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Game Changers The technologies associated with the Industrial Internet of Things, and… COVER STORY Non-Destructive Testing: Managing Corrosion Under Insulation Corrosion under insulation (CUI) creates a pervasive and versatile challenge… Using Corrosion as a Process Variable Monitoring and analyzing historical corrosion data can provide insights not… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Flow Monitoring for Today's Chemical Processes New technologies provide diagnostics and calibration verification to improve maintenance… Chemical Recycling Makes Waste Plastic a Resource With an eye toward a circular economy, technology developers are… CHEMENTATOR
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Selective oxidation of methane makes formaldehyde, without generating CO2 Researchers from South Korea have discovered a high-performance catalyst for… Chementator Briefs ANG fueling station Ingevity (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) has completed… Process intensification for carbon capture could reduce costs In conventional solvent-based carbon-capture systems, CO2-rich exhaust gas contacts gravity-driven… Mechanical CO2 sequestration improves algae production A new, mechanical method for sequestration of carbon dioxide into… A single process to handle hydraulic fracturing produced water and offgases Two major concerns in hydraulic fracturing operations are finding efficient… New membranes resist biofouling using sunlight Membranes in large-scale water-treatment processes are often fouled by accumulation… Gas analysis made easier for high-dust areas A collaboration between Servomex (Surrey, U.K.; www.servomex.com) and FLO2R (Hadsund,… A new, more comprehensive electronegativity scale The electronegativity of atoms is one of the most well-known… Accelerated electrons unlock sugars from cellulosic biomass Obtaining sugars from cellulosic biomass cost-effectively is difficult because the… BUSINESS NEWS Plant Watch: March 2019 Plant Watch Sasol begins operating LLDPE unit at Lake Charles… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Unified Operational Environment Improves Process Safety A unified gateway station and related components increase availability to… The Value of Safety Instrumented Systems A safety instrumented system (SIS) is important to ensure the… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Hygienic Process Equipment Fabrication In hygienic process operations, proper system construction and fabrication has… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Calcium Carbide Production from Limestone This column is based on “Calcium Carbide Production from Limestone… SOLIDS PROCESSING Design and Calculation Methods for Uniflow Cyclones Uniflow cyclones can be effective solid-gas separation equipment when space… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Air Pollution Control These ceramic filters have catalysts built-in The BisCat filter system… NEW PRODUCTS
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These compressors are designed to reduce energy use The new SM 7.5, SM 10, SM 15, and SFC… Simplify screen changing for separator systems The Electro-Lift system (photo) assists in expediting change times for… A three-in-one biogas-measurement device The MGP261 (photo) is said to be the world’s first… This new heat exchanger makes use of exhaust gases The new Exhaust Gas Heat Exchanger (EGHE; photo) transfers heat… These versatile wastewater samplers are portable The AQUA Series of portable wastewater samplers (photo) consists of… This mixer is designed for hot melts and viscous dispersions The Model CDA-800 multi-shaft mixer (photo) has a special triple-shaft… Use this mobile app to optimize penetration-seal selection This company has launched a new mobile application (app) to… Monitor CFATS compliance with this new software module This company’s Compliance Manager software module aids chemical processors in… SHOW PREVIEWS Show Preview-Interphex 2019 Interphex 2019 will take place April 2–4 at the Jacob… Show Preview-Powtech 2019 Powtech 2019 (www.powtech.de) takes place from April 9–11 at the…
EDITOR'S PAGE Focusing on emissions This August, two milestone actions were taken to set standards… COVER STORY Engineering Ethics Survey: What's Your Opinion? How would you respond to these hypothetical situations involving ethics… What is Your Engineering Ethics IQ? These seven-steps form a guideline for handling ethically challenging situations… IN THE NEWS Grace to license Unipol polypropylene technology in South Korea; and more business news Plant Watch Technip to provide EPC services for Unipetrol HDPE… NEWSFRONTS Ionic Liquids Create More Sustainable Processes The distinctive properties of ionic liquids enable versatility and efficiency… Modeling and Simulation Move Forward More tools and fresh applications bring modeling and simulation to… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs CO2 to formic acid Professor Yutaka Amao and colleagues at… Uranium processing plant benefits from modularity A modular processing system for the Husab uranium mine in… Artificial photosynthesis system demonstrates stability, safety and efficiency Scientists at the California Institute of Technology’s Joint Center for… Putting more 'bio' into biodiesel fuels Biodiesel fuels are made by the transesterification of plant-derived triglycerides… A new spin on liquid-gas separation Last month, Innsep AS (Trondheim; Norway; www.innsep.com) and EagleBurgmann Norway… Low-cost separation of CO2 from fluegas A novel solvent can reduce the costs of capturing and… Nanostructured membrane for water purification A new composite-membrane distillation process capable of removing salt, toxic… This cobalt complex catalyst is less expensive, more active than its rhodium analog The research group of professor Shigeki Matsunaga at Hokkaido University… This filter renders secondhand smoke harmless A research team, led by Jongsoo Jurng and Gwi-Nam at… Organomagnesium catalyst isomerizes hydrocarbons Organomagnesium compounds have become a highly important class of reagents… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Emissions Regulations and Control Harnessing new technologies for best practices in pollution control could… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Industrial Adsorbents Industrially, adsorbent materials are used in a wide range of… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Ethylene Glycol Production Monoethylene glycol (MEG), also known as ethylene glycol (EG) or… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Using Laser Diffraction to Characterize Heterogeneous Catalysts The capabilities of laser diffraction systems go beyond particle-size analysis… Pipe Insulation: Finding the Optimal Thickness Avoid tedious numerical calculation by using this quick, shortcut method… Optimizing Flare Operation Through Proper Design Flare problems are often caused by the seal systems that… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Grinding, Milling and Screening A mill for when every micron matters Designed with the… Focus on Filters and Membranes Membrane elements desalinate seawater and brackish water The Lewabrane Series… NEW PRODUCTS
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Improved fire safety for pneumatic control systems Now FM-approved, FireChek thermal shutoffs with resettable memory-shape alloy (photo)… This process-safety system has a very small footprint The new AADvance Eurocard process-safety system (photo) is ideally suited… New gas-mix software eliminates flowmeter recalibration This company’s QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal mass flowmeters (photo) now come… This density meter is an alternative to nuclear devices The Ultimo Density Meter (photo) is an alternative to nuclear-based… Reactor control for automated laboratory processes The new RX-10 Reactor Control system (photo) connects and automates… Extreme pumping tasks solved with this ceramic vortex pump The ceramic RCFKu vortex pump (photo) reliably pumps high-temperature (up… This rotary jet mixes, cleans and more The Rotary Jet Mixer (photo) effectively handles liquid and powder… Form agglomerates on a controlled basis with this system The Vibro-Bed fluidized-bed agglomerator (photo) employs a spraying system that… Next-generation software for condition monitoring Omnitrend Center is a modern, powerful and user-friendly software platform… An industrial tablet PC for use in hazardous areas The Agile X industrial tablet PC (photo) is said to… No special cleaners needed to remove this compact ink marker Dura-Ink WashAway is a high-visibility, no-smear jobsite marker that can… Solid stainless-steel connections for the pharma industry Inoxline (photo) is a complete assortment of stainless-steel connections for… Twin- and triple-screw pumps for a variety of fluids The S Series line of self-priming double-ended positive-displacement pumps (photo)… Wet-well analysis for CH4, O2 and H2S gases This company’s Wet Well Monitoring System (photo) is designed for… This HT-resistant silicone resin cures at room temperature Silkophen AC 950 is a new high-temperature (HT) resistant, high-solids… These process-control systems conform to safety standards SysCon control systems (photo) can be custom-designed for virtually any… A new controller for a pressure range up to 210 bars The CPC4000 pneumatic pressure controller (photo) was designed for a… A precise piston pump with minimal energy expenditure The new piston diaphragm pumps of the model series R… Rotary-screw compressors for indoor or outdoor use The new UP6S Series fixed-speed rotary screw compressor features O-ring… SHOW PREVIEWS Chem Show Preview 2015 This year, the Chem Show — an event encompassing…
Accurate and continuous O2 determination plays a pivotal role in achieving safety and process reliability in a wide range of manufacturing processes. Harsh process conditions and maintenance requirements of sampling and conditioning systems can present…
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