Northern Ireland companies pioneer pollution cleanup

Innovative products and services to combat waste and water pollution will be unveiled by local companies on an Invest Northern Ireland stand at a major exhibition in Dublin today.

Among the new products being launched at the Irish Water and Waste Environmental Exhibition (IWWE), at the RDS, is Envirovalve, a unique pollution control product, from ATG Services, a Coleraine-based environmental consultancy.

Longstanding environmental engineer FM Environmental, from Newry, is also introducing a new range of water treatment systems which enable sewage processes to meet new and exacting discharge standards. In addition, FM is showing its highly innovative Tetec internet pump monitoring system, which allows easy control of waste water pumps over the internet.

Carmac Waste Handling Systems of Omagh is unveiling a unique machine for separating light waste. Polysob Art, Larne, a specialist in cleaning up hazardous chemicals, is also demonstrating new cleaning technology.

These companies are among nine from Northern Ireland taking part in the annual exhibition, now one of the most important events of its kind for the water treatment and waste management industry in the British Isles.

Alan Hingston, Invest NI’s Trade Director, commenting on the Northern Ireland group, says: “It’s immensely encouraging to see a number of innovative products for this increasingly important global industry being launched on our stand at this event.

“They demonstrate Northern Ireland’s developing position as a centre for innovative products for environmental operations such as waste management, remediation and the treatment of hazardous and toxic chemicals.

“The exhibition is a unique networking opportunity for enterprising Northern Ireland companies with innovative products and services to reach an international audience of key industry procurement executives.

“Running successfully for over 25 years, IWWE is Ireland's largest event for the water, energy and environment sectors. It also attracts visitors from many parts of Europe and the US. This makes it an ideal platform for our companies wishing to market their products and expertise outside the British Isles.

“IWEE is an integral part of our programme of Passport to Export activities designed to encourage the growth of the important environmental engineering industry in Northern Ireland. Among other events in our calendar is Europe’s biggest environmental exhibition which takes place annually in Germany,” he adds.

The event also includes the Irish Recycling and Waste Management Show, Ireland’s only exhibition for the recycling sector.

The Northern Ireland group will be among more than 120 exhibitors displaying and demonstrating new products and services for monitoring, emission control, waste water treatment and environmental compliance.