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The Ten Most Common Laboratory Ventilation Mistakes

A laboratory ventilation system that does not work effectively may not keep personnel safe and can produce significant adverse impacts on operations Laboratory personnel treat their ventilation systems as a given. They expect them to be designed right, to always…

CE Podcast: Plastics recycling with INEOS Styrolution’s Ricardo Cuetos

On this episode of the Chemical Engineering Podcast, our guest is Ricardo Cuetos, the vice president for Sales, Americas and Sustainability at INEOS Styrolution America. The conversation with Ricardo revolves around the challenges and progress of plastics recycling, and how…

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Cybersecurity Threats Prompt Proactive Approach

An evolving threat landscape for plant security is attracting more attention to the development of operational technology (OT)-specific cybersecurity programs, underlining the importance of collaboration and blurring the line between cyber- and physical security Cybersecurity threats against critical infrastructure sites,…

Recently published books for the CPI: January 2024

The following is a selection of recently published books with potential relevance to various parts of the chemical process industries (CPI).  Process Design for Cryogenics. By Alexander Alekseev, Wiley-VCH Publishing, 2024, 384 pages, $160.00. Handbook of Construction Management for Instrumentation…

Q&A with CISA Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Lead Matt Rogers

Editor's note: The following responses were provided by Matthew Rogers, the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Lead at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA; www.cisa.gov), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov). The statements were provided in response…

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The Chemical Regulatory Landscape: Navigating Compliance Challenges

Achieving regulatory compliance is often viewed as overly complicated or restrictive, but a good understanding of the current regulatory landscape can help fuel business growth and efficiency When talking about modern manufacturing, few sectors experience as much regulatory scrutiny as…

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An Overview of Non-Combustion Clean Air Technologies

Selecting an effective system for controlling air pollution can help to achieve balance between environmental stewardship and industrial productivity Air pollution is an ongoing worldwide concern that impacts people and ecosystems across the globe. The emission of pollutants like particulate…

Recently Published Books for the CPI: November 2023

The following is a selection of recently published books with relevance to parts of the chemical process industries (CPI) Integrated Process Modeling, Advanced Control and Data Analytics for Optimizing Polyolefin Manufacturing. By Y.A. Liu and Niket Sharma, Wiley-VCH Publishing, 2023,…

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Slurry-processing system produces dry solids, aqueous NH3 in a single step

A new technology designed for improving the environmental footprint associated with processing liquid waste streams containing suspended or dissolved solids has been developed by Sedron Technologies (Sedro-Wooley, Wash.; www. sedron.com) and tradenamed Varcor. The technology separates, dries and sterilizes solid…

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Commercial Progress on Turquoise Hydrogen

Producing hydrogen via methane pyrolysis – termed ‘turquoise hydrogen’ – has thus far received less attention than ‘blue’ and ‘green’ H2, but it may offer advantages over both While the vast majority of current hydrogen production occurs by steam reforming…