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June 1, 2007
Researchers at the University of Warwick (edlinks.che.com/6896-540) and Leicester University (both U.K.) have used artificial nasal mucus to significantly enhance the performance of odor-sensing devices (electronic noses), which are used for quality control in, for example, the food industry. By coating the sensors with a mix of polymers that mimics the action of the mucus in a natural nose, the electronic...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/This-runny-nose-works-better-than-a-dry-one_3271.html
June 1, 2007
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, Md.; edlinks.che.com/6896-541) invites companies to license a new non-destructive test (NDT) method for evaluating the degree of cure, variations in chemical composition and defect states in resin-based composites and metal oxides — data that is currently...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-new-NDT-for-composites_3272.html
June 1, 2007
Scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB; Spain; edlinks.che.com/6896-542), in cooperation with the Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research (CSIC), have developed an electrochemical biosensor that can detect atrazine — a widely-used herbicide...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Food-contamination-sensors_3273.html
June 1, 2007
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, edlinks.che.com/6896-543) has...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/GE-Plastics-to-Sabic_3274.html
June 1, 2007
Huntsman Corp. (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/6896-545) plans to commercialize a process for making propylene glycol (PG) from glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, and will make the product...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Propylene-glycol_3275.html
June 1, 2007
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT; Atlanta; edlinks.che.com/6896-547) and Xiamen University (China) have produced a new form of platinum: 24-faceted nanocrystals whose catalytic activity per unit area can be as much as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/More-precious-Pt_3276.html
June 1, 2007
Nova Chemicals (Pittsburgh, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/6896-548) has launched Arcel, a new foam resin that enables retailers to reduce the cube size of packaging...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-new-packaging-foam_3277.html
June 1, 2007
Lonza Group Ltd. (Basel, Switzerland; edlinks.che.com/6896-549) plans to start large-scale production of antibody drug conjugates...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Antibody-drug-pair_3278.html
June 1, 2007
Last month, Metso Automation (Helsinki, Finland; edlinks.che.com/6896-550) launched the Neles RotaryGlobe control valve, which is said to combine the best features of linear- and rotary-valve technologies into a new design. The body of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-new-control-valve_3279.html
June 1, 2007
Last Month, Bayer Innovation GmbH (Leverkusen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6896-551) started a pilot plant for producing a bioresorbable wound dressing in sufficient quantities to enable...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Wound-dressing_3280.html
June 1, 2007
The Shenhau Group (China) and the Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; edlinks.che.com/6896-552) signed a cooperative agreement last month and plan to study the feasibility for building a world-scale coal-to-chemicals complex in Shaanxi Provence, China. The study is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Dow-cooperations_3281.html
June 1, 2007
    Environmental regulations, the economy, an aging infrastructure and the always growing demand for energy are well-known factors driving the need to reshape today’s power generation industry. But how the pending changes will impact the chemical process industries (CPI) may come as a surprise. Once new technologies such as clean coal and advanced nuclear come online, end users in the CPI...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/The-Evolution-of-Power_3326.html
May 1, 2007
    A feeder for both batch and continuous operation Available in 7 models with feedrates from 1 to 550 ft3/h, the Better-Weigh Feeders (photo) are designed to provide feeding in either batch or continuous mode, depending upon the arrangement of the unit’s control electronics. In batch mode, the controller is used to control the fast (bulk) and slow (dribble) speeds of the feeder...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Solids-Processing_3156.html
May 1, 2007
When a 300,000-m.t./yr plant starts up in 2010 at Bayer’s integrated site in Shanghai, China, it will be the first world-scale application of a new process for producing toluene diisocyanate (TDI) developed by Bayer MaterialScience AG (BMS; Leverkusen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6895-531). The new process, which was described by BMS’s head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit, Peter Vanacker, at a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-new-process-for-making-TDI-slated-for-its-commercial-debut_3249.html
May 1, 2007
An integrated energy scheme that combines the generation of substitute natural gas (SNG) from coal, coproduction of biofuel and electricity and near-zero emissions of carbon dioxide, is being developed by Arizona Public Service (APS, Phoenix; edlinks.che.com/6895-532), Arizona’s largest utility, with the support of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Hydrogasification-project-aims-to-produce-clean-energy-from-coal-wind-and-biomass_3250.html
May 1, 2007
“Green” diesel fuel that can be blended with petroleum-derived diesel fuel has been produced from vegetable oil in a process developed jointly by UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/6895-533) and Eni S.p.A. (Milan, Italy). The fuel is a “premium diesel blending component” for a refinery, with a boiling range comparable to typical diesel products and a cetane number of 80...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-green-process-for-petroleum-refineries_3251.html
May 1, 2007
Biodiesel fuel is typically produced by the transesterification of vegetable oil or animal fats in a batch operation that takes about 1-1/2 h. Hydro Dynamics, Inc. (HDI; Rome, Ga.; edlinks.che.com/6895-534) claims to have cut the residence time to 2–3 s in a continuous process that uses the company’s patented...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/Shock-waves-step-up-biodiesel-fuel-production_3252.html
May 1, 2007
A new catalyst for selectively oxidizing hydrogen into hydrogen peroxide has been developed by professor Tatsumi Ishihara at the Post-Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University (Fukuoka City, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6895-535). This one-step synthesis of H2O2 is expected to be more...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-one-step-process-for-making-H2O2_3253.html
May 1, 2007
A coal-gasification reactor that resembles a metals smelter and operates in two cycles (oxidation and reduction), alternately producing hydrogen and syngas, is being developed by Diversified Energy Corp. (Gilbert, Ariz.; edlinks.che.com/6895-536) and Alchemix Corp. (Carefree, Ariz.). In the oxidation cycle (diagram, left), steam is injected into a bath of molten iron-tin alloy to form iron oxide and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/This-coal-gasification-process-produces-H2-and-CO-rich-syngas-in-separate-streams_3254.html
May 1, 2007
A simpler and more-efficient way to obtain purified terephthalic acid (PTA) has been developed by GTC Technology (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/6895-537). In conventional PTA production, p-xylene is oxidized to crude terephthalic acid (CTA), then purified by hydrogenation in an aqueous solution. Hydrogenation converts the main impurity, 4-carboxybenzaldehyde (4-CBA), to p-toluic acid, which is more readily...
http://www.chemengonline.com/news/A-better-way-to-purify-terephthalic-acid_3255.html
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