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Sustainable Energy, Water and Resilient Systems

Commercial Services

We regularly deliver both basic and advanced services for domestic, commercial and industrial energy and water systems. Several team members are qualified Charted Engineers (CPEng or CEng) in mainly Chemical, Process or Environmental Engineering.

In the recent past we have provided research and consultancy services for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, Fonterra, WPS Opus, Ligar and BPMNZ, to name a few.

We regularly conduct industry short-courses in energy systems analysis, covering critical tools such as mass and energy balance modelling, energy auditing and improvement, and Pinch Analysis. Contact Dr Martin Atkins for more information.

Research and consultancy services

We can provide services and advice on:

  • Process design, integration, modelling, and optimisation
  • Industrial steam and utility systems assessment and optimisation
  • Heat pump and refrigeration assessment and operation
  • Water, waste-water, solid waste and odour control and treatment
  • Materials testing
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Risk analysis and reduction
  • Resilience and critical infrastructure

Our testing and lab facilities

We have the following testing, lab, and computing facilities:

  • Jar testing for trialing coagulants and flocculants
  • Zeta potential testing for determining coagulant and flocculant dose
  • Lab scale filtration, dissolved air flotation, clarification and settling equipment
  • Lab scale digestability testing for anaerobic digestion and plastic biodegradability
  • Chromatography systems for testing adsorbents
  • Bomb calorimetry for calorific values of materials
  • Particle size analysis
  • ICPMS for metals analysis
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Powder and solid sample x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence
  • Fully equipped environmental and PC1 lab
  • Fully equipped workshop for fabrication of equipment
  • Process simulation software including Superpro, Aspen Plus, Unisim and Sumo
  • AutoCAD for P&ID and plant design
  • GaBi for Life Cycle Assessment
  • Materials testing lab including tensile, compression, impact, dynamic mechanical analysis, thermal gravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, viscometry

Contacts

Energy and chemical engineering related: Dr Martin Atkins

Environmental and water related: Dr Mark Lay