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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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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… 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… 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… 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… 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…
EDITOR'S PAGE Honoring 'green chemistry' achievements Honoring ‘green chemistry’ achievements The 2015 winners of the Presidential… COVER STORY The Benefits of Seal-less Pumps for Full Product Containment In cases where full containment of dangerous and hazardous chemicals… Calculate NPSH with Confidence Determining net positive suction head (NPSH) can be confusing, but… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Concrete: Modern Engineering for an Ancient Material Novel additives, improved understanding of cement chemistry and thoughtful mix… Improve Efficiency with Better Evaporation and Drying Equipment For every application, there’s an evaporator or dryer that can… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs Li-S Battery Storage Anesco Ltd. (Reading, U.K.; www.anesco.co.uk) and OXIS… Selective removal of micropollutants Micropollutants, such as antibiotics and flame retardants, can pose a… This wastewater-treatment process also captures carbon dioxide Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, Colo.; www.colorado.edu)… Ceramic membrane filtration to be demonstrated for removing oil from produced water Japanese companies INPEX Corp. (Tokyo, www.inpex.co.jp), Chiyoda Corp. (Yokohama; www.chiyoda-corp.com),… A sound way to degas aluminum melts During casting of aluminum alloys, degassing is required to remove… Phosphorus-free cooling water treatment A new technology for treating cooling tower water is designed… Continuous multi-step synthesis of fine chemicals Currently, the active components of most pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals… A step forward for the production of bio-based glucaric and adipic acids Last month, Johnson Matthey Process Technologies (JMPT; London, U.K.; www.matthey.com)… An attractive catalyst for making biodiesel fuels It has been known for a long time that sulfonated… BUSINESS NEWS BioAmber opens world's largest succinic acid plant; and more business news Plant Watch Chambroad commissions China’s first C3/C4 coproduction plant August… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Treating Wastewater for Industrial Reuse Secondary treated wastewater from municipal plants can be a water… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Variable Frequency Drives Electric alternating current (a.c.) motors power all types of equipment… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Production of Polylactic Acid Polylactic acid (PLA) is the biodegradable polymer of lactic acid,… SOLIDS PROCESSING Solids Discharge: Characterizing Powder and Bulk Solids Behavior How shear-cell testing provides a basis for predicting flow behavior… ENGINEERING PRACTICE A Universal Equation for Designing Pipelines The pipe-flow equation presented here can be used to properly… Improving the Operability of Process Plants Turndown and rangeability have a big impact on the flexibility… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Software and Mobile Apps Mobile app and vibration sensors monitor machinery The SKF Enlight… NEW PRODUCTS
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Fluoropolymer sensors extend this temperature logger’s range The TR-71nw two-channel temperature-data logger (photo) supports automated data collection,… Save energy and space with these compact refrigerant dryers Efficient and reliable compressed air treatment, such as refrigeration drying… This laser-distance sensor includes updated firmware This company’s Q4X laser-distance sensor (photo) has been updated to… This triple diaphragm pump’s gears are arranged in 3D The Novaplex Vector is a triple-diaphragm process pump that reduces… Two new gas regulators to control and relieve pressure This new series of highly durable specialized gas regulators (photo)… Energy-efficient induction motors for use with VFDs The Large AC-GPM line of energy-efficient foot-mounted induction motors (photo)… This low-consumption steam trap can be installed in any position The Gestra BK37-5 thermostatic bimetallic steam trap (photo) does not… A TDL gas analyzer designed specifically for ammonia The Servotough MiniLaser Ammonia (photo) is said to be the… A new range of coaxial-valve gearboxes The new GP range of coaxial gearboxes allows manual valve… Locally or remotely monitor the water content of recycled metals This company’s Smart Moisture Monitor (photo) is a non-contact electronic-scanning… Ironless motors provide smooth motion and a high velocity range The compact V-551 motorized linear-translation stage comes equipped with an… Expanded compatibility for this boiler-control system This company has expanded its patented Temp-a-Trim control system (photo)… A control system with a pin-less electromagnetic backplane This company has released a new industrial control system (photo)… Explosion-proof HVAC system for process analyzer shelters This ATEX-compliant HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system (photo) provides… PFA-lined gear pump for aggressive or high-purity liquids Liquiflo Polygard Series pumps (photo) are perfluoroalkoxy-lined (PFA) magnet-drive gear… A new series of screw pumps for multiphase-fluid applications This company has introduced the new S Series of screw… These wastewater pumps handle solids up to 4 in. in diameter SL submersible wastewater pumps (photo) are designed to handle raw… Backpressure regulators designed for CO2 extraction The BR series of backpressure regulators (photo) features a blockage-resistant… Variable-speed converters deliver benefits for moving natural gas The Vorecon with Dual Torque Converter (photo) is a variable-speed… SHOW PREVIEWS Weftec 2015 Show Preview Organized by The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.; www.wef.org), this…
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