Sustainability award winner 2013
Industrial processes such as desalination, natural gas treatment, power generation and chemical processing are energy intensive and expensive. Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger devices make these high pressure fluid flow processes more sustainable by salvaging and reusing 60% of the energy previously lost, saving energy, money and reducing CO2 emissions.
PX Pressure Exchanger®: Energy Recovery Devices with Global Solutions
The judging panel commented:
“The judges were extremely impressed with the PX Pressure Exchanger Energy Recovery Devices entry. The Energy recovery devices with Global Solutions entry clearly demonstrated innovative sustainability with high yield energy savings.
"The approach to harnessing waste energy and helping to make new process technologies achievable and greener fully embraces the ethos of the Innovation and Sustainability award.
"What further impressed the Judges and really made the award stand out was the quality of the application and an innovation that delivers a solution and improvement to a global issue.
"A very worthy recipient for the IET Innovation Sustainability Award."
ENVILINE Energy Recuperation System (ERS) for Recovery of Train Braking Energy
ABB developed the ERS as part of its ENVILINE range to meet the growing demand for energy recovery in DC traction applications. The new solution, launched this year, offers a huge opportunity to improve the energy-efficiency and sustainability of rail transportation systems.
CT Magnetic Refrigeration - The Future’s Sustainable Alternative
Industrialisation of the first Magnetic Refrigeration systems globally in 2014, a B2B specification for commercial refrigeration systems, not requiring CFC gas while using up to 50% less energy.
Innovation – The facilitating technology was discovered in 2000, ten years of applied research and innovations have allowed industrialisation of this rupture technology.
Application of Sustainable Urban Drainage to the Airport and Other Challenging Environments
Heathrow Airport Limited and ARM
This innovation integrated existing assets, local habitats, low carbon technology and integrated software to produce a water treatment system that maximised ecological benefits and removed impact from airport operations on local communities. A constructed wetland was integrated with low carbon aeration and intelligent control at minimal capital and operational cost.
Recycled Glass in Regeneration
Composed of 97% waste-glass, this new product offers widespread opportunities when converted into high quality low-carbon building materials to clad non cavity-wall Victorian/Edwardian dwellings, while maintaining the appearance of their original brickwork. In this context it promises to make a significant contribution to sustainability.