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  • Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

    Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. Regulations cover such items as different heavy ...

  • Microsoft breaks record for quietest place on earth

    Microsoft® has broken a Guinness World Record to become officially recognised as home to the quietest room on Earth. Staff at the company’s Redmond, Washington campus in the USA, beat the standing record of minus 13 dB(A), earlier this month, after the company’s anechoic chamber proved to have an ambient background noise level as low as minus 20 dB(A). Tests were carried out with ...

  • Ground-Breaking New FM-801 Formaldehyde Meter

    A reusable sensor cartridge employs the chemical reaction between formaldehyde and ß-diketone on a porous glass. The yellowing that results from this reaction is measured via photoelectric photometry with accurate readings to <20ppb HCHO, without significant cross-sensitivity, making it ideal for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) applications. The unit ‘re-zeros’ between 30-minute ...


    By GrayWolf Sensing Solutions

  • RKI`s Break Through Confined Space Monitor, Purge & Barhole Tester

    RKI is pleased to announce the release of our latest advancement in portable instrumentation, the Model GX-2012. This version has advanced design features for general industrial confined space entry as well as enhanced capabilities for purge and barhole testing for pipeline companies and gas utilities. This model ...


    By RKI Instruments, Inc.

  • Finland’s first battery-powered ferry represents milestone towards clean shipping

    Siemens has been commissioned to provide the complete electro-technical solution for Finland’s first battery-powered car ferry. The Finnish shipping company FinFerries has ordered the newbuilding from the Polish shipyard CRIST S.A. The environmentally-friendly ferry will improve the transport options between Nauvo and Parainen in the Turku Archipelago. It will be approximately 90 meters ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered exceptional properties in a garnet material that could enable development of higher-energy battery designs.   The ORNL-led team used scanning transmission electron microscopy to take an atomic-level look at a cubic garnet material called LLZO. The researchers found the material to be highly ...

  • Sales of Lithium-ion Batteries Soar with the Introduction of New Electric Vehicles, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery market is racing ahead with the launch of eagerly awaited brands of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid EVs (HEVs). These types of vehicles are produced in much larger numbers than previous generations of EVs and HEVs, giving a boost to the installation of Li-ion batteries. Further, HEVs that previously used nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) technology are now shifting ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Thinkstep on the move with e-mobility

    E-mobility is a buzzword superficially hailed as the holy grail of environment-friendly road transport. But the break-through is still in the making. Since the automotive industry has first shown interest in e-mobility, thinkstep has been there to analyse (think) and recommend actions (step) using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). With all the best intentions of drastically ...


    By thinkstep

  • Casella CEL`s TUFF range gains ATEX approval

    Casella CEL's ground-breaking TUFF range of Personal Air Sampling Pumps, the most rugged pump for use in harsh monitoring environments on the market, has gained ATEX (and IECEx) Intrinsically Safe approval for use in flammable atmospheres. This means the TUFF pumps can be used at hazardous plants and production sites where there is a potential risk of explosive dust or gas. Designed to European ...


    By Casella

  • GreasePaK – environmentally friendly method of preventing drains from getting blocked!

    GreasePaK effectively prevents drains getting blocked by removing and then preventing grease build-up and keeping drains clear of FOGs, fats, oils and greases.GreasePaK also reduces the need for regular maintenance and cleaning on mechanical grease traps and cuts the demand for the collection of fats, oils and grease – boosting sustainability.Recommended for warewashing facilities, installed in ...

  • Renewables ideas make world of difference

    Here is a snapshot of the future for the energy-aware. It may one day be possible to drive an electric car with a battery partly made with carbon dioxide from the air. It may also be possible to recharge the same car in a garage covered with lightweight, flexible sheets of organic solar cells spread like wallpaper. And if that’s not enough, engineers might use energy from a bacterial fuel ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ion Science Launch Revolutionary Photoionisation Detector for Volatile Organic Compounds

    Ion Science introduces the new ground breaking PhoCheck Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A significant development in PID, the instrument’s powerful software and performance features set new industry standards for hand held VOC detection. The instrument’s revolutionary PID technology provides a dynamic detection range of ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Ion science launch revolutionary photoionisation detector for volatile organic compounds

    Ion Science introduces the new ground breaking PhoCheck Tiger photoionisation detector (PID) for rapid, accurate detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A significant development in PID, the instrument’s powerful software and performance features set new industry standards for hand held VOC detection. The instrument’s revolutionary PID technology provides a dynamic detection range of 1 ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Real time in vitro evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of contaminants

    The Genotrace project, combining targeted research and technology transfer, aims at delivering an innovative test to improve the safety of chemical products, drugs, human and animal food and the environment. The project consortium is led by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and includes CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), the University Toulouse III ...

  • GSS Announce New Dedicated Production Capability for Ultra-Low Power Consumption Mid Infrared Light Emitting Diodes and Photodiodes

    Gas Sensing Solutions Limited (GSS) is a pioneer in the development and production of gas sensors. GSS specialises in ultra-low power consumption, non-dispersive infra-red (NDIR) carbon dioxide sensors. Through ground breaking research resulting in novel mid-infrared light sources and detectors, these sensors combine high performance and low power consumption, providing compatibility with ...

  • Car breaker fined for illegal site

    Car breaker and exporter Adel Elkabir has been fined £5,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £3,996 by Deputy District Judge Roscoe today for running an illegal site in Fengate, Peterborough. Elkabir started operating from the site without an Environmental Permit despite advice from the Environment Agency, which brought the prosecution. The court heard the permit, which was ...

  • 8 states join forces to promote clean cars

    Eight states, including California and New York, pledged Thursday to work together to dramatically multiply the number of zero-emission cars on the nation's roads by speeding the construction of charging stations and other infrastructure. The goal is to put 3.3 million battery-powered cars, plug-in hybrids and other clean-burning vehicles on ...


    By Associated Press

  • Your IT-System has got a backup solution - Your Telemetry System too ?

    Twitter link Now more than ever, today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity and access to corporate resources. Connections to and from business units, vendors and SOHOs are all equally important to keep the continuity when needed. Business runs all day, every day and even in off hours. Most companies run ...


    By QTech Data Systems (NZ)

  • Sprint Electronic Recycling and Food Recovery Programs to be Honored by EPA Region 7 as Nation Observes Earth Day, April 22

    EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks will join Sprint officials on Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day – to present Sprint the EPA WasteWise National Partner of the Year Award for Very Large Companies. During his visit to Sprint’s headquarters campus in Overland Park, Kan., Brooks will commend Sprint for reducing its volume of solid waste and view first-hand its innovative recycling ...

  • Ultraportable and ultra-here: the LGR Greenhouse Gas Analyser

    High performance portable analysers aimed at anyone wanting to measure CO2 and methane in the field are proving popular with existing and new customers at Enviro Technology Services. The ground-breaking ultraportable greenhouse gas analyser from Los Gatos Research (LGR) measures methane, carbon dioxide and water vapour simultaneously in a package that is compact and crushproof. But ...

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