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April 30, 2009
As an expert in thermal, diffusional and membrane separation technology for the separation and purification of aqueous and organic mixtures, Kühni provides process engineering services, designs, manufactures and supplies process equipment and turn-key modular plants to the process industry with a focus on the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry. Located in...
April 27, 2009
Millipore Corp. is unveiling its Mobius FlexReady Solutions to the worldwide community at Achema. These newly launched units represent a significant breakthrough in Millipore’s single-use solutions, enabling biopharmaceutical manufacturers to readily convert to single-use technology. Users can install equipment, configure applications and validate their processes quickly and easily, significantly...
April 24, 2009
Fluid Components International (FCI) offers the new Model ST51 Mass Flow Meter for use in biogas production and methane capture and recovery systems. The explosion-proof Model ST51 is ideal for these applications, as it is safe, easy to install and requires virtually no maintenance.  “This flow meter is designed specifically to solve the unique challenges to flow metering in bioprocess-generated...
April 24, 2009
Romaco broadens their range of pharmaceutical packaging equipment with three new products that will be displayed on the show floor. The Noack T4 blister-packaging line, the Macofar VF24 aseptic liquid filler and the Siebler HM 1/230 vertical heat-sealing machine each offer automated, integrated systems for fast and accurate processing. The Noack T4 is comprised of the compact Noack N930 blister-packaging...
April 24, 2009
As safety requirements for the equipment of pressurized hot-water and steam installations and the associated facilities become increasingly stringent, Flowserve Gestra is responding accordingly. Complying with new and updated technical codes, Gestra will present two new safety systems, both of which will be on display at their stand.    Gestra will present two new level-limiting systems for the...
April 24, 2009
A manufacturer of vitamins uses a tantulum flowmeter to dose Toco Toluol, a highly aggressive and acidic solvent, into a column. The liquid, with a density of 0.881 kg/L and a temperature of 78°C, is measured over a mass flow range of 0–7000 kg/h at a pressure of 1.8 bar. A Tantalum flowmeter was necessary in this application for its chemical resistance. The customer opted for the Krohne’s...
April 24, 2009
Fouling, the undesired deposition of material on heat-transfer surfaces, represents a severe threat to the operability and economics of many industrial processes in the petrochemical, chemical, specialties, pharmaceutical and food industries. It appears in all types of heat exchange without and with phase change. Mitigation approaches include measures to modify the chemical or biochemical component system...
April 24, 2009
For the separation of solids, the Gyramax gyratory is designed to recover the maximum amount of clean, acceptable product and remove all reject material. With the drive unit positioned in the center of the GyraMax, a consistent screening efficiency over the entire screen surface is achieved. Dynamic balancing and no mechanical gearboxes allow screening to operate at 300 rpm, compared to most conventional screeners...
April 24, 2009
The organic content of water can be evaluated by determining the water’s total organic content (TOC) value. The TOC value is the sum of different parameters measured by the CO2 content after the complete oxidation of all organic compounds. membraPure introduce two systems for the online determination of the TOC content of pure and ultra-pure water: the uniTOC process and uniTOC online. With these...
April 24, 2009
Here at Achema, Radleys is launching a new generation of laboratory synthesis systems, including the Lara Lite manually controlled lab reactor (CLR). The Lara Lite eliminates the need for multiple reaction setups for improved productivity, as well as cost and space reduction. The Lara Lite features a vessel-clamping mechanism with quick-release side arms to easily change reactor vessels. Stirring can be...
April 24, 2009
Weave In Motion process belts from GKD – Gebr. Kufferath AG are used in a wide range of applications, from the processing of minerals and sewage sludge dewatering, to the production of nonwovens and laminates.   Four types of belt are offered in the Weave In Motion product range: plastic woven belts; metal woven belts; process belts made from a combination of metal and plastic; and process...
April 1, 2009
Longtime readers of this magazine may notice that the April cover theme marks an exception to a rule that has been fairly well established for awhile now. Topics on the cover of Chemical Engineering typically reflect one of the practical, how-to articles that we are known for — or at least point readers to an especially timely and lengthy news roundup article. This time, however, instead of focusing...
April 1, 2009
  The current economic recession has hit trade show attendance especially hard. A number of events for 2009 have been cancelled, while others are implementing contingencies. Discounted registration fees are common, while at least one event offered to cover attendees airfare before finally deciding to postpone altogether. Some of the more resilient organizations are offering the alternative of live...
February 6, 2009
ACHEMA 2009 from May 11th - 15th in Frankfurt am Main is still on the road to success. So far the econonomical situation has had no consequences for the leading worldwide event of the process industries. "We assume that ACHEMA 2009 will be even a bit larger than ACHEMA 2006", said Prof. Dr. Gerhard Kreysa, CEO of DECHEMA and organizer of ACHEMA, on the occasion of a press meeting on January 27th...
February 5, 2009
Pharmaceutical plant engineering is a lucrative market, but there are a number of pitfalls. Engineering service providers have to balance the needs of large corporations and small SMEs, and they also need to enhance their regulatory and manufacturing process expertise. The trends that are driving pharmaceutical plant engineering and the developments that will affect plant owners, contractors and suppliers...
February 5, 2009
Industrial gases like oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen and others are among the most widely used commodity chemicals, with applications in nearly every industrial sector. They are used in the steel industry, metal processing, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and in diverse production processes for motor vehicles, electronic devices, solar cells, flat screens, glass and food. In 2008...
February 5, 2009
Today, CFD modeling provides a powerful tool for engineers, researchers and other technical professionals to visualize what’s going on inside most types of chemical process equipment, such as mixers, reactors, pumps, combustion systems, material-handling equipment, pollution control systems, pipelines and other types of complex process vessels. Among the countless discussions at the ACHEMA-exhibition...
February 5, 2009
The pharmaceutical market continues to expand despite the current economic turbulence, and there are a number of reasons why this is the case. The rapidly aging population in the Western industrialized nations and in emerging markets such as China is driving demand for medication. Certain types of illnesses including diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and some forms of cancer are becoming more prevalent...

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