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January 1, 2007
    It’s a very exciting time for computational chemistry, said Gerhard Engel, senior director of R&D, accelrys Ltd. (Cambridge, England) in his opening address to delegates of the European Science Forum last month in Heidelberg, Germany. This comment was echoed throughout the day by the wide range of applications benefiting from complex-computer simulations described in three...
January 1, 2007
A process that can enrich highly contaminated natural gas has been developed at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands;, with support from the Royal Shell/Dutch Group. The device shows promise as a way to utilize the large quantities of natural gas that is currently unusable because of high concentrations of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Existing technology, such...
January 1, 2007
For a biological denitrification process that selectively converts ammonia into nitrogen gas, Paques B.V. (Balk, Netherlands; was among the winners of the EEP environmental award, which was presented at Pollutec 2006 (Lyon, France; 28 November–December 1). Developed in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and the University of Nijmegen (both Netherlands), the...
January 1, 2007
Last month, after just two years, Maaike Kroon completed her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands; for developing a sustainable and inexpensive production process that enables reaction and separation operations to be performed in the same vessel. The process takes advantage of the unique properties of ionic liquids (ILs) and supercritical carbon dioxide by...
January 1, 2007
    A wake-up call for plant maintenance The new Simatic Teleservice Adaptor IE (photo) facilitates cost-effective remote maintenance of machinery and plants. In acute service cases or emergencies, an email can be sent via the device. The engineer then scans the plant status via remote connection and carries out modifications. A new version of the adapter with Industrial-Ethernet interface has...
January 1, 2007
Two specimens made from Basell Corp.’s Hostalene GM5010 high-density polyethylene (HDPE) that were installed in October 1956 are still in service, according to Ulrich Schulte, head of the application and technical service for Basell’s Pipe...
January 1, 2007
Datang International Power Generation Co. Ltd. and Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (SNCG; both China) have awarded a contract in excess of €100 million to Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany...
January 1, 2007
Samson AG (Frankfurt, Germany; has started to implement the Vigilant Integration Partners (VIP) initiative, having entered a formal cooperation agreement with Yokogawa...
December 1, 2006
DNV Software (Oslo, Norway; and The SimSci-Esscor unit of Invensys (Lake Forest, Calif.; have developed a link between the former’s Phastfx flammable-effects-software module and the latter’s...
December 1, 2006
A five-year research project to study the long-term potential for carbon-capture and storage (CCS) technology has been launched by the European Commission’s Director General for Research (Brussels). The so-called CO₂ReMoVe project (for Research on CO₂ Monitoring and Verification) will study the injection of CO₂ at oil-and-gas field operations in the North Sea Sleipner and Snohvit...
December 1, 2006
    Use this bench unit for hydrostatic testing of hoses The new Hose Test Bench (photo) can be used for hydrostatic testing of hoses from pressures of 100 to 10,000 psi. The test bench is equipped with three Maximator air-driven liquid pumps for operation at 100–400, 400–3,000 and 2,000–10,000 psi, and a circular chart recorder, having three pressure ranges, records the results...
December 1, 2006
    A fieldbus calibrator is now available Up to now, calibrating fieldbus transmitters has been time consuming and complicated, typically requiring two persons and a fieldbus system that is in operational use. With the launch of the MC5 Fieldbus Calibrator (photo), only one person is required to calibrate fieldbus transmitters, and the unit automatically documents the results. The MC5 is a...
December 1, 2006
Excelsyn Molecular Development (Holywell, U.K.; has made a “major” advance in its development of improved technology to produce the unnatural amino acid tert-L-leucine (tert-butyl glycine; TBG) — a precursor for synthesizing...
December 1, 2006
    NORTH AMERICA North America and the Carbon Markets. Point Carbon (Washington, D.C.). Phone: 202-349-1120; Web: Washington, D.C. Jan. 17–18   12th Annual Transportation & Distribution Conference. Chemical Week (New York, N.Y.). Phone: 212-621-4978; Fax: 212-621-4970; Email: Palm Coast, Fla. Jan. 23–25   DaratechPlant 2007. Daratech...
December 1, 2006
Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Coal Mining Co. Ltd. (China) has contracted Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; to engineer and supply a methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) plant. The unit will be part of a pilot-scale complex being constructed at Jincheng, Shanxi Provence — about 600 km southwest of Beijing — that includes a fluidized-bed...
December 1, 2006
Since 2002, the need for electronics-grade phosphoric acid as an etching agent for semiconductors in flat screens (liquid-crystal displays) has increased five fold, according to Thierry Vassalo, general manager at Febex...
December 1, 2006
Surfaces treated with Top on Top — a new surface refinement technology developed by Degussa AG (Düsseldorf, Germany; — are easy to clean and...
December 1, 2006
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has commercialized specialty amino-acid salt formulations that are specially designed for the purification of highly aggressive gas streams at petroleum refineries...
December 1, 2006
At Glasstec 2006 (Düsseldorf, Germany; October 24–28), the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC; Würzburg, Germany...
November 1, 2006
Researchers from the Center for Synthesis and Chemical Biology (CSCB; Dublin; have developed an ultrathin, nanoporous membrane that can separate carbon dioxide from nitrogen at 600°C; up to now, no...
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