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International Award for Breakthrough Water-Saving Wonder

Aug 08 2016

Radleys Findenser has helped win a prestigious conservation award for the University of California, San Diego after helping to save an estimated 5.7 million litres of water.

Since they were installed each Findenser has been able to save as much as 1200 litres each day, the same as two peoples water usage in the drought hit state.

Those savings helped add up to a total of 5.7 million litres for Pacific Hall, a large research building at UC San Diego, and resulted in the university being awarded the Industrial Environmental Association’s Water Conservation Award by the County of San Diego.

Professor Seth Cohen, who accepted the award on behalf of the university, said: “We all know how important saving water is, particularly here in California where we are really struggling with the effects of drought.

“The Findensers have been a great success. The results of the water saving are so spectacular, with millions of gallons of water saved over the course of a few months.

“Findenser was a simple and effective tool to improve water savings and laboratory safety. We are hoping more laboratories across the university will adopt the Findenser.”

Comprising an internal glass condenser and an external, finned aluminium jacket, the Findenser seals a small amount of water permanently between the pair, stopping the need for a constant flow of water.

The university currently has 280 Findensers across the campus that were acquired thanks to the efforts of the campus Chemical Hygiene Officer, Doug Harvey, and Departmental Safety Officer, Dr Stephen George.

Professor Cohen said: “It’s hard to believe how much water has been used using conventional condensers. The continuous flow of water needed for the many reflux reactions being performed by synthetic chemists in our department adds up to incredible amounts of water that have now been conserved thanks to Findenser.”

Managing Director of Radleys, Mark Radley, said: “I am delighted that our equipment has helped achieve such fantastic results for UCSD.

“This is why the Findenser is such an important product for us. We are helping to reduce costs for companies and institutions and at the same time removing their risk of flooding. Most importantly we’re helping to save a vital resource for our planet.”

For more information visit www.radleys.com.


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