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June 15, 2008
Engineering an Answer to Poverty Chemical engineers around the world have been challenged to put their design and innovation skills to the test and help some of the planet’s poorest communities. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE;; Rugby, U.K.) is looking for individuals and teams to develop and use chemical engineering technology to support people living on less than $2/d...
June 15, 2008
North America Water Treatment and Corrosion Control In Water Systems. Professional Analytic and Consulting Services (Coraopolis, Pa.). Phone: 724-457-6576; Fax: 724-457-1214; Web: Boston, Mass. Jul. 5 – 6 Quality Assurance of Chemical Measurements. Professional Analytic and Consulting Services (Coraopolis, Pa.). Phone: 724-457-6576; Fax: 724-457-1214; Web: Boston, Mass. Jul...
April 15, 2008
North America Polyurethane Manufacturers Association (PMA) Annual Meeting. PMA (Milwaukee, Wis.). Phone: 414-431-3094; Fax: 414-276-7704; Web: San Antonio, Tex. May 4 – 6 ESTECH 2008. Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (Rolling Meadows, Ill.). Phone: 847-255-1561; Fax: 847-255-1699; Web: Bloomingdale, Ill. May 4 – 7 2008 Offshore Technology Conference...
April 15, 2008
The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition will be held from May 5 – 8 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This leading event is intended for engineers and managers who process, handle, package, transport, test and store dry particulate matter and bulk solids from many industries, including food, mining, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, plastics and...
April 15, 2008
Nominations for the 7th annual HART Plant of the Year Award are now being accepted by the HART Communication Foundation (HCF). The global award is presented annually to recognize innovative use of HART Communication in realtime industrial-process plant applications. Nominations are encouraged from all world areas and will be accepted through June 30. Nomination forms are available at
March 15, 2008
The chemical process industries (CPI) face unprecedented opportunities in the form of global growth initiatives. But with growth and globalization comes challenge, in particular with regard to securing people and knowledge resources, and in dealing effectively with increasing technology, project execution, and asset management complexity (for more, see pp. 21 – 24). Effective uptake and utilization...
March 15, 2008
This year, Interphex will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. from March 26 – 28, 2008. Interphex, the largest pharmaceutical conference and exhibition in the world, will feature cutting-edge technology in the area of life sciences, from drug development to manufacturing. Once again, this show shares a location with PlarmaMedDevice, the only comprehensive event to focus...
March 15, 2008
The 24th International Pump Users Symposium will be held from April 21 – 24 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. As a meeting organized by pump users for pump users, it provides valuable resources for engineers involved in maintenance, performance, troubleshooting, operation and purchase of pumps. Through the technical sessions, attendees can choose from a number of lectures...
March 15, 2008
July, Causes and Prevention of Packing Fires, p. 34. I thought the article was very timely and informative and appreciate being a reference for your paper. However, after reviewing the information provided regarding potassium permanganate (especially Table 1), I must provide the following constructive comments. We know of one specific refinery that has been using permanganate since 1991 with excellent...
February 15, 2008
North America Pittcon 2008. The Pittsburgh Conference (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Phone: 412-825-3220; Web: New Orleans, La. Mar. 1 – 7 SPAR 2008. Spar Point Research LLC (Danvers, Mass.). Phone: 978-774-1102; Fax: 978-774-4841; Web: Houston, Tex. Mar. 3 – 5 Conexpo-Con/AGG 2008. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (Milwaukee, Wis.). Phone: 414-272-0943; Fax: 414-272-1170...
February 15, 2008
Another corrosion-resistant material deserves a mention In the December 2007 article, The Heat Is On (pp. 24–28) I take issue with the statement next to the Pfaudler photo, “Tantalum and glass-lined steel are the two most corrosion resistant materials used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.” They are two of the most corrosion resistant materials, but our Hexoloy Sintered Alpha...
January 28, 2008
Third-quarter earnings were mixed for chemical companies listed in the CW100. Strong overseas demand in the quarter offset a weak North American market, chemical firms say. Higher oil, gas, and raw materials costs weighed on margins in the quarter, however, producers say. Dow Chemical’s net income fell 21%, to $403 million (42 cts/share), including $362 million in charges resulting from a change in...
January 28, 2008
Aker Kvaerner lands contract for copper project in Peru Meanwhile, the EPC firm is planning to change its name to Aker Solutions ASA Peru Copper Syndicate has awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals, Inc. (Tuscon, Ariz.; a $11.5-million contract for the provision of technical services for basic engineering and additional testwork for the Toromocho Project — a large copper-molybdenum...
January 28, 2008
Most executives understand the important roles that recruiting and training play in the overall health of their company’s workforce. But fewer have a good grasp of the comprehensive nature of the workforce supply chain. In particular, many companies fail to take into account the cost incurred at each link of the chain. As a result, their personnel strategies fall short and they are unable to halt the...
January 28, 2008
HOUSTON – daratechPLANT2008 – Jan. 28, 2008 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced OpenPlant, the first range of software products for the creation and management of plant infrastructure inherently based on the ISO 15926 data model – an international standard for process plant information. By enabling the next phase in software interoperability, Bentley’s OpenPlant...
January 15, 2008
Opinion on ChE Graduate Shortages Your editorial (Calling all chemical engineers, Sept., p. 5) on the subject of the lack of entrants to chemical engineering studies and careers invited readers to reply. I think that this problem will not go away until the industries desiring chemical engineers examine the source of the problem. In my opinion any high school leaver with more brains than a sausage will have...
January 15, 2008
It is likely that in your work, you have crossed paths with a person you admire for a career involving excellence in chemical engineering. If you would like to recognize this individual’s accomplishments, nominate him or her for our 2008 Award for Personal Achievement in Chemical Engineering. The aim of this award, which Chemical Engineering has offered biennially since 1968, is to honor individuals...
December 15, 2007
North America North American Environmental Field Conference & Exhibition. The Nielsen Environmental Field School, Inc. (Las Cruces, N.M.). Phone: 888-965-5026; Fax: 575-532-5978; Web: Tampa, Fla...
October 31, 2007
This week, Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. (Chem Show, New York; Booth 1018) debuts an all-thermoplastic, air-operated pinch valve with a newly designed sleeve element. With an open tubular-sleeve element to control flow, the Series HSA pinch valves provide an open flow path to eliminate dead spots...
October 31, 2007
The technology — now being demonstrated at the company’s booth with its lab-scale version (LabRAM) — generates acoustic waves via the resonant vibration of a simple, mechanically driven  agitator. At an 11:00 a.m. press conference today, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers Inc. of Butte, Montana (Booth 211) will be hosting a demonstration of its new, impeller-free mixing technology, which...
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