Archives :: Regions :: North Asia :: Japan

Displaying 41 - 46 of 46 stories.
March 1, 2006
Toshishige M. Suzuki and his colleagues at the Tohoku Center of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST; Sendai, Japan; has developed a new analytical test strip that can quickly detect parts-per-billion (ppb) concentrations of heavy metal ions in water. Up to now, existing test strips for metal ions have not been sensitive enough to detect ppb...
February 1, 2006
Last month, British Nuclear Fuels Plc. (BNFL; Daresbury, U.K.; announced plans to sell Westinghouse Electric Co...
February 1, 2006
A single-step process for making phenol from benzene and carbon monoxide has been developed by Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Tokyo; with cooperation from Yasutaka Ishii, professor of applied chemistry at Kansai University (Osaka, Japan; Other attempts to make phenol directly, such as the reaction of benzene with hydrogen and oxygen over a...
January 1, 2006
Using lithium metal as the anode of secondary Li-ion batteries would double the energy density of conventional batteries, which use anodes based on carbon. However, Li-based anodes suffer from the problem of dendrite crystal formation during the charge and discharge cycles of the battery. The needlelike projections of these dendrite crystals can result in short...
January 1, 2006
Ultrasound Brewery Co. (Naruto, Japan; has developed a process that separates the water from dilute solutions of alcohol to achieve 99.5%, without using conventional evaporation or distillation. The company has tested the process in a pilot plant that produces 600–700 L/d of 99.5% ethanol from a 10–15% solution. The process, which combines irradiation with ultrasound...
January 1, 2006
A prototype of what is called the world’s fastest, wide-ranging hydrogen gas sensor has been constructed by a team of researchers, led by Professor Kazushi Yamanaka at the Dept. of Materials Processing, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan;, together with Toppan Printing Co. and Yamatake Corp. (both Tokyo) and support from Ball Semiconductor Inc., (Allen, Tex.). The sensor...
Pages: « Previous  1 2 [3]

Get more from
Get email updates in your inbox


Subscribe to:
Chemical Engineering Magazine

Chemical Engineering Magazine and Archives

Plant Cost Index

Join us on... Twitter LinkedIn

LinkedIn Groups

Our LinkedIn group is now over 30,000 members strong!

  1. Join other CPI professionals from all over the globe and share best practices, expertise, concerns and more.
  2. Provide feedback to Chemical Engineering Editors

Current members represent Worley Parsons, DuPont, SABIC, Fluor, Air Products, LyondellBasell, Nalco, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, BASF, Jacobs Engineering, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and more.

Join Now

We also offer the following subgroup for more targeted discussions:

Search the Buyers' Guide

Plant Cost Index

Facts at Your Fingertips (archive)

Ask the Experts

Back Issues
To access this area, please log in or create an account.
Forgot your password?
Request it now.
Live chat by BoldChat