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A Primer on pH Measurement

Understanding the basic principles of operation and construction designs of glass membrane sensors can help in choosing the right pH sensor One of the most critical measurements in liquid chemical processing is pH. In this article, the importance of the…

AkzoNobel and Microsoft collaborating on quantum computing tech for paints and coatings sector

AkzoNobel N.S. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Microsoft have teamed up to explore how quantum computing could help fast track the development of high-performance and more sustainable paints and coatings. Scientists from both parties will co-develop what will effectively be a…

Yokogawa and JSR demonstrate 35 days of autonomous plant operation

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Tokyo) and JSR Corp. (Tokyo) announce the successful conclusion of a field test in which artificial intelligence (AI) was used to autonomously run a chemical plant for 35 days, said to be a world-first achievement. This test…

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Quantum-inspired computing technology drastically accelerates materials design

Semiconductor materials contain numerous ingredients in various mixing ratios, and high-performance materials are obtained by optimizing the formulation. However, more than 1,050 theoretical combinations of ingredients and mixing ratios need to be analyzed, so it would take more than dozens…

Emerson opens integrated manufacturing facility in Chennai

Emerson (St. Louis, Mo.) announced the opening of a new integrated manufacturing facility at Mahindra World City, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The 145,000-square-foot facility¬†will manufacture industry-leading products of the company's Automation Solutions business which provides industrial customers in India and…

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PAT Framework Provides Benefits in the CPI

Beyond product quality, process analytical technology (PAT) strategies optimize processes and efficiency in the chemical process industries The process analytical technology (PAT) initiative was started by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003 to ensure quality of product…

Connecting Research and Production Data to Deliver Chemical Innovation

Enhancing data management using LIMS software provides enhanced product-development opportunities Accurate and efficient data management is key to productive and collaborative working practices, yet recording, storing and analyzing large quantities of laboratory data can be challenging. With many laboratories using…

Toray announces plans for blockchain-supported traceability platform

Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) will collaborate with blockchain technology solutions firm Soramitsu Co., Ltd., to initiate a proof-of-concept trial during the year ending March 2023 for a blockchain-based traceability system. One key goal of the Toray Group Sustainability Vision…

2021 Connected Plant Conference Game Changers Award Winners

Behind the digital tools that make the industrial internet of things (IIOT) in the power generation and chemical process industries are people.¬†The 2021 Connected Plant Conference in Austin, Texas recognized the achievements of several individuals and companies who are fast…

Eneos and PFN achieve breakthrough in autonomous plant operation

ENEOS Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) and Preferred Networks, Inc. (PFN) announced that they have succeeded in operating a butadiene extraction unit autonomously at ENEOS Kawasaki Refinery's petrochemical plant for two consecutive days using a new artificial intelligence system. Jointly developed by…