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Singapore firm debuts unique green technology

Singapore: Ecospec Global Technology Pte Ltd (Ecospec), a homegrown research and technology company specialising in advanced water and oil treatment technologies, has developed a new green technology for the shipping industry which it believes will appeal to both shipowners and regulators and in the process, remove pollutants that contribute to global warming and degradation of the ocean environment.
 
This new device, known as CSNOx, is the first of its kind in the world capable of reducing nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide and particulate matter emitted by ships into the environment in a single process system. Of significance, the scrubbing process carried out by CSNOx is achieved at a net carbon credit gain without any net increase in CO2 to the atmosphere or acidifying the ocean. There is also no other secondary pollutants discharged into the sea. Adding further to its appeal, CSNOx is also highly cost-effective and due to
its compact design, may be easily installed on ships. 
 
"This is a major breakthrough for the global shipping industry in general and for Ecospec, a homegrown Singapore company, in particular. Prior to CSNOx, there is no single equipment aboard ships with the capability to remove CO2, SO2, NOx and PM at a go, and not generate further CO2 emissions during the process or acidify the ocean. With the marine industry going Green, Ecospec is proud to pioneer an all-in-one eco-friendly technology that is set to change the way the industry operates," declared Chew Hwee Hong, Managing Director and founder of the company.
 
Ecospec will be exhibiting at Sea Asia 2009 at Stand B02.  Sea Asia 2009 Exhibition has now exceeded 4,500 net square metres and will feature over 350 international companies. The region's leading show will take place in Suntec City from April 21.  [20/03/09]

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