BJRM article: Cutting the carbon cost of dialysis: efficient delivery of acid concentrate
The British Journal of Renal Medicine has published an article on the opportunities for reducing waste in the delivery of acid for haemodialysis, authored by members of the Green Nephrology Network:
The article draws upon entries to the 2012 Green Nephrology Awards, describing a range of different approaches, from the central delivery of acid from bulk storage tanks to switching to higher concentrations to reduce the volume of fluid transported, and the replacement of plastic cans with lightweight bags.
Cutting the carbon cost of dialysis: efficient delivery of acid concentrate. Mortimer, F., Dixon, J., Gilmour, F., Stoves, J., Owen, A., Connor, A., Campbell, F. British Journal of Renal Medicine 2014; Vol 19 No 2:21-23
The article is freely available on the BJRM website, at http://www.bjrm.co.uk/_year_search_review.aspx?JID=2&Year=2014&Edition=514 . Users will need to register, but registration is free.