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March 15, 2008
Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/7370-578)and Novasep (Nancy, France; edlinks.che.com/7370-579) are forming an exclusive alliance to market and sell...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Purifying-glycerol_3747.html
March 15, 2008
SulphCo, Inc. (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7370-580) has signed an agreement with Pt. Isis Megah (Isis; an Indonesian oil-and-gas services company), which grants Isis an exclusive...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Sonocracking_3748.html
March 15, 2008
Henkel KGaA (Düsseldorf, Germany; edlinks.che.com/7370-581) has developed a new generation of plasticizer-free dispersion adhesives called Adhesin A 78 — a copolymer system whose formulation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Phthalate-free-glue_3749.html
March 7, 2008
Terracon Lenexa, Kansas Where to Begin? Last month’s column focused on the importance of health and safety compliance and the all the resources that were available to help businesses, particularly small ones, meet their obligations to keep their workers safe. Compliance begins with commitment and a health and safety program tailored to fit the company, to blend with its unique operations and culture...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Developing-A-Health-and-Safety-Program_3711.html
February 15, 2008
Asset management means different things to different people in the chemical process industries (CPI). Some take a holistic view in which equipment operations and maintenance, planning and scheduling and all other processing procedures fall under the asset management umbrella. Others focus solely on physical equipment and assets. To make it more diverse, asset management needs differ according to facility...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Newsfront-Making-the-Most-of-What-Youve-Got_3674.html
February 15, 2008
Hitachi Zosen Corp. (Hitz; Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7369-531) is commercializing a new membrane for a hybrid-distillation system (HDS) that is especially suitable for dehydrating ethanol and isopropanol. The HDS can produce 99.7 vol.% ethanol from ethanol-water mixtures with 10 vol.% H2O at a dehydration rate of 50 kg/m2/h/atm (at 130°C), which is more than two times higher than conventional...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-New-ceramic-membrane-system-doubles-rate-and-slashes-cost-for-dehydrating-ethanol_3682.html
February 15, 2008
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7369-532) has designed a fuel cell for powering automobiles, using nickel and cobalt for the electrodes (instead of conventional platinum and carbon), and hydrazine hydrate (N 2H4. H2O) as its fuel (instead of hydrogen). Although hydrazine is a hazardous material, the company says the hazard level is about the same as gasoline. And unlike H2, which...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-This-platinum-free-fuel-cell-runs-on-hydrazine_3683.html
February 15, 2008
Last month, Benefuel, Inc. (Mt. Prospect, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7369-533) established an exclusive global agreement with Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. (SCIL; New Delhi) whereby SCIL will manufacture proprietary solid-acid catalysts for Benefuel’s biodiesel production facilities around the world. The patent-pending catalysts — developed by Benefuel in collaboration with the National Chemical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Commercial-production-and-debut-of-a-new-solid-acid-catalyst-for-making-biodiesel_3684.html
February 15, 2008
Johnson ElectroMechanical Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.; edlinks.che.com/7369-536) in conjunction with professor Heshmat Aglan of Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Ala.; edlinks.che.com/7369-537) has received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) to further develop the firm’s solid-state heat engine technology. The device operates like a fuel cell to generate electricity by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-New-solid-state-heat-engine-cycles-H-2-through-MEA-like-a-fuel-cell_3686.html
February 15, 2008
Biotechnology samples, such as proteins, nucleic acids, biological specimens and pharmaceuticals, are typically stored frozen to extend their shelf life. However, a problem that has plagued researchers for decades is that the buffers used to maintain the pH of the samples lose their efficacy as samples are cooled. Low-temperature biophysical and bioanalytical techniques can also be affected by pH...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Maintain-pH-even-at-cyrogenic-temperatures-with-this-buffer_3687.html
February 15, 2008
Airborne contaminants can be identified within 2 – 3 s with a new sensor developed by researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Stanford University (Calif.). The researchers have founded a company, SpectraFluidics, Inc. (Santa Barbara; edlinks.che.com/7369-539) to commercialize the detector. The instrument employs free-surface microfluidics to absorb molecules directly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Sensor-uses-microfluidics-to-sniff-for-airborne-contaminants_3688.html
February 15, 2008
A team of researchers from MIT’s (Cambridge, Mass.; edlinks.che.com/7369-540) chemical and mechanical engineering departments, in association with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.), has developed oil-repellent surfaces with likely separations and safety applications for the chemical process industries. Due to the high-surface-tension of water (γlv = 72.1...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Super-oleophobic-materials-promise-revolutionary-membranes_3689.html
February 15, 2008
PCM (Paris, France; edlinks.che.com/7369-541) has introduced what is claimed to be the world’s first all-metal progressing cavity pump (PCP). PCM Vulcain is capable of pumping extremely hot (350°C) and viscous fluids, making it particularly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Pumping-hot-oil_3690.html
February 15, 2008
Valencent Products, Inc. (El Paso, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7369-544) and Global Green Solutions, Inc. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada; edlinks.che.com/7369-545) are in the final stages of commercializing their patented Vertigro process, which includes the growing and harvesting of algae, and extraction of oil from...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Algae-based-biodiesel_3692.html
February 15, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM; Decatur, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7369-547), Bayer CropScience AG (BCS; Leverkusen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/7369-548) and Daimler AG (Stuttgart, Germany) have...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-A-push-for-Jatropha_3693.html
February 15, 2008
Transfield Services Ltd. (edlinks.che.com/7369-549) and WorleyParsons Ltd. (both North Sydney, Australia; edlinks.che.com/7369-550) have been selected to construct two mobile-desalination units (MDU) for contingency use in the Brisbane River. The project is expected to provide 100-million...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chementator-Desalination-barges-based-on-reverse-osmosis_3694.html
February 15, 2008
Technical innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaics have consistently reflected the similarities between the two technologies. In fact, research groups at many universities, such as  the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.; www.umich.edu) and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.; www.usc.edu), are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Photons-to-electrons-and-vice-versa_3697.html
February 11, 2008
New York, NY - February 8, 2008 - Chemical Engineering, the world’s leading provider of the latest technology pertaining to the chemical process industries, today launched the Chemical Engineering Online Career Center. The new online feature complements the current print classified section in Chemical Engineering magazine with a robust chemical job search engine, and over 800 job postings spanning...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chemical-Engineering-Launches-Online-Career-Center-for-Expanding-Chemical-Web-Community_3658.html
January 28, 2008
1. How has globalization affected your customer base and what do you see on the horizon to meet those challenges? Many of our customers are adopting new ways of working to stay ahead in this competitive global market. Outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring and online workgroups all create a totally new business environment. In line with these developments, our corporate mission is now focused on taking...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/An-Interview-with-Martijn-Janmaat-President-and-CEO-BlueCielo-ECM-Solutions_3644.html
January 15, 2008
  At the beginning of 2008, it’s clear that global economic growth is slowing. The housing downturn has adversely affected the U.S., and the ensuing credit problems (and tightening) have spread to other nations. A key issue is whether or not the weakness has done enough damage to tip the economy toward recession. The general consensus is that it is likely that the U.S. will avoid a downturn but...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Newsfront-CPI-Capital-Spending-Outlook-for-2008-and-2009_3598.html
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