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December 2014

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Redesigning our look

Technology continues to change at a rapid pace — particularly when we look at recent…

In The News


Winning with Electrochemistry

These days, the term electrochemistry has become almost synonymous with advanced batteries and energy-storage devices,…


H2 and CO2 from APG  

Last month, Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama; and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (Tokyo, both Japan;…

Coating for extremes  

A coating that can protect turbine-engine and waste-incinerator components against heat and oxidation has been…

Sweet surfactants  

A new range of sugar-based surfactants for skin- and hair-care products has been commercialized by…

This antifreeze is edible  

Since 2010, Kaneka Corp. ( and Kansai University (both Osaka, Japan; have been collaborating…

Efficient distillation  

Last month, Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, was awarded a contract for a distillation…

Business News

Technical & Practical

Facts at Your Fingertips

Distillation Column Modeling

Process simulation methods are used to evaluate the performance of proposed distillation systems and improve…


Economic Indicators

Current Trends

The preliminary value for the October CE Plant Cost Index (CEPCI; the most recent available)…