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PFAS safety framework under discussion

12 February, 2020

A safety framework for PFAS (per- and poly-flouroalkyl substances) has been under discussion at the beginning of the new parliamentary year.

Foam solution mops up oil

26 September, 2019

A team of researchers from Queensland University of Technology has developed a non-toxic, low-cost foam for cleaning up oil spills.

OPEC Systems Shoreline Responders Course

22 October, 2018

The OPEC Systems Shoreline Responders Course is a nationally accredited marine pollution remediation course, suitable for traditional land owners as well as employees from local government and ports and harbours.

Solving Australia's PFAS contamination problem

10 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The ABC's Four Corners program has revealed that firefighting foam containing perfluorinated chemicals known as PFAS was used at Australian Department of Defence bases until as recently as 2012, resulting in severe groundwater contamination at 18 bases across Australia.

OPTIMARE SpillWatch! fluorescence-based oil alarm system

19 September, 2016

The OPTIMARE SpillWatch! non-contact oil-on-surface detector provides users with a timely alert enabling countermeasures to stop or limit spillage.

Global training program to rescue wildlife from oil spills

04 May, 2016

Two universities have launched Oiled Wildlife Response Training — a comprehensive training program based around preparing for, and responding to, wildlife affected by oil spills.

Semiconducting nanostructures for mopping up oil spills

19 April, 2016

Australian researchers have developed a multipurpose fabric covered with semiconducting nanostructures, which they say could one day be used to mop up oil spills. The fabric could also potentially degrade organic matter when exposed to light due to its semiconducting properties.

CEO Insights: Brad Lowson, Global Spill Control

19 January, 2016

Brad Lowson, the Sales Director for Global Spill Control, talks about how low commodity prices, tight trading conditions and the falling dollar are impacting Australian industry.

Nanosheet material absorbs oil like a sponge

03 December, 2015

Materials scientists have manufactured a revolutionary material, called a boron nitride nanosheet, that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in oils and organic solvents.

Exair 205 L Heavy Duty Dry Vac system

15 March, 2013

Exair’s 205 L Heavy Duty Dry Vac system is a rugged, industrial duty vacuum cleaner that has been engineered to rapidly vacuum high volumes of dry material.

Enpac portable spill containment range

12 March, 2013

Enware’s relocatable spill-containment products, manufactured by Enpac, are custom-designed to protect the environment and workers from the many hazardous chemicals found in industrial, civil, municipal, mining and military applications.

Magnetic soap being developed for clean-ups

30 January, 2012

A Bristol University team has dissolved iron in liquid surfactant to create a soap that can be controlled by magnets. The discovery could be used to create cleaning products that can be removed after application and used in the recovery of oil spills at sea.

New guidelines on petroleum hydrocarbon contamination

08 November, 2011

New guidelines have been released in Australia on health screening levels for petroleum hydrocarbons in soil, soil vapour and groundwater.

IBC chemical bund unit

29 September, 2011 by

The second-generation design of Ovivo’s single-piece IBC chemical bund unit is designed to hold industrial bulk containers (IBC) and prevent the spillage of hazardous chemicals including most Corrosive Class 8 and Corrosive Class 2 oxidising chemicals in the event of leakage.

Drumsafe Drumdock spill containment platform

07 September, 2011

The Drumdock spill containment platform is used for the safe storage and dispensing of liquids. With a low overall height and a small footprint, the platform is suitable for service workshops and other industries where space is at a premium.

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