An ethanol coalescing filter from Adler and Allan has won the Environmental Protection and Improvement category at this year’s APEA awards.

Adler and Allan says its Ethanol Coalescing Filter is the first and only filter of its kind that removes, on average, 95% of all BTEX components from surface water discharged from forecourt separators.

BTEX compounds can cause acute and long-term toxic effects if they enter the soil and groundwater system. In addition to their toxicity, benzene is known to be a carcinogen.

The Ethanol Coalescing Filter can be fitted to existing separators without any requirements for modification or upheaval, while meeting stringent Environment Agency pollution guidelines.

“We are thrilled to have been recognised in this way by the APEA,” said Alan Scrafton, group sales and marketing manager for Adler and Allan. “Our Ethanol Coalescing Filter will help a wide range of businesses; in the retail, oil, aviation and marine sectors – any industry where fuel is stored and dispensed on site.

“As a company, we are committed to reducing the effect pollution has on the surrounding environment, providing emergency spill response and clean-up services nationwide. By developing products such as this, we can help our clients prevent disaster happening in the first place; apart from the environmental damage, polluting incidents can cost the perpetrator in terms of fines and a business’s reputation.”

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