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May 1, 2009
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) member companies support action to lower the country’s carbon and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% from current levels by 2050. And we want to do so in a way that softens electricity price increases for families and our energy-intensive customers, such as chemical manufacturers. A critical factor for achieving this goal within a federal cap-and-trade program...
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
North America Residuals and Biosolids 2009. Water Environment Federation Specialty Conferences (Alexandria, Va.). Phone: 703-684-2400, ext. 7739; Web: Portland, Ore. May 3 – 6 22nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. American Filtration and Separations Society (Richfield, Minn.). Phone: 612-861-1277; Fax: 612-861-7959; Web: Bloomington, Minn. May 4 –...
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...
April 1, 2009
The Hydraulic Institute (HI; Parsippany, N.J.;, under the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI; Washington, D.C.;, is seeking qualified individuals in North America to participate in the review process for the draft of two updated standards: ANSI/HI 4.1-4.6, Sealless Rotary Pumps for Nomenclature, Definitions, Application, Operation and Test. This...
March 1, 2009
Bringing recognition to the value of the chemical engineering profession and striving to continually advance it have been goals for this magazine since its founding more than 106 years ago. To help cultivate new talent, CE established the annual Chopey Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Excellence in memory of Nicholas (Nick) P. Chopey, our former Editor In Chief. Nick carried many torches at CE...
February 19, 2009
Wireless: Small Investments Quick Returns Wednesday, February 25th Hilton Americas - Houston, TX 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM Room: Lanier Ballroom C In response to the current economic climate, in which operating companies are trying to cut costs and improve revenues in order to cope with over capacity and a slow down in demand, daratechPLANT 2009 has teamed up with Chemical Engineering to provide an afternoon short...
February 12, 2009
November 2008, Bringing the corrosion resistance of tantalum to off-the-shelf...
February 1, 2009
The world’s largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition, Interphex, will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York from March 17 – 19, 2009. On the show floor, attendees will find equipment and solutions for drug manufacturing, from process development to market delivery. Interphex has organized the exhibitor list of nearly 800 companies into four major segments...
February 1, 2009
The Rubber division of the American Chemical Society ( is now accepting online abstract submissions for the 176th technical meeting being held during the Rubber Expo, October 13 – 15, 2009, Pittsburgh...
January 1, 2009
Many of you know of a company — perhaps your own employer — that has recently commercialized an innovative process, product, or other chemical-engineering development. If so, we would like to hear from you. Nominations are open for this magazine’s 2009 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award. We aim to honor the most-noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized...
December 1, 2008
North America ProMat 2009. Material Handling Industry of America. (Charlotte, N.C.). Phone: 704-676-1190; Fax: 704-676-1199; Web: Chicago, Ill. Jan. 12 – 15 1st Fertilizer Latino Americano Conference & Exhibition 2009. FMB Consultants Ltd. (Hampton Hill, U.K.). Phone: +44 20 8979 7866; Fax: +44 20 8979 4573; Web: Panama City, Panama Jan. 18 – 20 REACH USA...
December 1, 2008
In nearly every issue of this magazine, a majority of the content focuses on the roles that technologies — and the companies that supply them — play in the chemical process industries (CPI). Indeed, products and services bond the CPI together, but the strength of that bond depends unequivocally on people. That is why once every-other December, we turn our focus inside out and recognize the...
December 1, 2008
The winners are Brian W. S. Kolthammer, Research Fellow at The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; and Shyam Lakshmanan, group general manager at See Sen Chemical Bhd & Malay-Sino Chemical Industries Sdn Bhd (Perak, Malaysia; Their careers are summarized here. For more on the award and its history, click here. Brian W. S. Kolthammer With 33 U.S. patents and numerous...
November 1, 2008
Dreyfus Foundation Establishes $250,000 Prize for Chemical Science The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the establishment of the Dreyfus Prize in the chemical sciences to recognize an individual for exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in a major way. The biennial prize of $250,000 is one of the largest awards dedicated to the chemical...
October 15, 2008
North America Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008. Pointwise (Fort Worth, Tex.). Phone: 817-377-2807; Fax: 817-377-2799; Web: Fort Worth, Tex. Nov. 5 – 6 Pack Expo International. PMMI (Arlington, Va.). Phone: 703-243-8555; Fax: 703-243-8556; Web: Chicago, Ill. Nov. 9 – 13 21st Annual Bioprocess Technology Seminars and Exhibition. ASME Continuing Education...
October 15, 2008
Webinar: Heat Transfer Optimum Performance in Thermal Fluid Heating Systems: The importance of heat flux and film temperature Date: November 6, 2008 | Time: 11am EST In circulating thermal-fluid heating systems, the rate of heat transfer is typically controlled to maintain a desired outlet-temperature setpoint of the fluid. However, it is the temperature of the fluid film in contact with the heater walls...
September 15, 2008
2008 Perkin Medal Honors a Pioneer in CFC and HCFC Aternatives On the 18th of this month, the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI; London; awards its 2008 Perkin Medal to Dr. Ian Shankland, director of technology for Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business (Morristown, N.J.; The Perkin Medal is one of the most prestigious honors given in the chemical industry and is...
August 15, 2008
  North America 37th Turbomachinery Symposium. The Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M University (College Station, Tx.). Phone: 979-845-7417; Fax: 979-845-1835; Web: Houston, Tx. Sept. 8 – 11 LogiChem 2008. Worldwide Business Research (New York, N.Y.). Phone: 888-482-6012; Fax: 646-200-7535; Web: Atlanta, Ga. Sept. 23 – 24 Infrastructure...
August 15, 2008
Receivers in Compressed Air Systems June, Cover Story Part 2, Compressed Air: Your Most Expensive Utility, pp. 39 – 43: This is a very good article. I want to add a thought about the current practice of specifying receivers. When the majority of compressors sold and used were reciprocating compressors, receivers were provided as part of the system to act as a muffler, a point for water separation...
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