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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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Diamond lubricant cuts friction and increases equipment life The lifetime of steel bearings can be extended by up… Making fine particles of inhalable drugs A team from the School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering,… Cellulose-to-aromatics process simplifies BTX production A single-step method to convert cellulosic biomass into aromatic compounds… Biobased succinic acid pilot effort underway Pilot-scale production of biobased succinic acid from dextrose has been… Green honors In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agancy (EPA; Washington, D.C.;… An alternative to chlor-alkali Earlier this year, NSR Technologies (Decatur, Ill.; www.nsr-tech.com) commercialized its… Making SunCatchers instead of cars Stirling Energy Systems (SES; Phoenix, Ariz.; www.stirlingenergy.com) and Tessera Solar… Capacity to double for an oil-shale process Outotec GmbH (Oberursel, Germany), a 100% daughter company of Outotec… A replacement for Cr+6 Aculon, Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; www.aculon.com) has developed a formulation… Chementator briefs for August Bioplastics DSM Engineering Plastics (Sittard, Netherlands; www.dsm.com) has introduced EcoPaXX,… A silver-based antimicrobial Pure Bioscience (El Cajon, Calif.; www.purebio.com) has developed silver dihydrogen… Scaleup for a downer FCC process In October, Nippon Oil Corp. (Tokyo, Japan;www.eneos.co.jp) will start constructing… BUSINESS NEWS
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KBR awarded contract for refinery in Angola
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Lummus Technology, a CB&I company (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has… GEA wins major pharmaceutical order from China 0 0 0 GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; ) has… Univation to build catalyst manufacturing facility in China Univation Technologies, LLC (Houston, Tex.; www.univation.com) has begun construction of… Remmers’ paint to coat sea-link bridge Remmers Baustofftechnik GmbH (Löningen, Germany; www.remmers.de) was awarded the contract… Series production of organic nanoparticles Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) has developed a polymer additive… Ansys software improves cement making Ansys, Inc. (Southpointe, Pa.; www.ansys.com) today announced that its software… Technip to ‘Connect’ German refineries Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) has been awarded an engineering, procurement… KBR awarded FEED contract by VCNG KBR (Houston, Tex.; www.kbr.com) has been awarded a contract by… Oxea acquires production plant in the Netherlands Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; www.oxea-chemicals.com) has completed the acquisition of… Dow plans to shut down its ethylene oxide and glycol plant in the U.K...and more Dow plans to shut down its ethylene oxide and glycol… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL Keeping Cooling Water Clean Cooling water systems that rely on cooling towers are a… REACH: Looking Beyond Pre-registration Failure to register under REACH closes EU markets for thousands… Viscosity: The Basics Most engineers know what viscosity is, but may have trouble… Fine Grinding With Impact Mills Many branches of the chemical process industries (CPI) make use… Keeping Cooling Water Clean Cooling water systems that rely on cooling towers are a… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Adsorption Successful adsorber design requires information about certain adsorbent properties, including:…
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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