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Leadership of Project Teams

    What skills are required to effectively lead a project team? Leadership is different from management, requires different knowledge, a different skill set, and accomplishes a different purpose. Management deals with the present; leadership deals with the future. Management…

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Assess Your Plant’s True Water-Savings Potential

    For companies in the chemical process industries, water is an indispensable utility. But the growing scarcity of quality industrial water, combined with stricter environmental regulations and the rising cost of wastewater treatment, have encouraged the conservation of water…

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A new business unit for UOP

Last month, UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6519-544) established a new business unit — Renewable Energy and Chemicals — dedicated to introducing new technology for processing renewable energy sources in existing or new petroleum refineries around the world. The new…

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    NORTH AMERICA North America and the Carbon Markets. Point Carbon (Washington, D.C.). Phone: 202-349-1120; Web: pointcarbon.com 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: reg@chemweek.com…

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    NORTH AMERICA North America and the Carbon Markets. Point Carbon (Washington, D.C.). Phone: 202-349-1120; Web: pointcarbon.com 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: reg@chemweek.com…

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Uhde to build the world’s first integrated facility to make biodiesel and fattyalcohols

Last month, Thai Oleochemicals Company Ltd. (TOL; Bangkok, Thailand) and Thai Fatty Alcohols Company Ltd. signed a contract with Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6518-531) for the construction of an integrated plant for making 200,000 m.t./yr of methyl ester, 100,000 m.t./yr…

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Gasification

Last month, China’s third largest oil company, CNOOC, and Choren Industries GmbH (Freiberg, Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6518-548) launched a new joint venture — Choren-CNOOC Beijing Gasification Engineering Technology Co. Ltd. (edlinks.chemengonline.com/6518-549) — to market technologies for gasifying solid feedstock, such as coal…

Putting color into a salute

  Once a year, a hundred or so upper-echelon managers of U.S. chemical-process companies go through a long-standing ritual: as they dress up for an annual award dinner sponsored by the American Section of the Soc. of Chemical Industry (SCI)…

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Heuristics Rules for Process Equipment

    Provided that they are updated when appropriate to keep them relevant, time-tested heuristics rules based upon experience, also referred to as rules of thumb, can be useful for the design, specifying and operation of several kinds of equipment…

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HF effluent treatment

Last month, BOC Edwards (Wilmington, Mass.; edlinks.chemengonline.com/6517-549) completed installations of its new ERIX wastewaster treatment system at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, of the University of Albany's Albany NanoTech complex (N.Y.). The installation is a development step towards…