- Environment Times partnership - why should you attend RWM? Resource & 'Waste'
Boost for recycling of rare earth metals for a green economy
Resource & 'Waste'
The University of Birmingham has been awarded €4m to set up a pilot facility to reclaim rare earth metals from scrap as part of an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project. The facility will focus on recycling magnets made of neodymium, boron and iron. These are found in hard disk drives, household appliances, electric vehicles and wind turbine generators, and are increasingly important in the transition to a green, low carbon economy.
- Cheshire stream protected from pollution runoff from the M56 Water
Ellesmere Port's massive greenhouse gases could be reduced by a third in 11 years
A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.
Laboratory, Monitoring, Process & Analytical
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.
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.
946 Portable VA Analyser – Heavy metal analysis goes mobile
Metrohm is pleased to introduce the 946 Portable VA Analyser, a compact, portable, all-in-one solution for heavy metal analysis of surface waters. Measurements with the 946 Portable VA are sensitive enough to detect trace level concentrations of total arsenic, mercury, and copper well below the limit values defined by law in many countries, among them the US and the member States of the EU.
Ocean-going lab ... the real test of a nutrient analyser
The UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. As such, the NOC has a heavy requirement for seawater analysis. However, in addition to analytical work at the NOC's facilities in Southampton and Liverpool, the organisation's researchers also need to be able to analyse samples on board a variety of research vessels.