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March 21, 2008
GEA PHE Systems, Inc. (York, Pa.; www.geaphena.com) a leading international supplier of plate heat exchangers (PHE), has acquired the assets of Canadian PHE specialist ViEX, based in Newmarket near Toronto. Hence, GEA continues their successful growth path and now offers the most extensive range of brazed, gasketed and fully welded PHE. ViEX emerged from Nixon Plate Coils Ltd., founded in 1954 in Toronto...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/GEA-takes-over-Canadian-company-ViEX_3756.html
March 18, 2008
KBR (Houston, Tex.; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethanes Co. to provide the technology and basic engineering for a 360,000-m.t./yr aniline plant. Once complete, Wanhua's aniline plant will be the largest in China and the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/KBR-wins-contract-for-Chinese-aniline-plant_3753.html
March 15, 2008
On January 31, 2008, law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP held its "Nanotechnology, Law & Commerce" forum exploring "Business at One-Billionth of a Meter." A total of 18 invited speakers explored a variety of topics including the current state of nanotech R&D; public policy, politics and legal issues; the financing and underwriting of nanotech; and "nanoethics." George...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Newsfront-Forum-Makes-a-Big-Deal-about-Nanotech_3718.html
March 15, 2008
An automated and precise powder dispenser Intended for distributing resins from reservoirs into reactors, reaction blocks, and microplates, The REDI automated powder-dispensing platform (photo) is available in several configurations. These include: the REDI super, which distributes powder samples from 100 mg to 100 g with ±2% accuracy; the REDI plus, a powder pipette suited for distributing a solid...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Focus-on-Bulk-Solids-Storage-Handling-and-Packaging_3721.html
March 15, 2008
Synfuels International, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7370-561) plans to commercialize its patented gas-to-liquids (GTL) process in Kuwait through a newly formed partnership with Kuwait’s Aref Energy Holding (edlinks.che.com/7370-562). In contrast with Fischer-Tropsch technology, the process produces a high-octane gasoline blend, rather than waxy paraffins for diesel fuel. Within two years, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Methane-to-gasoline-process-nears-commercialization_3735.html
March 15, 2008
Ateam of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, Argonne, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7370-568) has developed a membrane capable of producing olefins from alkanes, and reducing wasted energy and pollutants while improving selectivity and yield. Steam cracking, or pyrolysis, has long been the widespread production method for olefins including ethylene, propylene, and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Ceramic-ethane-to-ethylene-membrane-could-replace-pyrolysis_3740.html
March 15, 2008
Flowserve Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7370-569) has introduced a new noise-attenuating valve-trim for gaseous applications, one that simultaneously lowers the device’s manufacturing costs while improving its noise reduction capabilities. Like prior noise-attenuation trim, Flowserve’s Valtek Stealth is designed to reduce the velocity at the vena contracta (the point in a fluid stream...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-This-valve-trim-combines-multiple-noise-control-mechanisms_3741.html
March 6, 2008
W. R. Grace & Co. announced plans to increase its manufacturing capacity with the expansion of its facility in Lake...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Grace-Announces-Expansion_3708.html
March 6, 2008
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that it will establish a natural gas processing design center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to better support the Southeast Asia market. "Establishing this design and operations center in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment to serving the Southeast Asia market and our numerous customers there," said Carlos A. Cabrera...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/UOP-to-establish-new-center-in-Malaysia_3709.html
February 27, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; www.dsm.com) has received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) for a technical consortium on an innovative biotechnological approach of bioproducts and biofuels. The grant will fund an extensive enzyme-development program, which will focus on finding applications in cellulose-based biorefineries for the production of bio-based products...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/DSM-receives-DOE-grant-for-biotechnology-research_3701.html
February 25, 2008
A persistent shortage of potable water in the City of Algiers, Algeria was eased today as the $250-million Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant (SWDP) was officially opened by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Jeff Garwood president and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies (Trevose, Pa.; www.ge.com/water), a unit of General Electric Company. Completed on time and on budget in 24 months, the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Africas-largest-desalination-plant-inaugurated_3681.html
February 15, 2008
A durable flowmeter for remote applications outdoors A thermal-dispersion, mass-flow sensing technology, the ST50 Flow Meter Series (photo) boasts ±1% accuracy (repeatability ±0.5%) for 2 – 24-in. line sizes and a built-in temperature compensation for reliable measurement over a 40 – 100°F temperature range. There is almost no pressure-drop, according to the firm. The ST50...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Focus-on-Flowmeters_3666.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/regions/north_america/us/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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-New-solid-state-heat-engine-cycles-H-2-through-MEA-like-a-fuel-cell_3686.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/regions/north_america/us/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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Super-oleophobic-materials-promise-revolutionary-membranes_3689.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/regions/north_america/us/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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-A-push-for-Jatropha_3693.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/regions/north_america/us/Photons-to-electrons-and-vice-versa_3697.html
February 13, 2008
PetroChina Petrochemical Co. has selected Dow’s (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology for its new 300,000-m.t./yr PP facility, and Aker Kvaerner (Oslo, Norway; www.akerkvaerner.com) will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.   The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning...
http://www.chemengonline.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-and-Aker-Kvaerner-selected-for-PP-project-in-China_3659.html
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