Manual dumping station

22 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.flexicon.com.au/

A Manual Dumping Station with integral flexible screw conveyor collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers.

Pollutant Inventory released

16 February, 2006

The amount of phosphorus entering the Murray Darling Basin from sewerage and water treatment plants fell 31 per cent during 2004-05, the reduction reported in the annual National Pollutant Inventory which was released recently.

Scrap metal yard open day

13 February, 2006

The inside story of recycling scrap metal will be on show this month when Simsmetal opens up its St Marys’ yard for a public information day.

Calibration station

27 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.indsci.com/Australia/

The Cal Plus Calibration Station features simple, two-button operation for quickly and easily calibrating or function (bump) testing the GasBadge Plus Monitor. The large LCD and LED indicators then show whether or not the instrument passed or failed the desired function.

Solvent recovery system

27 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.novasys.com.au/

OFRU Recycling from Babenhausen/Germany has introduced a small solvent recovery system.

Mass bleaching tipped for Keppel region

17 January, 2006

Central Queensland University's coral obervers are tipping a possible mass bleaching of the Keppel region for the first time since 2002.

Electronic nose puts end to landfill smell

12 January, 2006

Scientists at the University of Manchester have invented a device which remotely monitors bad odours and methane gases at waste landfill and water treatment sites.

MicroLogix 1100 microcontroller

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

The Allen-Bradley MicroLogix 1100 controller is a microcontroller complete with online editing functionality. The controller allows program modifications without interrupting operation.

Mobile waste baler

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.itsgreen.com.au/

Developed by Rowland & Associates, for baling of municipal waste, the fully auto-tie Godswill mobile baler system can be placed in line with a mobile waste shredder, ripper or bag opener, optical sort systems or other mechanical sort systems, mobile in-feed conveyors and auto-bale wrappers.

Waste management housing

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://renopak.com.au/

The Reynolds Engineering Services Waste Management Housing has been designed to address problems associated with disposal of oil cans which still contain small quantities of oil. It facilitates the separation of general rubbish and the correct disposal of not-required oil, oil residue and empty oil cans in a clean and safe manner. The main collected waste uses standard 120 L Sulo wheeled garbage bins, waste oil is collected in the integrated 70 L oil tank.

Drive mounting system

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.sew-eurodrive.com.au/

The TorqLOC keyless hollow shaft drive mounting system was originally available for gear sizes of 37 to 97, the range now accommodates parallel shaft helical and helical-bevel gear sizes up to 107. This allows the mounting system to be used for applications with output torque requirements of up to 8000 Nm - nearly double the driving torque supported by the original range.

SCRC looks under the lid for steel can recycling insights

12 December, 2005

The Steel Can Recycling Council is enjoying not only a commendable steel can recycling rate of 56%, but thanks to a raft of research undertaken during 2004/05, it is much better informed about consumer behaviour and brandowner involvement in recycling education.

Waste recycling project

03 December, 2005

The UR-3R household waste recycling project at Eastern Creek on the outskirts of Sydney, which was recently opened, has illustrated the advantage offered by Permastore Australasia with its glass-fused-to-steel product

Solids handling pump

28 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.sykespumps.com.au/

Sykes' Olympic Pump Range not only pumps dirty water, but also performs the duty with fuel reduction in mind. The impeller, wear plate and volute have all been redesigned to give efficiency levels of 83%. Fuel is minimised through the pumps' ability to reduce engine/motor kW/hp size while still achieving maximum performance. The range of pumps is available with the Sykes Compressor Prime or 60 cfm Vacuum Prime, and sizes range from 80 (3") to 300 mm (12"). Sykes' Olympic 150 mm (6") pump can save up to 340 L of fuel per week.

Hazardous waste test 'inadequate'

28 November, 2005

The standard classification test and techniques used to dispose of solid waste are inadequate for Australian conditions, a researcher from the University of New South Wales has claimed.

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