New Product of the Year 2010
Our judges have identified the winners in Environmental Protection's New Product of the Year awards.
The award honors the outstanding achievements of industry manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy for making environmental professionals’ jobs a little easier.
The winning products and their respective categories are:
- ● Air quality ─ Ecosorb Spray Gel, OMI Industries;
● Cleanup ─ Spills & Skills: Non-Emergency HazMat Spill Response DVD, Excal Visual;
● Stormwater ─ Filter-POD, KriStar;
● Wastewater ─ C3500™D Ultraviolet Disinfection equipment, Calgon Carbon;
● Water ─ City Guard Virtual Command Center, Hach Homeland Security Technologies.
For more details on the winners, see the product information below.
UV Disinfection System
Calgon Carbon Corp.'s C3500™D Ultraviolet Disinfection system is designed specifically for water reuse applications. Computational Fluid Dynamics were used to optimize the germicidal efficiency of the reactor by varying the device's lamp spacing as well as the size, shape, and quantity of its delta-shaped mixing devices. The patent-pending design increases the hydraulic efficiency of the reactor by uniformly exposing the water to the required UV dose while minimizing head loss.
Hazmat Spill Training
Excal Visual LLP's Spills & Skills: Non-Emergency HazMat Spill Response
training video package is designed to show personnel the correct response and cleanup procedures for non-emergency (non-HAZWOPER) releases of hazardous materials and wastes. The package includes a CD and an 18.5 minute DVD, a trainer's guide, and employee quiz, SiteCast™, a PowerPoint template for site-specific training, and a Spill Locker Poster that summarizes procedures and contains a spill locker inventory list.
Water Command Center
Hach Homeland Security Technologies' CityGuard Virtual Command Center is a security network portal, command center, and real-time water distribution monitoring system. This device provides a bi-directional monitoring and control system that integrates the sensor data from water quality monitoring points that are strategically located throughout a community's distribution system, allowing water utility personnel to minimize their response time by simultaneously viewing critical real-time water quality data from any Internet browser at any location.
Designed for use in areas where landscape-based treatment isn't practical, KriStar Enterprises Inc.'s FILTER-POD is a media filter that is integrated with a subsurface water storage system. Flow capacities are set by selecting the appropriate quantity of modules and placing them within the footprint of the water storage system. Decentralizing the treatment components eliminates or reduces the need for additional pipe, large concrete vaults, and a crane to set the vault.
The WWETCO FlexFilter is a simple gravity system with a robust design as a high-rate compressible media filter. The influent liquid applies a hydrostatic force to the compression bladder causing the media to compress. It uses a synthetic compressible media to capture solids in the high-rate filtration process. The combination of tapered media compression, porosity gradient with the media bed and a low flow backwash system make the WWETCO a versatile filer.
V-Gard Green Safety Helmet
The V-Gard® GREEN Protective Helmet is the first industrial safety product produced from renewable resources. Like other hard hats, the MSA V-Gard GREEN Protective Helmet is made of green polyethylene (GPE). What's unique is that the GPE is manufactured from sustainable sugarcane-based ethanol. Even though the V-Gard GREEN is made from sustainable GPE, it still provides the same performance as resins made from nonrenewable raw materials, delivering the same high level of head protection that our V-Gard brand is known for worldwide. To learn more about V-Gard GREEN, visit MSA Booth 2011 at NSC or visit MSAsafety.com. Keyword: GREEN.
Vadose Organic Substrate (VOS)
The Vadose Organic Substrate features bioremediate chlorinated solvents in the unsaturated soils. The technology allows the thixotropic gel to form a stable oil/water suspension that remains in situ after injection. This suspension provides an anaerobic environment in the vadose zone with the appropriate nutrients for the microbes to remediate recalcitrant compounds, such as chlorinated compounds.
USB Data Logger for Digital Flowmeter
USB Data Logger for Digital Flowmeter
EXAIR’s Digital Flowmeter provides an excellent way to monitor compressed air consumption and waste. Now, with the addition of the new USB Data Logger, you also can maintain a history of the Digital Flowmeter’s measurements for analysis. Use the included software to configure the Data Logger to record your flow rate, and record from once a second (about nine hours of data) to up to once every 12 hours (more than two years). Regular monitoring of compressed air usage makes it possible for companies to save thousands of dollars per year by identifying costly leaks or inefficient air products.
Sustainability Management Dashboard & Virtual Manager
Sustainability Management Dashboard & Virtual Manager
This web-based sustainability dashboard gives environmental managers and executives a snapshot of their entire operation’s environmental footprint, including greenhouse gases, air and waste emissions, energy usage, VOCs and air pollutants, and other customizable Key Performance Indicators. The dashboard empowers managers to track and manage their sustainability projects and chart continuous improvement efforts.
The StormTrooper AQ is a patented storm water wet vault specifically designed to intercept free oils, grease, TSS, debris, and other pollutants found in storm water runoff. StormTrooper AQ features “Enhanced” Gravity Separation, which is technology utilizing coalescing media plates engineered to a performance analysis based on Stoke’s Law. This cutting-edge technology is now available for use to protect the Edwards Aquifer.
The RegScan One online system allows you to access both U.S. and international regulatory data on the same platform. Create custom legal registers and audit protocols for more than 140 jurisdictions, and use the applicability feature to tailor your content to fit your needs. The three step system allows you to determine which regulations apply, build your own legal registers and audit protocols and monitor compliance anywhere in the world. RegScan One includes the expert alert tools of My WatchList and the LookOut regulatory alert system, which automatically sends change notifications right to your online dashboard or inbox. Also included is the Strikethrough feature, which allows you to compare existing regulatory documents with past and future revisions. RegScan One can also be used with any online environmental management system.
New Pig Corp.
Rapid Response Drainblocker Drain Cover
The Rapid Response Drainblocker Drain Cover quickly seals both floor and storm drains during spill emergencies. These cost-conscious drain covers are affordable enough to place near all of your facility’s spill-prone drains. They are perfect for fixed facilities, fleets, hazmat, and other response teams who need to meet stringent EPA spill preparation and cleanup regulations.
RainTrooper is a site-customized rainwater harvesting system that uses pre-storage filtration and first-flush treatment. It offers both above ground and below ground water storage tank applications, as well as post-treatment with micro-filtration, activated carbon and UV light technology, and pump systems for the distribution of the rainwater for potable and non-potable use. The cisterns may be concrete or fiberglass for cost effective below ground installations, corrosion resistant plastic for above ground applications or aesthetically pleasing corrugated steel tanks providing high visibility of the green system.
New Pig Corp.
PIG® Well Pad Liner 130
PIG® Well Pad Liner 130
The extra-thick PIG® Well Pad Liner 130 is designed for long-term deployments and use over especially coarse, sharp, or shift-prone subbase. Three times more tear-resistant and five times more puncture-resistant than standard 30-mil HDPE liners, the PIG® Well Pad Liner 130 allows for use through multiple phases of drilling while requiring minimal repair. Weldable and sealable for easy installation, the liner will not pull apart under wheels or foot traffic.
New Pig Energy
PIG Well Pad Liner 130 - LT GY
The PIG Well Pad Liner 130 - LT GY combines the proven strength of the original PIC Well Pad Liner 130 with a new lighter gray color that reduces surface temperatures by 10-15 degrees F. Along with providing a high-traction work surface that helps minimize slip-and-fall injuries in wet or dry conditions, by limiting radian heat, New Pig Energy’s newest version can also help minimize heat stress and worker fatigue on the job site. As with other NPE liners, the PIG Well Pad Liner - LT GY is constructed from a multi-layer polypropylene composite with multiples barrier films sandwiched between protective layers of needle-punched geotextile that will absorb nuisance leaks, drips and spills on contact while preventing larger spills from reaching the ground. The PIG Well Pad Line 130 - LT GY is recyclable and incinerable to reduce waste and it helps keep liquids contained while keeping workers cool and on their feet.
Odor Absorbing Gel
OMI Industries' Ecosorb™ SprayGel is a broad spectrum odor neutralizer that can be sprayed directly onto the surface of the odor-generating area, such as sludge and landfill materials. The gel combines the powerful odor neutralizing capability of the standard liquid Ecosorb product with a low molecular weight polymer matrix that evaporates over several days. Total elimination of odors coming out of undigested sludge has been seen through this capping process.
The Multi-Cal ISE system allows the user to store multiple calibration ranges in the laboratory and then retrieve them for use as needed in the field. The Multi-Cal kit provides from two to four calibration ranges and the LabNavigator monitors up to four ISE's simultaneously. The handheld LabNavigator with Multi-Cal for ISE provide multi-range, immediate, spot-on, field chemical analysis. Multi-Cal kits are available for Nitrate, Ammonium, pH, Calcium, and Chloride with others on request.
Key Performance Sustainability Indicators (KPI) Survey Module
The addition of the Key Performance Sustainability Indicators (KPI) Survey Module allows Corporate Sustainability Teams to survey facilities for qualitative and quantitative sustainability performance indicators and feedback and aggregate the data to assist in the creation of annual sustainability reports. Administrators can easily track which facilities have not responded to the survey and send quick, standardized follow-up emails to drive action. The KPI Survey module can be configured to assess company-defined key sustainability performance indicators as well as reporting requirements established by third party organizations (such as the Carbon Disclosure Project, Global Reporting Initiative, etc.) to ultimately improve a company’s environmental footprint, meet established sustainability goals and report out to key stakeholders and the public. For one of Gensuite’s Fortune 500 companies that is using this functionality, they have been able to streamline their annual company level reporting processes.
Droplet Measurement Technologies
InstaScope is a revolutionary new tool that is changing the way property management, loss remediation and cleaning industries do business. By providing real-time information about indoor air conditions, specifically the presence of mold and biological particles, the InstaScope has become an invaluable tool for residential and commercial property inspections as well as remediation and restoration assessment in the event of a water loss or fire. These assessments ultimately provide the critical, objective data that is needed in the risk management and asset preservation relationships between property owner, service provider and the insurance industry. The InstaScope is a wide band integrated particle-by-particle bioaerosol optical spectrometer. The instrument identifies the quantitative optical signatures of biological particles via UV induced fluorescence.
Heavy Duty HEPA Vac
EXAIR’s new Heavy Duty HEPA Vac attaches to an ordinary 55 gallon open top drum to turn it into a powerful, HEPA quality, industrial vacuum cleaner. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac is designed to move more material with less wear. In addition, this vacuum has been engineered to filter contaminants to HEPA requirements in dusty environments requiring frequent cleaning. It is extremely quiet at 82 dBA (half the noise of electric vacs), making it suitable for a wide variety of environments. An economical, easily maintained pre-filter stops larger particles, while the HEPA filter handles the smaller matter. All filters are tested for minimum 99.97% filtration at the 0.3 micron level to meet HEPA standards in strict accordance to IEST-RP-CC-007. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac System comes complete with the Heavy Duty Dry Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, pre-filter, HEPA filter, 10' (3m) static resistant hose, hose hanger, 1/2 NPT quick connects coupling, 20' (6m) compressed air hose, pressure gauge, and aluminum chip wand (drum not included).
Showa Best Glove
Green-Dex with Eco Best Technology
The inventors of the world’s first disposable nitrile glove, N-DEX, now bring you the world’s first biodegradable disposable nitrile glove, Green-Dex. Showa Best Glove’s Research & Development reaches a major breakthrough with Eco Best Technology (EBT). EBT accelerates the biodegradation of nitrile in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters as validated by independent certified laboratories using internationally recognized test methods. EBT is composed of organic materials designed to make GREEN-DEX attractive to microbial activity. These microorganisms upon consuming the EBT material excrete enzymes that depolymerize the nitrile. The final result is biogases and inert humus.
The FracMAG is a self-sustaining electromagnetic water meter assembly. With the sudden boom of hydraulic fracturing operations taking place, oil & gas companies have the responsibility to measure and regulate their water usage. Typical fracturing operations occur in isolated and barren regions where electricity and water are in short supply; the FracMAG does not require the contractor to supply it with AC power because it can be powered with ParkUSA’s solar package option or with a lithium battery pack option, providing 3-6 years of power.
EXO Sonde Platform
EXO Sonde Platform
The EXO Sonde Platform is YSI’s new water quality monitoring system. The product platform consists of the EXO1 Sonde and the EXO2 Sonde, along with a handheld that connects users directly to their equipment via Bluetooth or field cables. EXO gives users a streamlined approach to data collection from the field to the lab.
EOS100 is a 100 percent fermentable, water-mixable vegetable oil-based organic substrate that provides a lasting source of carbon for enhanced in-situ anaerobic bioremediation. EOS100 ships as a concentrate and readily mixes with water on a project site. Compared to our existing emulsified oil products, this new formulation is tailored to provide optimal oil retention in high K aquifers and soils with characteristically low oil retention such as fractured bedrock and sandy aquifers.
With the release of the ASME A17.1-2007/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators & Escalators, a new era has begun for elevator safety codes. An important requirement of the new code for all elevator applications is the removal of all water and contaminates from elevator hoist ways. Using the latest in technology, the EleVader™ is a complete and fully integrated and packaged system, engineered to this safety code, that features pumps, oil/water separators, and control systems.
EHC-L by Adventus, is a cold-water soluble formulation of EHC that is specially designed to be emplaced via existing wells and/or hydraulic injection networks for the treatment of a wide range of groundwater contaminants. . EHC-L is a stable, buffered, micro-emulsion of slow-release, food-grade carbon (lecithin), ferrous iron and a redbox buffer (cysteine). EHC-L is designed for on-site dilution with cold water and subsequent application via screened wells or direct push technology for the treatment of compounds amenable to reductive transformation, including chlorinated hydrocarbons and some dissolved heavy metals. It generates both biotic and abiotic reductive mechanisms and capitalizes on synergies between the two.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Dionex ICS 4000 Capillary HPIC Ion Chromatography System
Dionex ICS 4000 Capillary HPIC Ion Chromatography System
The high-pressure Dionex ICS-4000 Capillary HPIC Ion Chromatography System delivers best-in-class sensitivity from routine analysis of ionic compounds to your most demanding application challenges. The system combines high-pressure capabilities at capillary flow rates with Reagent-Free operation and versatility in detection selection, with all of the advantages of capillary IC, including high mass sensitivity, low eluent consumption, low waste generation, and extended consumable lifetimes.
Digital Flowmeter is the easy way to monitor compressed air consumption and waste. Models are now available for ½” to 4” schedule 40 iron pipe and ½” to 6” in iron or copper pipe. The product is available with Summing Remote Display to monitor from a convenient location. The product is also available with Data Logger to record flow rate from once a second up to every 12 hours. The product has an easy-to-read digital display and is easy to install.
New Pig Corp.
Build-A-Berm Barrier Bladder Section
Build-A-Berm Barrier Bladder Section helps facilities meet secondary containment regulations while minimizing the overall area needed to provide containment. When used with the Build-A-Berm System, the Bladder Section provides an additional 55 gallons of sump capacity to a secondary containment area. Ideal for use in limited spaces where the current containment area cannot be expanded, The Bladder Section remains out of the way and automatically deploys when a spill occurs.
The AND1000 Fluorimeter enables field testing in two short steps, eliminating or significantly reducing test expenditures, complexity and wait times experienced in traditional heavy metal water testing. ANDalyze's proprietary catalytic DNA sensors use a DNAzyme reaction that fluoresces in the presence of a target contaminant substance such as lead, uranium, copper and mercury. The fluorescence of the reaction is dynamically measured to determine the concentration of the target heavy metal at levels in the low parts per billion (ppb).
3ESC facilitates product compliance and mitigates supply chain risk. The new web-based platform is the foundation for 3E’s supply chain practice, and it is enriched with a range of associated content, services, and solutions to support product compliance initiatives. Those initiatives include compliance assurance, supplier engagement, customer response, reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) due diligence, and obtainment services, along with industry-leading information and documentation management. 3ESC serves as a central repository for critical product, supplier and raw material risk information, including product contents, compliance status, country of origin and georisk. The platform is fueled by content collected from upstream suppliers by 3E’s team of global obtainment specialists and enriched by 3E’s team of regulatory experts.
110 Gallon Trapper
EXAIR's 110 Gallon Chip Trapper removes solids such as chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids with its compressed air power. It vacuums the dirty coolant or liquid into the included 110 gallon drum; while trapping all the solids in a reusable filter bag. There are no motors or impellers to clog or wear out. It features a built-in pressure/vacuum relief and an automatic safety shutoff to prevent spills or overfilling.
1” Flat Super Air Nozzle
Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this efficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets. The 1" Flat Super Air Nozzle uses EXAIR's patented technology to maximize entrained airflow while reducing noise levels. A precise amount of air is released through the .015" (0.38mm) air gap opening that is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the body and removable cap. The airstream pulls in surrounding room air to produce a wide, forceful stream of high velocity, laminar airflow. Air consumption is 10.5 SCFM at 80 PSIG. The 75 dBA sound level is below the limits of the OSHA maximum allowable noise exposure standard 29 CFR 1910.95(a). Force and flow may be easily adjusted by installing different shim thicknesses. Optional swivel fittings and Stay Set Flexible Hoses to aim the nozzle are also available. The 1" Flat Super Air Nozzle is available in zinc aluminum alloy construction, suitable for rugged industrial applications.