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EcoCeramics, Inc. (EcoCeramics) located in Rensselaer, New York is developing a high-performance masonry active building product: EcoCeramics Envelope System (EES). EcoCeramics requested assistance from New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to evaluate the performance of their EES as compared to an existing building envelope and an ASHARE Curtain Wall, using analytical models and experimental testing for validation.
An Upstate New York family farm since 1924, Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs, LLC has three different egg farms located in Clarence, Basom, and Wolcot, New York that produce conventional, nutritionally enhanced, cage-free and organic eggs. Kreher’s wanted to identify reasonable options for reducing nutrient load, particularly phosphorous from disposal to the Vegetative Treatment Area (VTA).
Located in Huntington Station on Long Island, E.C. Sumereau & Son (Sumereau) specializes in providing speciality platings and anodizing for military, aerospace, and electronics industries. The company caters to a wide range of precision-based applications, which include plating for prototype development. Sumereau generates wastewater, which is primarily comprised of rinse water from the various metal finishing operations. Sumereau wanted to explore opportunities to reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated along with the costs associated with managing and disposal of the waste.
A paper manufacturer located in the north country of New York State currently uses 300,000 pounds per year of hypochlorite chemicals. This is used to remove the color in their process water a cost of approximately $500,000 per year, and around 40,000 pounds per year of sodium bisulfite at $34,000 per year to remove residual chlorine in the water prior to discharge. The paper manufacturer watned to identify the most cost-effective method to both remove color from their process water and reduce the need for toxic and hazardous chemicals.
Gorbel is a manufacturer of overhead material handling, ergonomic lifting, and fall protection systems for use in a wide variety of industrial and manufacturing environments. Gorbel's handling systems are used to lift and transport heavy loads in a wide range of industries, like automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, and more. Gorbel sought to explore alternative surface treatment methods and technolgies that could maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the current spray process while reducing its physical, economic and environmental footprint, mitgating exposure risks, and creating less waste.
Stefan Sydor Optics (Sydor) is a precision manufacturer of custom flat-surfaced, parallel and wedged optics specializing in double-sided polishing, continuous pad & pitch polising, CNC machining and laser machining. A critical process material used in their operations is a polishing compound that contains cerium oxide or "ceria", which is expensive. Sydor wanted to investigate options to reduce the amount of ceria lost to the sewer and increase the recovery rate.
Olive Ridley™ Paints is a supplier of premium-recycled paint with a mission to bridge the gap between paint recyclers and the green building / design community. Olive Ridley™ Paints wanted to
communicate the sustainable characteristics of their ECOLOGO® certified paints and the potential to enable LEED building rating system points to existing and potential customers.
Located in New Paltz, New York, BioSand Bag Filter, LLC. (BioSand) has created a cost effective water filtration system that is both environmentally and consumer friendly, called the P3 BioSand Bag Filter. BioSand requested NYSP2I to independently evaluate the water filtration effectiveness of their BioSand Bag Filter System, and to assess the product setup and procedures from a user's point of view.
The work performed by NYSP2I resulted in key findings that will assist BioSand in further developing and commercializing their system, utilizing product manufacturing in New York State.
Located in Rochester, New York R-Display & Lighting, LLC's mission is to leverage core expertise in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology which has penetrated smart phone/mobile device markets with great success. R-Display & Lighting requested an evaluation of their emitter materials to help validate their claims of improved energy efficiency and product performance.
Brooklyn Brewery is a regional craft brewery with a facility in Williamsburg that produces over 50k barrels annually. The brewery produces its wide variety of beers in a repurposed building with all LED lighting demonstrating a commitment to sustainability. In continuation of their commitment to sustainability, Brooklyn Brewery would like to reduce the amount of water and energy used in the beer production process.