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To Preserve Precious Water Mines should be using GRP Pipes

by Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) Pty Ltd  (Mar. 30, 2015)

Conserving South Africa’s water is a top priority as a Water Affairs study shows that South Africans will be using more water by 2025 than is currently available. By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group. To guarantee mine wastewater never contaminates South Africa’s water systems, mine operators ...

Tetronics to supply BlueOak recovery technology to reclaim precious metals from electronic waste across the USA

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Tetronics has secured its first contract with BlueOak Resources, USA to provide Plasma refining technology for the recovery of precious metals from e-waste in a plant located in Osceola, Arkansas.  This launch project will cement the strategic relationship formed between the two companies to exploit the US e-waste market. London, 22 July ...

UK closed-loop fuel cell component recycling is a step closer

by Axion Group - Axion Consulting  (Apr. 9, 2015)

Advanced techniques for recovering a high-value polymer from fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) has brought closed-loop recycling of these components a step closer, according to Axion Consulting. The Manchester-based resource recovery specialist developed the process in the collaborative RECOVER R&D project with ...

SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 2 Awards Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and FCEV Systems

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 23, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase 2 Release 1 Awards, including three Office of Science projects focusing on hydrogen production from electrolysis and hydrogen systems supporting fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). DOE's key hydrogen ...

Government Backs Tetronics to help unlock Billion Pound Electronic Waste Industry

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Mar. 3, 2015)

A consortium of UK firms, led by Tetronics International, has today launched a ground‐breaking project to help unlock the value found in discarded electronic products, such as phones, TVs and even toasters. In relation to a £1m project, Tetronics, the leading environmental technology firm and its partners, Metech Recycling and Vale ...

Granutech-Saturn announces acquisition of Magnatech hammermill line to enhance its Saturn® industrial shredder portfolio for non-ferrous applications

by Granutech-Saturn Systems  (Mar. 25, 2015)

Granutech-Saturn Systems, a world-leading manufacturer of the Saturn brand of industrial and mobile shredders announced today it has acquired a comprehensive line of industrial hammermills and ringmills, formerly marketed under the Magnatech brand. “In line with our history of strategic acquisitions, the long established and proven Magnatech ...

Tetronics supplies world-leading technology to US waste management firm

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, has today announced the signing of a deal to provide its plasma arc technology to Duncan Recycling & Refining (DR2), USA to recover precious metals from catalytic converters found in cars. The deal represents continued export success for ...

EPA awards $2.5 million to Arizona to improve surface water quality

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 20, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2.5 million to the State of Arizona for projects to help restore water quality in the state’s polluted water bodies. With an additional $1.6 million leveraged by the state for these activities, more than $4 million is available this year to improve surface water quality. Recent water quality data ...

Eco-design for flat screens should ensure quick dismantling for maximum resource recovery

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Flat screen televisions and computer monitors should be designed so they can be quickly dismantled for recycling, a recent study says. The researchers calculated that in order to ensure the recycling process remains economically viable, it must be possible to disassemble small screens in less than 11 minutes. Good design could lower the costs of ...

21.2% World Record Efficiency PERC Silicon Solar Cell Using Heraeus Ag Metallization Pastes

by Heraeus Holding GmbH  (May 6, 2014)

The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p–type silicon solar cells with screen-printed metal contacts from today’s typical 17.5% to 19.5% to a record value of 21.2%, using leading-edge front-side metallization pastes supplied by the Photovoltaics Business Unit of Heraeus ...

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