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Kelda Technology Receives Outstanding Safety Results Following Study Relating to Legionella

A new independent study proves Kelda Technology’s innovative water and energy-saving eco power shower is significantly safer than competing eco showers in limiting the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.

Dr John Shrimpton of the University of Southampton has carried out an independent study that demonstrates the Kelda Technology Shower System is 20x safer than an aerating shower in guarding against harmful legionella when comparing the generation of aerosols which carry the legionella bacterium.

Legionnaires’ disease, is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia that can be contracted by inhaling legionella bacteria in tiny droplets or aerosols smaller than 10 microns during showering.

Dr Makin, co-author of the UK’s Legionella guidelines stated showers which have the ability to significantly reduce the number of aerosols they release offer an increased level of safety in relation to transmission of waterborne infections such as Legionnaires’ disease and should be of interest to leisure centres, hotels, cruise ships and the healthcare sector.”
Using a laser diffraction technique, scientists at the University of Southampton measured water droplet sizes from different shower heads and concluded the Kelda shower produced remarkably fewer inhalable particles of the size necessary to contract the disease.

Dr Shrimpton said “This is a really interesting finding that the Kelda shower spray form produces much fewer aerosols of a respirable size and so is safer in guarding against Legionella when showering”.

In response to the study, Chris Jackson CEO of Kelda Technology stated “It is great to be able develop the Kelda shower technology with our local university in Southampton. These results serve to further endorse just how innovative and revolutionary the technology in our shower is”.

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SETsquared announced its exclusive list of top 50 entrepreneurs at a reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday (29 March).

 

The top 50 entrepreneurs to be honoured have all reached milestone achievements, such as successfully raising a significant amount of investment, exporting products globally, had considerable societal impact, or achieved a world first.

 

SETsquared, which is celebrating its 15th year in 2017, is the enterprise partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Surrey and Southampton, and the global number one university business incubator. It has supported over 1,000 high-tech, high-growth companies who have had significant economic impact, collectively raising over £1bn of investment and creating over 9,000 jobs.

 

The announcement of SETsquared’s top 50 entrepreneurs will take place on the historic day that Prime Minister Theresa May is to trigger Article 50, and serves as a strong reminder of strength of UK technology innovation and entrepreneurship in the global market.

 

Being identified as one of the top 50 entrepreneurs from a talent pool of over 1,000 is a real accolade and testament to their hard work, dedication and entrepreneurship.

 

To draw up the list, SETsquared was assisted by an expert panel of investors and innovation corporate leaders. Entrepreneurs on the list are running companies that range across industries such as health, green technology and 5G and wireless communication.

 

Michael Queen, an investor on the panel, commented: “Creating a successful business requires talented entrepreneurs and a great idea but this isn’t enough. SETsquared acts as a catalyst providing support, logistics, training and mentoring to turn dreams into reality. Over the last 15 years, SETsquared has made a major contribution to building a dynamic technology based business sector in the UK.”

 

The reception at the House of Commons will provide an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements along with MPs and special guests, as well as sharing stories on their personal entrepreneurial journey.

 

See the full list of the top 50 entrepreneurs and the ones to watch: www.setsquared.co.uk/top50

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Coop Energy,  innovation and progress in the energy business has hailed Kelda Technology as a ‘Greentech Hero’ in an interview with Adrian Mosley.

Coop Energy is committed to sustainability and has ambitions to obtain 75% of their energy from renewable sources within the next three years. As a step towards this, they’ve already ceased energy that is generated from coal fired power stations. We’re delighted to have been recognised by such a forward thinking organisation with whom we share a common commitment to sustainability.

Kelda Technology was featured alongside other progressive greentech companies including Olio, Vantage Power, Macrebur, open energi and pod point.

See the full coverage of Kelda Technology here.

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Kelda Technology has been featured by the Daily Express by the paper’s City and Business Editor Maisha Frost.

The coverage, led to a huge boost in enquiries to Kelda, from all over the UK – from businesses looking to save water and consumers eager to see the domestic shower launched and available for home users.

The Kelda Technology Shower Systems are available for commercial users for immediate delivery and have already been chosen by some of the leading gym and leisure chains in the UK and Latin America.

See the full coverage in the Daily Express here.