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  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • TITECH Technology first choice to sort PET flake at ECO Plastics

    TITECH technology is once again the sorting system of choice for ECO Plastics Ltd. Five TITECH autosort Flake systems will be incorporated into a new facility as part of ECO Plastics’ £15 million expansion to supply the firm’s recently announced joint venture with Coca Cola. ECO Plastics‘ expansion will increase the amount of food grade recycled PET produced at the plant ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Mining the sea of plastic

    Earlier this month, two ships sailed from California to study a large patch of the Pacific Ocean, known as the 'plastic vortex,' where maritime currents are causing plastic litter to congregate. Scientists aboard will try to determine how much plastic is in the vortex and its impact on marine life. They will also consider whether it can be recovered. One of the ships is a sailboat named Kaisei; ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...


    By Recycling International

  • Plastic bottles could clean arsenic-contaminated water

    Chopped up plastic bottles covered in a common chemical may be a simple and inexpensive method for removing arsenic from drinking water. A team of chemists at Monmouth University, United States, found that bits of plastic coated with cysteine, a common molecule found in foods, bind to arsenic. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Borealis undertakes pioneering analysis of water footprint of plastics

    Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has completed the plastics industry's first assessment of the Water Footprint of plastics materials. The findings will be discussed at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm. A Water Footprint measures the actual volume of fresh water that a business or manufacturing process of a product or service removes from the ...


    By Borealis AG

  • Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers

    Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products. They are known as "microfibers" - exceedingly fine filaments made of petroleum-based materials such as polyester and nylon that are woven ...


    By Associated Press

  • Method Unveils Breakthrough Bottle Made of Ocean Plastic

    Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre, often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Method's bottle is 100 percent post-consumer polyethylene, 25 percent of which is plastic collected from the Gyre. ...


    By Marketwire

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • MeWa QZ cleans mixed metal and plastic waste

    A feature of medium-sized businesses in Germany is their ability to continually identify new niches and successfully service them. GRUNSKE Metall - Recycling GmbH & Co. KG of Oranienburg recently commissioned a new plant for cleaning metals that have already run through sorting systems for domestic and industrial waste. Using a Querstromzerspaner supplied by MeWa, the company is able to ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • TOMRA Sorting to showcase virgin and recycled plastics applications at K 2013

    Sensor-based sorting systems pioneer TOMRA Sorting will demonstrate its virgin and recycled plastics, as well as rubber sorting applications, at K 2013 in Düsseldorf. In the spotlight at the leading international trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries worldwide will be the new generation BEST Genius™ and TITECH autosort [flake] systems. The event takes place from October ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • The most efficient plastic sorting system › Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions

    The Appingedam-based company Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions and Daly Plastics, located in Zutphen, have completed the installation of the most efficient and professional industrial plastic sorting system in the Netherlands. The two companies pooled their expertise to create an innovative, modular and fully automatic recycling system. The capacity targets set for the system were exceeded by more ...

  • Plastic-lined ponds helps with Empire Mine park water treatment

    Earlier this year, project manager Sean visited the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley, California. The park is located at what once was the oldest, largest and most prosperous gold mine in the United States. Today, families can tour the mineyard, grounds and learn more about what life was about during the ...

  • Analyzing Solar Power Technologies

    Analyzing Solar Power Technologies  Solar Power Technologies Market  The solar PV market has been booming over the last years and is forecasted to confirm this ...


  • Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN

    Widespread adoption of products labelled 'biodegradable' will not significantly decrease the volume of plastic entering the ocean or the physical and chemical risks that plastics pose to marine environment, concluded a UN report released today. The report, "Biodegradable Plastics and Marine Litter. Misconceptions, Concerns and Impacts on Marine Environments", finds that complete biodegradation of ...

  • Cenovus invests $2.5M in Saltworks Technologies

    Cenovus Energy Inc., the Calgary-based integrated oil company, is investing $2.5 million in Vancouver's Saltworks Technologies Inc. through its Environmental Opportunity Fund (EOF), which enables environmental innovations in energy and technology. Saltworks has developed an energy efficient way to convert salt water into fresh water through ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EP Minerals provides Arsenic removal treatment for the county of Sacramento

    NXT -2 arsenic removal media from EP Minerals, LLC has been selected for use by Sacramento County, for use at its well in Walnut Grove, CA. The well delivers a maximum flow rate of 300 gallons per minute (gpm) and has an average arsenic level of approximately 15 parts per billion (ppb). NXT-2 was selected after a thorough pilot test, which clearly demonstrated its high arsenic holding capacity in ...


    By Filtronics, Inc.

  • Innov-X Systems, Inc. and BT-Wolfgang Binder work together to develop automated plastics sorting system

    Innov-X Systems, Inc. and BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH recently announced they are increasing their level of cooperation by further developing their REDWAVE QXR technology; this time for the plastics recycling markets. Earlier this year, Innov-X and BT-Wolfgang Binder entered into an OEM agreement to develop and market a new high volume glass sorting system -- the REDWAVE QXR-G. This system combines ...

  • New wastewater treatment technology to produce less sludge

    A major environmental challenge for wastewater treatment is the disposal of excess sludge produced during the process. The LIFE Perbiof project has been developing and testing a technology that will help to overcome this challenge. Results demonstrate it can perform highly effective treatment of municipal wastewater (removing 80% of the organic content) while producing low levels of sludge. ...

  • Innovative TR2500 technology for leading disposal experts

    UNTHA shredding technology has introduced a completely new concept to the second stage shredding market for alternative Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) substances. This series has been specially developed for alternative fuel applications. The new TR series offers some new high-tech benefits, such as a quick-change cutter system, a hydraulic foreign body ejection system and high-pin-count drive ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

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