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November 19, 2009
At a reception Tuesday evening, Chemical Engineering announced this year’s finalists and the winner of the 2009 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, a biennial prize that the magazine has bestowed continuously since the early 1930s. The award recognizes the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized anywhere in the world during 2007 or 2008. Chemical Engineering...
November 18, 2009
Carbone Lorraine (CL; Paris, France; Booth 450) recently launched a new welded-plate heat exchanger, dubbed Heatex, which features plates made of tantalum CL-Clad. The patented CL-Clad technology involves the brazing of steel onto “reactive” metals, such as tantalum, titanium and zirconium, in order to fabricate columns, reactors and (now) heat exchangers used in corrosive service. Such metals...
November 18, 2009
In the world of chemical processing there are times when standard particle analysis equipment, which provides information about the number of particles and their spherical diameter, just isn’t enough. For these applications, imaging particle analysis goes above and beyond to deliver the speed of typical automated particle analyzers along with the detail and characterization capabilities of...
November 18, 2009
Crossflow (CF) filtration is widely used for separating substances with poor filtration properties. As the method’s name implies, a crossflow of the feed continuously flows across the filter membrane in order to wash away material accumulations that clog the membrane pores. Nevertheless, conventional methods rely on a pump to adjust the feed overflow rate, which requires substantial energy, even for...
November 18, 2009
Among the most pressing concerns for the chemical process industries (CPI) are weathering the global economic recession and dealing with anticipated carbon emissions regulations. Switching from oil and gas to biomass for fuel in a CPI plant is a relatively simple way to ratchet down greenhouse gas emissions and cut costs simultaneously. Biomass fuels can help cut operating costs, improve fuel flexibility...
November 18, 2009
Security at many U.S. chemical facilities is regulated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington, D.C.; under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS). Proposed modifications to this regulation are being debated in the U.S. Congress. In fact, recently, the House of Representatives approved new, stringent standards for chemical site security with the...
November 18, 2009
For wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) provide superior effluent quality in a small footprint compared to alternative activated-sludge treatment methods. However, MBRs are prone to fouling, and thus may require frequent membrane cleaning with the associated manpower and chemical costs. Microdyn-Nadir GmbH (Wiesbaden;; Booth 317), in cooperation with Darmstadt...
November 18, 2009
Tantaline (Lyngby, Demnark;; Booth 645) has developed a process that creates a surface alloy of tantalum on a metal substrate (typically stainless steel). As a result, the surface acquires the corrosion resistance of tantalum — the most corrosion resistant metal commercially available — without having to fabricate complicated parts from the expensive metal. Unlike...
November 17, 2009
Unlike reactors made from glass-lined metals or those made entirely from stainless steel or more exotic metals, such as Monel or tantalum, the transparency of glass reactors “lets users see what’s going on inside the vessel,” says Alan Kramme, vice-president of engineering for Ace Glass, Inc. (Booth 511; Vineland, N.J.). This is just one advantage they offer over traditional alternatives...
November 17, 2009
Different oxidizer technologies are used on various applications in the chemical process industries (CPI) for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and odorous emissions. Selecting the proper oxidizer technology is no longer just a function of regulatory compliance. With cap-and-trade legislation and higher fuel prices looming, it is critical that facilities...
November 17, 2009
The 2009 Chem Show aims to help professionals and companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) “pay attention to the details” that impact their bottom lines, says Clay Stevens, president and COO of International Exposition Co., the firm responsible for putting on the Chem Show. Clay Stevens Stevens discussed the meeting’s aims and objectives prior to the show kickoff...
November 17, 2009
While the explosion risk of certain hazardous or toxic materials may seem readily apparent, the potential explosivity of otherwise benign materials — flour, cocoa, starch, grains, and coal dust, for instance — often goes unrecognized. In reality, almost any combustible solid with a particle diameter less than 420 micrometers (40 mesh) can explode under the right conditions, as has been...
November 17, 2009
Nearly every company in the chemical processing industries (CPI) has a sustainability initiative, but the current economy has capital and operating budgets clamped tight. Jamie Bohan, senior segment manager with Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS; Booth 427; Phoenix, Ariz.), will be presenting a workshop called “Moving Beyond Funding Roadblocks for Sustainable Process Operations,” on Wednesday...
November 17, 2009
In a workshop entitled “Bringing the Lab to the Process Floor,” to be presented Tuesday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. in Theater B, Jerry Rossman, product manager — ProcessLab & Automation for Metrohm USA (Booth 959; Riverview, Fla.), will showcase the capabilities of the fully customizable ProcessLab analysis system, which, he says, allows users “to carry out a diverse range of...
November 17, 2009
When it comes to particulate matter, the finest particles of lead, arsenic, chromium and other regulated substances are believed to produce the largest environmental and epidemiological hazards, in terms of their ability to be dispersed broadly by the wind, and to be ingested and inhaled more effectively compared to larger particles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.) is in...
November 17, 2009
The integrity of pipelines, valves, vessels and other components made from carbon steel and other metal alloys depends on the material composition being exactly the same as specified, since excessive levels of trace elements, such as chromium, copper, nickel, molybdenum, vanadium, lead and others can impact material strength, hardness and corrosion resistance. As a result, “residual element analysis...
November 17, 2009
An introduction to the Victaulic Vortex 1000 fire suppression system will be presented on Tuesday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in Theater A. The system is the world’s first hybrid nitrogen and water system, and claims to offer a completely green solution without costly clean up from water damage or any use of toxic chemicals. Minimal water presence and facility downtime help maximize productivity and safety...
November 17, 2009
Piping systems are designed for operation under specific conditions. However, over the lifetime of a plant, changes to the intended processes are likely to occur, which may have an adverse affect on the piping system. Ray Hardee, Engineered Software, Inc. A workshop, called “Piping System Optimization: The Winning Trifecta,” will be presented by Engineered Software, Inc.’s (Booth 916...
October 4, 2009
ChemShow 2009 will feature a technology conference and symposium on nanoscale materials and “green” technology. Organizers say the focal point of the symposium will be bridging the gap between science, technology and commercialization. Created for the ChemShow by Innovative Research and Products (iRAP; Stamford, Conn.;, the “Nano and Green Conference &...

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