Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2019

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2019

Upcoming Event

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2019

12-13 November 2019, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

GFIA events traditionally showcase the latest game-changing sustainable agtech innovations and technology from suppliers across all types of food production.

GFIA in Focus is different. Dedicated to specific sectors in one location, GFIA in Focus is a series of cost-effective boutique exhibitions and conferences where technology suppliers can engage in one-to-one meetings and highly focussed networking events with buyers for 48 hours of serious business.

Come and see us to learn what ECAS4 has to offer.

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2018

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2018

Upcoming Event

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at GFIA in Focus Australia 2018

27-28 November 2018, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland.

GFIA events traditionally showcase the latest game-changing sustainable agtech innovations and technology from suppliers across all types of food production.

GFIA in Focus is different. Dedicated to specific sectors in one location, GFIA in Focus is a series of cost-effective boutique exhibitions and conferences where technology suppliers can engage in one-to-one meetings and highly focussed networking events with buyers for 48 hours of serious business.

Come and see us at the controlled environments & protected cropping exhibition

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2018

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2018

Upcoming Event

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2018

18-20 June 2018, Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland.

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have again united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2018. Hort Connections 2018 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 18-20 June 2018, with the event catering to buyers and sellers from every segment of the fresh produce and floral supply chain including seed companies, growers, packers, processors, shippers, importers and exporters, wholesalers and retailers, foodservice, associated suppliers to the industry, and many more. Following on from the successful Hort Connections 2017, this year’s event is set to become the most influential space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry.

Come and see us at booth 196 and 203

Water purification system used to kill bateria in flowers helps Adelaide hospital virtually wipe out legionella

Water purification system used to kill bateria in flowers helps Adelaide hospital virtually wipe out legionella

Announcement

Water purification system used to kill bateria in flowers helps Adelaide hospital virtually wipe out legionella

IT started as flower power — now a water purification system is ridding a hospital of legionella bacteria and slashing power bills in the process.

A trial of the Ecas4 water treatment system at North Eastern Community Hospital has virtually eliminated legionella bacteria in their pipes and cut their gas bill by $7000 a month.

Tony Amorico, of Tony’s Flowers, started using the Italian system to extend the shelf life of his flowers, using it in farms and greenhouses to kill bacteria in water.

The system uses an electrochemical process to destroy the organic biofilm habitat of bacteria — including the legionella bacteria — leaving a potable water product.

When a friend of Mr Amorico’s died of a bacterial infection in a public hospital, he decided to try to have it tested in health care through his company Ecas4 Australia.

The hospital’s chief executive, Scott Williams, said legionella bacteria was virtually always present in hospital water systems at low levels.

He said chlorine and high water temperatures were traditionally used to kill it.

“It came out of a bit of random conversation about Tony’s use of the system to attack the biofilm habitat of the bacteria,” Mr Williams said.

“It was working for him with better quality and longer lasting flowers so we decided to trial it here — we may be a small hospital but we are innovative.

“We had low legionella counts which were not a risk but anything we can do to improve safety is worth looking at so we became the first hospital in Australia to trial it. Our count is now virtually at zero.”

The change has allowed the hospital to reduce its hot water temperature of about 80C down to about 60C, which lessens the chance of scalding.

It has also reduced the hospital’s gas bill by about one-third. The trial ends in May and will be independently evaluated by UniSA.

Mr Williams said he was thrilled North Eastern Community was the first hospital in Australia to implement the technology.

“We offer the safest and cleanest water of any hospital in Australia,” he said.

Ecas4 national business manager Simon Crabb said the system also eliminated pathogens such as E. coli, listeria, salmonella, campylobacter and MRSA (golden staph).

“The simplest way to describe the process is to say the end product is 99.5 per cent water anolyte which is a derivative of water that has been electrochemically produced,” he said.

“You can brush your teeth in it, shower in it, drink it.”

Mr Amorico is speaking to other hospitals about using it and also has plans to use it to extend shelf life for foods such as fruit and fish.

The not-for-profit private North Eastern Community Hospital at Campbelltown agreed to a 12-month trial using UniSA for independent assessment of results.

(Article courtesy of the Sunday Mail, by medical reporter, Brad Couch, 19th February 2017. Photography: Keryn Stevens)

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017

Upcoming Event

Ecas4 will be exhibiting at Hort Connections 2017

15-17 May 2017, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

Combining the National Horticulture Convention and PMA Fresh Connections, Hort Connections 2017 brings together the largest number of growers, supply chain members, government stakeholders and industry service providers in the Australian horticulture industry.

Hort Connections 2017 will build on the success of the two previous events, incorporating world-class speakers, an expansive Trade Show and unparalleled networking opportunities.