Environment

Research & Development

Greece - Water

Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads
26/03/2009
Cranfield University is pioneering the use of glass beads in water treatment – a concept that could lead to dramatic energy savings in treating drinking, waste and industrial water. The Sustainable Systems Department at this UK university is testing a new low carbon footprint technology,...
Floating the idea of purifying water with glass beads
26/03/2009
Cranfield University is pioneering the use of glass beads in water treatment – a concept that could lead to dramatic energy savings in treating drinking, waste and industrial water. The Sustainable Systems Department at this UK university is testing a new low carbon footprint technology,...
Cutting the cost of treating oil-polluted wastewater
12/03/2009
The EUREKA Euroenviron Biosorb-Tox project has developed a treatment system for oil-polluted wastewater that is changing the way it can be treated while dramatically cutting costs. Wastewater from ships, oil refineries and other petrochemical industries is laden with harmful toxic compounds,...
Eco-friendly robotic cleaner to reduce ship fuel consumption.
14/02/2009
Newcastle University engineers have developed a robotic cleaning system able to navigate its own way across a ship’s hull and remove marine growths. It offers an effective replacement to environmentally-damaging biocides The self-navigating robot cleaner makes it possible to improve maritime...
Stockholm Water Prize awarded to virtual water innovator
22/01/2009
Professor John Anthony Allan has been awarded the 2008 Stockholm Water Prize in recognition of his contribution to the water sector. He pioneered the concept of ‘virtual water’. A leading expert on global water resources, Professor Allan from King's College London received the annual Stockholm...
World's cleanest vessel on inland waterway
06/08/2008
An EU-funded research project is currently demonstrating a low-emission, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly tanker, developed to reduce the environmental impact of inland shipping. Inland navigation is safe and environmentally friendly with average CO2 emissions only a third of...