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The far reach of the CPI To determine the impact of the chemical industry’s contributions to… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS A Bright Future for Quantum Dots The novel performance characteristics and tunability of quantum dots make… Distillation Column Internals: It's What's on the Inside that Counts New column internals boost efficiency and improve reliability of distillation… CHEMENTATOR
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Zeolite membranes to undergo large-scale testing for CO2 capture In late February, construction began on a test facility that… Nanostructured catalyst converts CO2 to ethanol electrochemically Reducing carbon dioxide to useful fuel molecules is a highly… Mechanochemistry performs cross-coupling reactions Palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions are one of the most powerful and… CO2 scrubber supplies raw material for oxalic acid production A novel carbon-capture project at Michigan Technical University (MTU; Houghton,… Chementator Briefs ‘Green’ steelmaking Seamlessly following the successful completion of the GrInHy… This P-recovery process is market-ready At PowTech 2019 this month (Nuremberg, Germany), Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH… A new membrane for forward osmosis Many desalination technologies have been developed, but they usually require… A new catalyst for making renewable feedstocks The compound 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) is an attractive raw material… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - April 2019 Plant Watch Asahi Kasei plans LIB separator capacity expansions March… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL U.S. Patent Rights: Think Twice Before Disclosing Your Invention These cautionary tales provide insight that can lead to best… FEATURE REPORT Field Performance Testing for Centrifugal Compressors Determining the field performance of centrifugal compressors can benefit operation… Protecting Instruments from Overpressure Overpressure in a process can damage the seals in a… Prevent Product Release with Pressure Protection Systems Closing off pressure upstream can minimize the need for pressure-relief… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Convection versus Conduction Drying in Industry Adjustment and control of moisture levels in solid materials is… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Production of Polyacrylonitrile Fibers This column is based on “Polyacrylonitrile Production – Cost Analysis,”… ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER Key Considerations for the Use of Portable Gas Detectors Recent advances in gas-monitoring technologies can greatly increase worker connectivity… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Analyzers A proportional level-output detector for pilot plants The Dynatrol CL-10GP… NEW PRODUCTS
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A comprehensive line of vacuum metrology equipment The VacTest line of vacuum measurement equipment comprises a comprehensive… Easily detect level in challenging powder materials The CL-10 G Series of level detectors (photo) are designed… A tablet makes data available, even in hazardous zones The new Tab-Ex 02 industrial tablet (photo) is ATEX/IECEx Zone… Anti-cavitation valve trim helps improve plant availability, safety The Fisher Vee-Ball rotary control valves are now available with… A new digital service to transform engineering in the CPI This company’s Advanced Modelling and Simulation (AMS) service can help… This magnetic separator is automatically cleaned Introduced at Powtech this month, the Easy Clean magnetic separator… New pumps with a patented cyclone seal chamber This company has expanded its ISO Series of process pumps… A new modular economizer heat exchanger An economizer is a type of heat exchanger that recovers… Universal control extends security to individual devices The Xage Enforcement Point (XEP) platform extends network security to… Diaphragm valves for a large biopharmaceutical plant Valves from the SISTO-C series (photo) have been ordered for… Measure roughness directly in the production process Whether a surface must be very smooth or show a… New polymer powder for 3-D printing This company has developed a new polymer powder for applications… This vacuum-tray dryer features a unique CIP system The Model E1S fixed-shelf vacuum-tray dryer (photo) has a chamber… These flow controllers support many user-created mixtures The DPC Series of precision digital mass-flow controllers for process… Remote tank-level monitoring with cellular connectivity TankScan TSU1000 (photo) is an IIoT-enabled ultrasonic tank-monitoring system with… A new digital service to optimize maintenance This company has expanded its Digital Enterprise portfolio to include… A dense-phase conveying system for sensitive products The Pulse-Flow PTA dense-phase pneumatic conveying system (photo) directs air… New options for this biogas flowmeter The Optisonic 7300 Biogas ultrasonic flowmeter (photo) for the measurement… Efficiently reduce agglomerates into particles The Model LB550 lump breaker (photo) can reduce agglomerates as… This boundary monitor now includes VOC emissions data The new Guardian2 site boundary monitor (photo) is designed to… Effective utilization of unused device data At the 2019 Hannover Messe (April 1–5), this company highlighted… Backpressure valves and pulsation dampeners combined New Fusion dampeners (photo) combine the technologies of this company’s…
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Siemens installs photovoltaic plant Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/energy) has installed a turnkey photovoltaic… Rahu and OMG ink global coatings and composites agreement OM Group, Inc. (OMG; Cleveland, Ohio; www.omgi.com) and Rahu Catalytics… Baytubes now also available in the U.S. Bayer MaterialScience (BMS; Leverkusen, Germany; www.bayermaterialscience.com) has received regulatory approval… Foster Wheeler awarded EPCM contracts for Thailand facility Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; www.fwc.com) announced today that its… BASF to increase capacity of Glissopal BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is increasing its production of… Uhde wins several contracts for aromatics plants Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.biz) has been awarded a contract… Evonik to produce catalysts in China next year Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com), has started building a… Lurgi to build an acrylic-acid plant in China Lurgi GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany; www.lurgi.com) a company of Air Liquide… Evonik & Daimler: Strategic alliance for Li-ion batteries Evonik Industries AG (Essen; www.evonik.com) and Daimler AG (Stuttgart, both… Evonik Industries builds new polymerization unit for methacrylic resins in China The expansion of worldwide production capacity for thermoplastic methacrylic resins… Ineos Technologies wins first South-American polyolefins license agreement Ineos Technologies Ltd. (Jersey, U.K.; www.ineostechnologies.com) has signed two Ineos… KBR awarded two contracts from Sasol Technology KBR (Houston, Tex.; www.kbr.com) has been awarded two contracts by… Siemens to supply steam turbine for solar thermal power plant in California Siemens Energy (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/energy) has been awarded an order… Essent & Shell take step toward low-CO2 power plant Arnhem/The Hague, 8 December 2008, Essent Business Development B.V. (Essent)… Messer delivers helium for Siemens In the coming year, Messer Group GmbH (Sulzbach, Germany; www.messergroup.com)… Alstom/PGE Elektrownia Belchatow plan Polish CCS project Alstom (www.power.alstom.com) and PGE Elektrownia Belchatow S.A. have signed a… GEA technology for the Middle East The Mechanical Separation Division of GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany;… Economic Indicators: Business News Plant Watch Wacker and Dow Corning start production at integrated… Chementator: Significantly slash investment costs with this oxidation reactor Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (Tokyo; www.m-kagaku.co.jp/index_en.htm) has developed a plate-in-frame reactor… Chementator: Nanocomposite AkzoNobel Polymer Chemicals LLC (Chigago, Ill.; www.akzonobel.com/polymer) has launched Perkalite,… Chementator: New resin technology can reduce the weight of car parts Toray Industries, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan; www.toray.co.jp) has developed a new… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL Cover Story Part 1: Heat Flux And Film Temperature In Fired, Thermal-Fluid Heaters In a fired thermal fluid heater, a thermal fluid is… Bearing Housing Protector Seals for Gearboxes Lubricant contamination in gearbox bearing housings can substantially reduce gear… Engineering Practice: Functions for Easier Curve Fitting Engineers often need to fit experimental data to an empirical… Engineering Practice: Estimating Thermal Conductivity of Hydrocarbons The thermal conductivity of hydrocarbons is an essential parameter that… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Fluid Flow Laminar Pipe Flow For steady flow in a pipe (whether…
Silica in boiler feedwater can lead to unplanned shutdowns and extra maintenance. A major Spanish fertilizer producer has switched to a METTLER TOLEDO silica analyzer. Discover the benefits of this change.
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