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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…
EDITOR'S PAGE Advancing with automation Many, if not most, of us have heard of the… COVER STORY Alarm Management By the Numbers Deeper understanding of common alarm-system metrics can improve remedial actions… Understand and Cure High Alarm Rates Alarm rates that exceed an operator’s ability to manage them… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Cutting-edge Composites: Materials for a New Era The combination of advanced materials and processing techniques results in… CPI Demands Pumps with Lower Lifecycle Costs Improved designs result in leak-free, reliable, longer-lasting pumps Because pumps… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs Bio-based PET Later this year, Suntory Holdings Ltd. (Osaka, Japan;… Progress for high-efficiency ammonia-cogeneration plant A process that produces anhydrous ammonia while also generating thermal… Making aerogel absorbants from wastepaper A team from the National University of Singapore (www.nus.edu.sg), led… Extracting platinum metals The traditional method for recovering platinum-group metals (Pt, Pa, Ir,… Graphene-based membranes Graphene has received much attention as material for membranes due… Novel cathode material for lithium-ion batteries Initial validation testing has been completed on a novel cathode… Making more carbon fibers for less An efficient, energy-saving process for making carbon fibers (diagram) is… Bio-based BTX test facility breaks ground in Texas Construction has begun on a testing and development facility for… Monetizing coke-oven gas, while capturing CO2 A process that converts process gases, generated during the production… Collaboration lowers cost for bio-based FDME process A partnership between DuPont Industrial Biosciences (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) and… BUSINESS NEWS Business News March 2016 Plant Watch Evonik to expand capacity for special PA12… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL Materials Management — Evolving the Process for an Evolving Marketplace The case examples presented here show that proper planning, communication… FEATURE REPORT Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers: The Design Cycle Following this step-by-step approach will ensure that the heat exchanger… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Particle-sizing technology selection Size range is a defining consideration when it comes to… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Aniline Production from Nitrobenzene This column is based on “Economics of Aniline Production from… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Level Monitoring and Control Acoustics-based device monitors uneven topography The BinMaster 3D Level Scanner… NEW PRODUCTS
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This steam-trap monitor has ISA100 Wireless certification This company’s SWWRF40 wireless steam-trap monitor has successfully achieved ISA100… These vacuum regulators are now available in aluminum This company’s dome-loaded vacuum regulators are now available in an… Feed spacers improve RO membrane performance Introduced at the Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition (Feb. 1–5;… Higher pressure ratings for these sealless pumps Previously rated at 1,000 psi maximum discharge pressure, Hydra-Cell D10… Clean fragile filters with these ultrasonic systems This line of ultrasonic cleaning systems for filters range from… Expanded selection for these gas-sorption analyzers The new MultiPort inlet selector (photo) is now available for… This gas-standard generator allows for automatic control The 491Flex Calibration Gas Standards Generator (photo) is an update… Discharge and weigh bulk bags with this heavy-duty unit The Material Master bulk-bag discharging, weighing and feeding system (photo)… A new mid-range rackmount network security appliance To optimize networking and virtualization performances, this company has introduced… PVDF eductor nozzles for aggressive chemicals Eductor nozzles are often used to agitate the contents of… Ball-valve mechanisms in these couplings protect against spills Epsilon dry-disconnect couplings (photo) are designed for use in critical… Respiratory-air-line monitor for carbon monoxide CO-Guard (photo) is a compact, user-friendly monitor for compressed-air-line carbon… These mixers are now available for higher capacities This company has expanded its most advanced planetary mixer line,… A new crossflow filtration system for process development SartoFlow Smart (photo) is a new benchtop crossflow system for… A new line of motion controllers with programmable automation This company’s line of controllers for ultrasonic direct-drive motors and… Optimize particle-sizing systems with this light-scattering device The Litesizer 500 is a light-scattering device for determining the… These flowmeters' gas-selection feature has been expanded The Gas-SelectX gas-selection feature of the FT1 thermal mass flowmeter… SHOW PREVIEWS Show Preview-Interphex 2016 Taking place April 26–28 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center… Show Preview - AFS Society Spring Meeting 2016 The American Filtration and Separations (AFS) Society (Nashville, Tenn.; www.afssociety.org)… DEPARTMENTS LETTERS Designing for distillation I read your article “Flooded Condenser Controls: Principle and Troubleshooting”…
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