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December 1, 2011
Kalocer high-alumina ceramic mosaics can line a variety of plant components quickly and easily. Kalocer mosaics come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including square and...
December 1, 2011
Modernizing the world’s power grids represents a key infrastructure goal for economic growth. Large-scale, energy-storage technologies offer the opportunity to optimize the efficiency of the next-generation power grid and extend its capabilities. Renewed attention on energy storage systems for the grid has given rise to a host of emerging technologies aimed at more effectively transmitting...
November 1, 2011
In today’s climate of increased energy prices and tightening environmental emissions requirements, petrochemicals producers around the world are continuing to focus on optimizing energy consumption at their facilities. Over the past few years, while energy prices have been increasing, petroleum refiners and chemicals producers have made progress toward improved, overall energy performance by...
November 1, 2011
Pinch analysis is a systematic method to maximize energy recovery from process streams entering and exiting process equipment. Using this method, the minimum thermodynamic requirements for hot and cold utilities can be calculated for a process. This is useful to determine areas where savings can be realized and where savings are not available. It is a method that can be used during the design of a process...
November 1, 2011
The HGA-S-CX1300 system is an innovative high-temperature steam-generation device that instantly produces high-quality superheated steam at 1 atm pressure. Maximum steam temperatures of...
October 4, 2011
The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich.; and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Ill.; have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies. Dow and Argonne will be collaborating on several new materials...
October 1, 2011
A well-operated steam generator can save money. In a steam-driven turbine system, water is heated in the steam generator to produce high-temperature, high-pressure steam. Steam is then expanded in a turbine to produce electricity from a generator. Turbine steam is condensed back into water in the condenser. A pump then returns the water to the steam generator. Engine thermodynamics Theoretically, the most...
October 1, 2011
Velocys Inc. (Plain City, Ohio;, a part of the Oxford Catalyst Group (Abingdon, U.K.;, has been awarded the Kirkpatrick Award for Chemical Engineering Achievement from Chemical Engineering. The company’s winning technology features microchannel reactors for producing synthetic fuels. The award was announced at a reception September 12 in Houston. The...
October 1, 2011
Thermosiphon reboilers are the new standard in petroleum refineries and chemical plants. Nevertheless, approximately 50% of the world’s reboilers are kettles. In the realm of heat transfer, kettle reboilers have not been understood well. Last month, at ChemInnovations, however, Pete Parker, FRI’s president and my supervisor, cracked the knowledge barrier with insight from nothing other than...
October 1, 2011
At the 2nd Annual ChemInnovations Conference and Expo (Houston; September 13–15), Hemi-O Technologies LLC (Corpus Christi, Tex.; introduced its patent-pending technology that enables external access to individual tubes in a heat exchanger while the exchanger is in service and operating at full capacity. The so-called Hemi-O (heat exchanger maintenance and inspection...
September 28, 2011
Yesterday, U.S. District Court judge Paul Friedman denied a legal motion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.; that would have prevented environmental groups from challenging EPA's stay of proposed changes to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers. While the decision was procedural, it suggests to ACC that the stay is...
September 27, 2011
Codexis, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.; and Raizen Energia S.A. (Sao Paulo, Brazil; have signed a joint development agreement to develop an improved first-generation ethanol process with enhanced performance economics. Raizen is a joint venture between Shell and Cosan, and is Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer. Under the terms of the agreement, Raizen and Codexis will...
August 1, 2011
Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA;Washington, D.C.; proposed new emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emitted by industrial boilers and solid-waste incinerators (CISWI) based on the performance of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The so-called “boiler MACT” final rules were signed by the EPA Administrator on February 21...
August 1, 2011
The CSF Steam Water Mixer reliably and safely delivers hot water at the required temperature for cleaning or wash-down applications, especially those in the food and...
August 1, 2011
The GEASkid version of the NT Series is a plate heat exchanger (PHE) module with permanent standby function, comprising two completely independent PHEs designed to eliminate machine downtimes caused by maintenance. The GEASkid was developed...
August 1, 2011
A well designed and operated heat-transfer-fluid system is a key feature of a safe, reliable and cost-effective heating design. However, problems can arise if the heat-transfer fluid becomes heavily degraded or the system is allowed to accumulate solids and other process contaminants. These problems include the following: • Reduced heat-transfer rates • Diminished fuel efficiency • Flow...
July 1, 2011
To make the modern materials we use every day, such as plastics, metals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, fuels and so on, strong acids are used to convert the earth’s raw materials into modern materials. In fact, so many tons of acid are used (200 million metric tones of sulfuric acid annually worldwide) that the gross domestic product (GDP) of most industrial nations are directly correlated to...
July 1, 2011
The VD and VDL drying ovens can dry samples completely without residues, scaling or oxidation, thanks to an innovative control concept. The temperature is controlled over the entire range...
July 1, 2011
This high-frequency crucible furnace with vacuum is suitable for induction melting of metals and metal alloys, for heat treatment and for sintering of oxide...
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