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.
The inside story of recycling scrap metal will be on show this month when Simsmetal opens up its St Marysâ€™ yard for a public information day.
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.
Central Queensland University's coral obervers are tipping a possible mass bleaching of the Keppel region for the first time since 2002.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.