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November 15, 2007
Last month at Weftec.07, the Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in San Diego, Nihon Genryo Co., Ltd. (Kanagawa, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-534) launched for the first time to the North American market its Saito Tank, a granular water filtration system that never requires filter media replacement. Since...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Japanese-water-treatment-filter-enters-U-S-market-boasting-no-need-to-replace-granular-filter-media-ever_3502.html
November 15, 2007
Last month at the BioProcess International Conference (Boston, Mass.; October 1–3), Novasep Process (Boothwyn, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/6901-533) launched a new technology for downstream processing of biologicals. BioSC (Biopharmaceutical Sequential Chromatography) uses a process known as sequential multi-column continuous chromatography (SMCC), which improves throughput and stationary phase productivity...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Slash-downstream-processing-costs-for-producing-biologicals-with-this-new-chromatography-technology_3503.html
November 15, 2007
Within five years, four large power plants in Europe will be outfitted — for testing at the pilot scale — with energy-efficient CO2-filtering membranes that are being developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU; Trondheim; edlinks.che.com/6901-531). Professor May-Britt Hägg, head of the membrane research group (MEMFO) at NTNU’s chemical engineering...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/This-membrane-could-reduce-the-carbon-footprint-for-combustion-power-plants_3504.html
November 15, 2007
A plasma-based waste-treatment process will be installed in Dow Corning Corp.’s silicon-products-manufacturing plant in Midland, Mich., where it will recycle chemical wastes, help lower the site’s consumption of natural gas by 400-billion Btu/yr and help reduce the plant’s total emissions by 75%. The installation will mark the first use of the technology in a chemical process plant, says...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Plasma-gasification-process-will-recycle-chlorine-wastes-and-produce-syngas_3505.html
November 15, 2007
A molecular testing method that attains a viable count of microbial organisms in as little as 4 h compared to the typical 3–14...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Microbial-testing_3506.html
November 15, 2007
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6901-543) is acquiring a 20% stake in Li-Tec Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Kamenz, Germany). With its participation in Li-Tec, Evonik...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Li-ion-batteries_3507.html
November 15, 2007
Last month, UC Rusal (Moscow, Russia; edlinks.che.com/ 6901-542) signed an agreement with the government of Russia's Saratov region for the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Metals-complex_3508.html
November 15, 2007
American Electric Power (AEP, Columbus, Ohio; edlinks.che.com/6901-541) has agreed to cut its emissions of air pollutants by 813,000 ton/yr at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Washington D.C.) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/EPA-settlement_3509.html
November 15, 2007
Global revenues for suppliers of air-pollution-control systems, services, consumables and components will reach...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Air-pollution-control_3510.html
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-537), is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-second-major-plant-for-a-new-PO-process_3511.html
November 15, 2007
A new process to produce titanium, called the TiRO process, has been developed by a team from CSIRO (Melbourne, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6901-538) through its Light Metals Flagship. The process is said to halve the cost of producing titanium metal components by: 1) Replacing the conventional Kroll-batch process with a more continuous process based on fluidized-bed (FB) technology; and 2) Using Ti’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-less-expensive-way-to-produce-titanium_3512.html
November 15, 2007
The latest issues of the J. of Separation Sci. and the J. of Colloid Interface Sci. report on a new material, nanostructured silica, which can be functionalized to extract heavy metals (HMs), such as mercury, lead, cadmium and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Extracting-HMs_3513.html
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Solar-cells_3514.html
November 7, 2007
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts. The appendix contains a list of chemicals that, if possessed by a facility in a specified quantity, trigger a requirement to complete and submit an easy-to-use, online consequence assessment tool called a Top-Screen...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/U-S-DHS-Publishes-Chemicals-of-Interest-List-for-Anti-Terrorism-Standards_3463.html
November 7, 2007
Total chemical-deal value for the first three quarters of 2007 exceeded total deal value for all of 2006 ($88 billion versus $51 billion, respectively), says a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers entitled Chemical Compounds. The quarterly report on the state of transactions in the global chemicals industry cites that deal volume has been consistently high through the first three quarters of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/New-study-Volume-of-2007-chemical-business-deals-likely-to-surpass-2006-levels_3465.html
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...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Resodyn-to-Unveil-Entirely-New-Mixing-Technology-at-Chem-Show_3437.html
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/The-economic-outlook-2008-and-beyond_3439.html
October 31, 2007
The winner of the 39th Kirpatrick Award is Axens Group Technologies. Pictured here at the award ceremony are (left to right) Charles Cameron, Director, Business Development (Axens); Manual Herrera, Principal Process Engineer (Axens); Rebekkah Marshall, Editor-in-Chief (CE); Nella Veldran, Publisher (CE); James MacArthur, Vice President, Engineering (Axens); J.L. Ross, Technology Manager (Axens) At Monday...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Kirkpatrick-Award-Gala-Honors-Chemical-Engineering-Champions_3440.html
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new che.com site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Chemical-Processing-Industry-Information-Now-More-Accessible_3400.html
October 1, 2007
Genencor, the enzymes division of Danisco A/S (Copenhagen; edlinks.che.com/6900-544) and DONG Energy (Fredericia, both Denmark) are collaborating to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Bioethanol_3372.html
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