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April 1, 2007
The cost of producing ethanol promises to be reduced by 50% through a process being developed by TNO (Zeist, Netherlands; The reason for the dramatic cut is that ligno-cellulosic material is hydrolyzed in a single step, using concentrated sulfuric acid. In contrast, conventional hydrolysis is a two-step process in which...
January 1, 2007
    Pick the configuration needed for your dosing application The Primeroyal range of dosing pumps is said to be especially suitable for meeting the demands of the CPI thanks to their robust design based on the simple concept of a variable eccentric mechanism, which ensures optimum reliability and easy maintenance. In a recent application, the pumps were supplied in triplex format (photo) for...
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...
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...
November 1, 2006
A new primer technology for coating aluminum aircraft that uses magnesium instead of chromium has been developed by researchers at the North Dakota State University (Fargo; A...
November 1, 2006
GE Healthcare (Chalfont St. Giles, U.K.; and BAC B.V. (Naarden, Netherlands; are collaborating to develop new affinity-ligand...
October 1, 2006
    Tank vent dryers prevent damage from moisture condensation This company offers a range of tank vent dryers and adsorbents (photo) that protect valuable fluids from harmful moisture contamination. They also prevent release of toxic vapors from the tank into the atmosphere. During filling and discharging from free-breathing tanks, the tank exchanges air with the atmosphere. Air changes also...
May 1, 2006
Over the next four years, EnvoSmart Technologies B.V. (Roosendaal, Netherlands; plans to install 31 ThermoFuel systems throughout Europe for converting plastic waste into low-sulfur diesel fuel. The first six systems are to be located near Berlin, Germany, where they will produce 38 million L/yr of diesel from 42,000 m.t./yr of plastic when started up in mid 2007. Subsequent...
March 1, 2006
A heterogeneous catalyst for producing the solvent methyl isobutyl ketone has been developed by graduate student Ferry Winter, who defended his chemistry Ph.D. thesis last month at Utrecht University (Netherlands...
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
Teijin Twaron B.V. (Arnhem, Netherlands; has introduced a new rubber compound ingredient, tradenamed Sulfron 3000, which leads to a 20% improvement in rolling resistance when used in tires — resulting in a 5% reduction in fuel consumption...
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...
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