New technology projected to capture anaesthetic gases and allow them to
be re-used ten to twenty times
OTTAWA, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ - A unique way to reduce GHG emissions from
the healthcare sector has reached a significant milestone. On Monday, April 2,
2007, Blue-Zone Technologies, the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
(CHEO), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and the Honourable
John Baird, Minister of Environment will celebrate the installation of
Blue-Zone's patented Delta(TM) technology in all of CHEO's operating rooms.
Blue-Zone has developed a technology to capture, reclaim, and purify
halogenated inhalation anaesthetic gases, which are used in hospital operating
rooms. These are very aggressive greenhouse gases, and some have global
warming potential up to 1,900 times that of carbon dioxide. Most of these
gases escape into the atmosphere during medical application. Blue-Zone's
technology can capture and recycle the vented gases. The anaesthetic can be
re-used ten to twenty times. This offers hospitals significant savings in
their expenditures on anaesthetic gas while preventing harmful GHG emissions.
Date & Time: Monday, April, 2, 2007
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Catheterization Laboratory
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road
Visitor parking available directly in front of
Presenters: Dusanka Filipovic, President, Blue-Zone Technologies
Vicky J. Sharpe, President and CEO Sustainable
Development Technology Canada
Michel Bilodeau, President/CEO of CHEO
The Honourable John Baird, Minister of Environment
Presentations will be followed by interviews and photo opportunities.
For further information:
For further information: please contact: Pat Breton, Director,
Communications, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, (613) 234-6313,