Waste

Name change sweeps in a new era

16 July, 2007

The MacDonald Johnston Engineering Company, with a 55-year history in supplying street sweeping and refuse collection equipment, is now known as MacDonald Johnston.


Automatic spill barrier system

22 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Blobel Environmental Engineering

The BL/BED-PM fully automatic doorway spill barrier system is designed to contain spills, contaminated firefighting water, fire suppressant foam and sprinkler water.


Hydraulics drive a new benchmark for waste management

11 May, 2007 | Supplied by: Hagglunds Drives Pty Ltd

In 1998 the seven local Perth councils comprising the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) sent 87% of all domestic waste to landfill


Turning elephant dung into paper

07 May, 2007

A Sri-Lankan company that turns elephant dung into eco-friendly paper won a global competition for projects that benefit local communities and the environment


Reducing the odour of biosolids

23 February, 2007

The cost of biosolid treatment and hauling is a major expenditure for wastewater treatment utilities. Pathogens and odour problems may restrict the biosolid disposal options and affect hauling costs


Electric cable recycling

29 January, 2007 | Supplied by: ITs Green

Guidetti Srl has developed a range of compact electric cable recycling units. Each of the Sincro units accepts copper cored electric cable and after processing and sorting they provide PVC and the copper granules. The cable pieces are fed into the hopper and there is no need for further labour input.


Solution for hazardous solid wastes

29 January, 2007 | Supplied by: ITs Green

Evashred Shredders has an updated range of mobile shredders and accessories to improve the automation during hazardous waste collection. At the centre of its technology is its EV60C Shredder. A range of accessories to automate pick-up and handling for the operator/driver is also available.


Intelligent robots help minimise waste

20 December, 2006

UniSA's Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Research (CAMR), in collaboration with industry partner Dematec, has developed a novel automated manufacturing process by introducing the zero waste management principle


Recycling: the key to sustainability

20 December, 2006 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

Although Australian businesses are still not required by law to have a sustainability program in place, an increasing number of companies are successfully manufacturing new and useful products out of recycled content


Balances

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.quantum-scientific.com.au/

Shimadzu Electronic Balances include the UniBloc Systems range of top-loading balances, analytical balances and semi-micro units as well as high precision and high capacity platform balances. All balances feature the latest digital processing technology ensuring good resolution, stability, increased sensitivity, rapid response times and reliable operation.


Turning tyres into diesel fuel

20 October, 2006

Used tyres can be turned into black gold or more precisely into a quality diesel fuel with a new tyre recycling technology, according to AAA Recycling


Logger for harsh environments

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.techsci.com.au/

The Almemo 2690.8 handheld data logger is designed for use in harsh environments and is suitable for use with all Almemo environmental and atmospheric monitoring sensors. The instrument includes a shock absorbing rubber cover and is rated at IP54 when used with Almemo waterproof input and output connectors.


Microbial air monitoring

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.aiscientific.com/

The AES Chemunex Sampl'Air enables microbial monitoring of the air through impacting microorganisms onto a standard Petri dish. The high reliability of the sampling is guaranteed by an impacting speed monitoring system.


Improving packaging sustainability

20 October, 2006

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance has received two significant Commonwealth government grants to support the development of its prototype rapid packaging environmental impact assessment tool, PIQET.


Burning reclaimed waste

11 October, 2006

Thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste are being harnessed to manufacture Australian cement in an initiative to clean up the image of one of the world’s biggest polluting industries.


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