The same technology that produces drinking water from the sea is now being used to recycle long life engine coolant. Previously most engine coolant has been sent for incineration to avoid the danger of toxic waste. The coolant recycling technique was developed by Nissan Motor (GB), in conjunction with Keiaisha NMB. The system uses the reverse osmosis membrane technology used in desalination plants as well the ion exchange resin technology used in producing `softened’ water. The recycled product is identical in quality, and will be sold at the same price, as fresh engine coolant. After further trials, it will be installed in Japanese dealers and dismantling plants from the summer. This latest piece of recycling news from Nissan is part of its ongoing commitment to developing vehicle recycling technologies.
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