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June 15, 2008
In Poorly Lubricated Conditions, Try this Diamond Seal... Over 50% of pump lifecycle costs result from energy and maintenance; and applying the low-wear and low-friction attributes of diamond to mechanical seals can yield significant energy savings for fluid pumps. Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) seals provide the benefits of diamond at expenses comparable to silicon-carbide (SiC) face seals. In tests...
June 9, 2008
Alfa Laval (Lund, Sweden; has received an order for the Packinox plate heat exchanger from a petrochemical company in China. The order value is about SEK 60 million, and delivery...
May 13, 2008
Hägglunds Drives AB (Mellansel, Sweden; has signed an agreement to acquire the operations of the U.S. company Rineer Hydraulics Inc. for approx. $23 million. The acquisition will strengthen Hägglunds Drives’ product offering and position on the North...
April 16, 2008
Dragon Mining Sweden AB (Storuman) has purchased the CyPlus CCS Cyanide Control System from CyPlus GmbH — a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; — for its Svartliden operation in Sweden. “Working closely with Svartliden’s personnel, the CyPlus unit was successfully commissioned on site and operators have been trained to use CyPlus...
April 10, 2008
MIP Technologies AB (Lund, Sweden; and Supelco, a division of the Sigma-Aldrich Group (, announced today the launch of a new SupelMIP application for the selective extraction of chloramphenicol (CAP) from shrimp using SupelMIP SPE-chloramphenicol cartridges. CAP is a broad spectrum antibiotic that has been determined as a probable causative agent of aplastic...
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.; and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.;, are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
January 15, 2008
Less "Balling" of Dry Powder with This Mixer Outfitted with three independent agitators, the Triple Action Disperser promises a low energy and fast method for mixing high-quality dry powders into liquid dispersions. Its design allows for a controllable vortex and powder wetting, preventing the "balling" typical of powders on liquid surfaces. The disperser is available in 350 to 20,000 L...
November 12, 2007
Outotec Oyj ( has been awarded a contract by Boliden for the supply of a complete flotation circuit for Aitik mine's copper ore project in Sweden. Earlier this year Boliden has ordered engineering services from Outotec for the...
April 1, 2007
    Get a charge from this dust monitor The new TÜV-approved, dust-concentration measurement systems S303 and S305 (photo) are designed for qualitative and quantitative determination of dust emissions from dry fluegases. The triboelectric effect is used as a basis for the measurement: particles come in contact with a conducting surface causing a charge transfer between the particle and the...
April 1, 2007
A fungus that is said to be more effective than baker's yeast for the conversion of waste to ethanol has been discovered by researchers at Boras University College (Sweden; The fungus, a saprophyte (of the zygomycetes...
November 1, 2006
    Measure thermal images with one hand The LAND Guide M3 thermal imager (photo) enables plant engineers to operate more efficiently and productively in their day-to-day preventive maintenance duties. The palm-held design offers finger-tip controls, high-quality thermal images (with provision for voice annotation), on-board image processing, a 100-image memory capacity and USB connectivity. With...
November 1, 2006
MPI Technologies AB (Lund, Sweden; is expanding its production capabilities for making molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) so that batch quantities of 3–5...
June 1, 2006
Alfa Laval AB (Lund, Sweden; has developed a new reactor system, called Alfa Laval Plate Reactors (trademarked as ART), which combines the high-heat-transfer capabilities of plate heat exchangers with the efficient mixing and reaction control typical of microreactors into a single unit. Because of the high heat and mass transfer achieved in the system, the working inventory of...
June 1, 2006
Although many new biodiesel plants are sprouting up around the world, Perstorp Oxo AB’s (Stenungsund Sweden) 160,000 m.t./yr rapeseed-methyl-esters (RME) facility, now under construction at Stenungsund, will be the first to have a reactor made from...
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...
February 1, 2006
Biotage AB (Uppsala, Sweden; has signed two agreements with Reaxa Ltd. (Manchester, U.K.; to develop and market new catalyst packages for development of fine chemicals. The first agreement is to develop an...
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...

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