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February 1, 2006
Last month, Aspen Technology, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.; launched its new generation of applications for the design, rating and simulation of heat exchangers: Aspen Tasc+, for shell-and-tube heat...
February 1, 2006
Last month, British Nuclear Fuels Plc. (BNFL; Daresbury, U.K.; announced plans to sell Westinghouse Electric Co...
February 1, 2006
After more than ten years of planning, WMPI Pty, LLC (Gilberton, Pa.; is in the final licensing negotiations with contractors for constructing the first major coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant in the U.S. The plant, to be located near Gilberton, will process (reclaim) 1.4 million tons/d of waste coal (anthracite culm, containing 40wt.% ash), which has accumulated after centuries of coal...
February 1, 2006
Last month, Rentech, Inc. (Denver, Co.; signed its first domestic license agreement with DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC (Houston, Tex.; for the use of Rentech’s patented F-T CTL technology (CE, May 2004, p. 23). At the same time, DKRW’s subsidiary, Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC...
February 1, 2006
Last month, Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.; launched the 1200 Series liquid chromatography (LC) system, replacing its predecessor, the 1100 Series LC. With more than 60 instrument modules available, the...
February 1, 2006
Large tracts of land that have been used for military training, especially in the U.S., are contaminated with RDX— a widely used explosive that is both toxic and carcinogenic. Although bacteria have been isolated that can biodegrade the RDX, the degredation rates are too slow, allowing the RDX to leatch...
February 1, 2006
    Groundwater, surface wa-ter, wastewater, drinking water: it’s all essentially the same stuff. Whichever stage of the water cycle you care to look at, chemical engineers are to be found — either trying to stop water from becoming polluted in the first place, or cleaning up afterwards.   Cleaning up outdoors Many water purification processes rely on naturally occurring...
January 1, 2006
Measure more than pH with this non-glass meter This multiparameter meter measures pH, temperature, conductivity, total dissolved solids and salinity. Featuring a stainless steel pH probe and solid-state conductivity electrode, the IQ170 (photo, far left) is NEMA4X rated and can withstand harsh conditions says the manufacturer. — IQScientific Instruments, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif...
January 1, 2006
Total Petrochemicals (Brussels; and UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; plan to construct at Total Petrochemicals site in Feluy, Belgium, a demonstration plant consisting of a UOP/Hydro methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process integrated with a Total Petrochemicals/UOP Olefin Cracking process (OCP) unit. This will be the first time these two processes have been...
January 1, 2006
This month, the first field tests will be conducted on a pilot plant, developed by WOW Energy, Inc. (Sugar Land, Tex.;, to remove mercury, oxides of sulfur (SOx) and nitrogen (NOx), particulates, heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the fluegas (FG) of power plants and other industrial facilities. The 2,500-ft3/min pilot unit, constructed with a $1.6-million...
January 1, 2006
WOW Energy (see item above) has also developed a patented process that uses commercial, off-the shelf components to reduce the FG temperature to near ambient, while converting the extracted thermal energy into electricity. The cascading closed-loop cycle (CCLC) does this by using a hydrocarbon (propane) working...
January 1, 2006
Emerson Process Management (St. Louis, Mo.; has introduced CSI 4500 Machinery Health Monitor application that provides live, continuous monitoring of turbines...
January 1, 2006
Du Pont (Wilmington, Del.; and the city of Dongying, China, have reached an agreement for constructing a...
January 1, 2006
Arkema, Inc. (formerly Atofina Chemicals, Inc.; King of Prussia, Pa.; has commercialized a patented technology, based on nitroxide compounds, which can be used to control free-radical polymerization reactions. Each alkoxyamine of the...
January 1, 2006
Reader feedback tells us that maintaining process-plant safety is an area of perennial concern. That, doubtless, explains why Carolyn Merritt, chair and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington, D.C.), drew a large audience during her keynote address at the Chem Show in New York two months ago. For attendees of that Show who heard her, or who read...
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