is how Lawrie Thompson, Grounds Service Manager at Tynedale
Council in Hexham, describes his new E-Z-GO MPT electric utility
The Saur group - which
specialises in the delegated management of water, wastewater,
energy and environmental services - has designed and developed
an innovative and ecological process, which reduces - by up
to 30% - the volume of sludge produced by wastewater treatment
Thanks to VICHEM's thermal
oxidation system - pulvaporization - it is now possible to treat
gaseous or liquid waste with very high viscosity, while, at
the same time, maintaining dioxins and nitrogen oxides at a
very low level in the process - thus protecting the environment.
Trane has launched a
range of products in Great Britain and Ireland. The new CLCE
Air Handling Units and HFR/HFH Slim-Line Fan Coils demonstrate
Trane’s continued investment in solutions dedicated to the British
and Irish markets. These products are easy to maintain and provide
both comfort and energy efficiency.
Colas, the leading road
construction and maintenance group - and its subsidiary, Somaro,
a specialist in safety equipment and road signs and signals
- in partnership with the Ecole Polytechnique, have developed
a new type of noise barrier for roads with an unequalled level
of sound absorption.
Dunstar Ltd. are the
pioneers of the geothermal heating industry in Ireland. Established
in 1990, we offer a non fossil-fuel based central heating system,
which offers the lowest running costs available in Ireland today.
John Cowburn has joined
the technical team at PRI as technology manager. John has over
18 years' experience in product development for the metering
industry with Siemens and Landis+Gyr - having been responsible
for their family of prepay products.
Flomerics has released Version 6 of its Flovent software for
airflow prediction in buildings - with improved 3D visualization
and enhanced treatment for glazed surfaces, curvilinear geometry,
angled fans, centrifugal blowers and air-recirculation devices.
Islawrffordd Caravan Park, the family run luxury caravan park
situated on the coast of North Wales between Barmouth and Harlech,
has recently purchased a bespoke electric powered vehicle for
general duties around the park.
SQT Training Ltd - est. 1989 - offers an extensive range of
high-quality Environmental Training courses, presented by TMS
Consultancy Ltd. TMS bring to every course, not only the latest
environmental issues facing companies, but years of solid hands-on
experience gained from a wide variety of industries.
A recently discovered byproduct of chloramine
disinfection - iodoacetic acid - is the most toxic ever found,
according to researchers at the University of Illinois in the
USA . The findings have serious
implications for operators of water treatment facilities looking
to adopt chlorine alternatives.
With around 25% of the content of the average dustbin
comprising of food waste, In-Sink-Erator, the world's
market leader for food waste disposers, provides a
clean, hygienic and cost-effective solution to the
problem of food waste disposal.
Crowcon's new CheckBox IMH (Instrument Management
Hub) automates the calibration and bump testing of
portable gas detectors - reducing operation time and
so reducing costs. A bump test applies a gas mixture
to a detector to check whether the sensors are working
within acceptable response limits. The station can
test up to 10 Crowcon detectors at once - calibrating,
bumping and uploading data files as required.
Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers
of golf and general utility vehicles powered by alternative
fuels, has won a prestigious industry award from EAST
(Environment & Sustainable Transport) - sponsored
by Lloyds TSB Autolease.
An initial investment in a Powerscreen screening plant
some 9 years ago saw the beginning of a close and
mutually advantageous business relationship between
McKinstry Skip Hire, Powerscreen International and
their dealer - McGurk Screening Systems.