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  • Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys Energy
    Householders in Midlands in trial to remedy nation's draughty unblocked chimneys

    Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.

  • New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres Nature
    New rewilding network aims to boost nature on 300,000 acres

    A new network from charity Rewilding Britain aims to spearhead a massive and rapid rewilding across Britain, in its first three years aiming to catalyse the return of nature to 300,000 acres, an area the size of Greater Manchester or the North York Moors National Park.

  • Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's Energy
    Energy saving fridge system is cool for ice cream maker Mackie's

    As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.

  • Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions Transport
    Biffa's switch to rail transport of inert waste greatly reduces carbon emissions

    Biffa saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions transporting material by rail

    Waste firm Biffa reveals it has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions by switching to the usage of rail links for the transportation of mostly inert waste material to its facilities. This follows the Group's strategic rail partnership with GB Railfreight to increase its capacity for transportation via rail, thereby reducing its reliance on road haulage. Since last year, the Group has transported over 600,000 tonnes of inert waste by rail.

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Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical

METASPHERE LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER IOT INTRINSICALLY SAFE DATALOGGER / RTU

Metasphere has announced the launch of Point Blue IoT in line with their core vision of using telemetry to drive sustainable use of the world's natural resources.

SOCOTEC's Environmental Chemistry Team Awarded UKAS Accreditation for New Analysis Method

SOCOTEC, one of the UK's leading providers of testing, inspection and compliance services, has developed a new method for the acidic herbicide analysis of waters and soils.

Tinytag data loggers used to help sea turtle conservation efforts

Tinytag Plus 2 temperature data loggers have been used to investigate methods of combating the effects of climate change on sea turtle populations in the Caribbean.

pH meter model PCE-228 now available with lots of additional probes

In laboratories as well as in the industrial sector, a pH meter is often required to measure the hydrogen-ion activity in water-based solutions. The hydrogen-ion activity is indicative of a solution's acidity or alkalinity, which is expressed as pH. The right pH electrode must be selected carefully in line with the measured medium as it will be directly in contact with it.

Quantifying contaminants in oil and gas for recycling

Celtic Recycling specialises in the recovery, management and recycling of redundant heavy electrical equipment, including the removal and dismantling of oil- and gas-filled transformers from National Grid sites across the UK.

ABB to exhibit latest technologies for water and air monitoring at WWEM & AQE 2018 shows

ABB's new AquaMaster flowmeter and Dynamic QR code remote assistance tool for air quality systems to feature at WWEM & AQE 2018 shows

Crowcon incorporates SMART technology into its LaserMethane mini (LMm) remote gas detector

Detecting methane leaks for oil and gas distribution companies can be extremely difficult. Above ground pipelines can be out of reach and are often within restricted or gated locations.

Ransom Naturals choose Axum Process to design and build a mobile ATEX Zone One rated Membrane Filtration System 
       

Ransom Naturals Ltd has been working closely with membrane filtration specialists, Axium Process, to develop a system that would process an aqueous or solvent based extraction process to reliably remove suspended solids and bioburden from raw plant extracts to meet product specifications.

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