Canadian Plastics

Frigel named as Sustainable Technology Award finalist

Frigel North America, which manufactures process cooling and temperature control equipment, was named one of two fi...

September 8, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Frigel North America, which manufactures process cooling and temperature control equipment, was named one of two finalists for the 2008 Illinois Sustainable Technology Award.

The award honors companies that have developed technology that supports sustainability efforts and benefits the environment.

Frigel, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., was recognized for its Ecodry system, which replaces traditional cooling towers and helps conserve water and energy by up to 95 per cent, and reduces noise. The system operates by pumping the water returning from the process into heat exchangers and cooling it with ambient air flow. Its closed-loop system ensures water is never exposed to outside elements which can lead to contamination problems and chemical evaporation into the environment. In addition, because the Ecodry recycles clean water continuously, the amount of water usage is significantly reduced.

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