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EDITOR'S PAGE The 2018 Chopey Scholarship Since 1902, Chemical Engineering has been a leading source for… COVER STORY Maintaining Heat-Transfer-Fluid Quality Learning what can degrade heat-transfer-fluid quality can help minimize potentially… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS The Changing Face of Maintenance Data analytics, connectivity and machine learning are helping processors maintain… Urban Mining Offers Good Prospecting As the volume of discarded electronic gadgets grows, efforts are… CHEMENTATOR
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The first commercial power-to-liquids plant planned Nordic Blue Crude A/S (NBC; Porsgrunn, Norway; www.nordicbluecrude.no) intends to… Antifouling membranes for single-step desalination A filter for water purification that can replace, with a… Testing the limits of cryogenic distillation CSIRO (Perth, Australia; www.csiro.au) and the University of Western Australia… Fast-pyrolysis process recovers valuable materials from tires Each year, more than 1 billion automobile tires are replaced… Making amine-based CO2 adsorbents more stable Amine-containing solids have been investigated as promising adsorbents for CO2… Extracting lithium from waste brine without ponds The growing demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has created incentives… Chementator Briefs Forward Osmosis Last month, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC; Sarnia, Ont.;… More scalable method for membrane separations Membranes present a lower-energy alternative to distillation for the separation… An inexpensive, renewable aerogel shows promise for handling oil spills Many methods have been developed to remove spilled oil and… BUSINESS NEWS Business News for July 2018 Plant Watch Arkema to expand polyamide powder production capacity in… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT An Overview of Gas Flow Measurement Many applications require accurate flowrate measurement for air or other… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: UN Codes for Packaging Dangerous Goods Shipping and transport of chemicals require specialized packaging to mitigate… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Acrylonitrile Production from Propylene This column is based on “Acrylonitrile Production from Propylene,” a… SOLIDS PROCESSING Biosludge Drying: System Design Schemes for the Sticky Phase Drying biosludge from wastewater-treatment plants is complicated by the “sticky… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Liquid-Gas Coalescers: The Effects of Retrograde Condensation Modeling and pilot testing can minimize its impact during natural-gas… Avoid Safety Pitfalls During Plant Expansion and Modification Follow this guidance to minimize risk when adding or modifying… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Plant Security Protect plant assets from cybersecurity threats The fully integrated Claroty… NEW PRODUCTS
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Digital floor scales with a rugged design The PowerDeck digital floor scale (photo) combines this company’s Powercell… Fully integrated Venturi scrubber units Series 7000/8000 Venturi scrubbers are now available in a fully… New hose loaders feature a space-saving profile The Compact Torsion Swivel (CTS) hose loader (photo) features a… This dispersing mixer also has a proprietary planetary design The PowerMix Model PDM-10 (photo) combines high-speed dispersion with planetary… A new infrared sensor improves CO2 monitoring The Ultima X5000 gas monitor is now being offered with… New, higher-capacity pump for sand and slurry dewatering The new KB220 pump (photo) operates at flowrates up to… These couplings prevent slippage for mixers and more This company’s dual-keyed rigid couplings (photo) feature axial and annular… Production crimper with slide-bearing technology The HM 665 crimping machine (photo) offers an opening stroke… Pressure gages now equipped with calibration reminder system An automatic calibration-reminder system has been added to the XP2i…
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