Media‎ > ‎

Ionada Incorporated finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards, London England

posted Aug 19, 2015, 9:14 AM by Ionada Media
For Immediate Release August 19, 2015 - Concord, Ontario, Canada.  


Ionada’s Membrane Scrubber ™ has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards, hosted by Lloyd’s Register and taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, straight after Ship Efficiency: The Event 2015, held in association with Inmarsat.

After much consideration by the awards panel of judges, Ionada was selected to become one of the five finalists for the Environmental Technology Award.

Membrane Scrubber technology contains the absorption fluid (NaOH)  in micro-porous ceramic membranes. Installed in the exhaust, after the economizer, the sulphur is stripped from the exhaust as pure sodium sulphite salts. This dramatically reduces the amount of by-product produced with traditional spray towers, either closed or open loop.  The result is a true ZERO overboard discharge  scrubber system. The salts are stored on-board and discharged in port. Because of the pure nature of the sodium sulphite, it has further applications in a number of industries such as paper making, photography, and food preservation.   

Membrane Scrubber technology  eliminates complicated wash water systems, monitoring systems, overboard valves and future-proofs the vessel owner form expanding Zero Discharge regulations.

The second annual Ship Efficiency Awards, hosted by Lloyd’s Register and organised by Fathom, will recognise and celebrate the organisations and individuals within the maritime sector that excel in efficient operations, implement fresh thinking offer proven efficiency benefits and technological innovation.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a marine environmental technology innovation leader.  This nomination is a great honor that inspires us to promote our clean technology solutions globally"  stated Ionada CEO, Edoardo Panziera.  

The winner of the Environmental Technology award will be announced at the Ship Efficiency Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 9 September, straight after Ship Efficiency: The Event.

More information on the Ship Efficiency Awards, including all categories and finalists can be found at

 About Ionada Incorporated: 

Ionada ( is a global technology leader in air emission and water treatment technologies, focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS). Ionada's mission is to provide emission abatement technologies that not only keep our air and waters clean, but provide a financial benefit to our customers.   

Source, Ionada Incorporated.

Robert Clarke
10-178 Pennsylvania  Avenue, Concord, ON, L4K 4B1, Canada, + 289 474 5330