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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 The 2017 Kirkpatrick Award Every other year, Chemical Engineering honors the most-noteworthy chemical engineering… COVER STORY Overcoming Corrosive Processes with High-Alloyed Stainless Steels Advanced high-alloyed stainless steels with austenitic properties can address corrosion… What's Corroding Your Control Room? Corrosion-induced failures are frequent in the electronics products used in… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Smart Flow Monitoring for Better Process Control Tighter control, increased safety and versatility result from improved flow-measurement… 3-D Printing for Finished Products Moving 3-D printing beyond prototyping toward production of finished parts… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs HVAC cooling tower A newly introduced cooling tower for building… This process converts organic food waste to liquid fertilizer Large supermarkets routinely waste 500 lb of food daily from… An inexpensive adsorbant for removing silver from wastewater The release of silver from industrial wastewater has caused serious… A process for making longer carbon nanotubes A new commercial manufacturing process for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) produces… On-site carbon monoxide generation takes the next step Gas Innovations (La Porte, Tex.; www.gasinnovations.com) has signed a 15-year,… Japanese consortium synthesize bifunctional oxygen-reaction catalysts Researchers from the group of professor Ikuya Yamada at Osaka… A very fast way to continuously synthesize zeolites For a long time, it has been believed that the… Laminate packaging that is easier to recycle A collaboration between ExxonMobil Chemical Co. (EMCC; Spring, Tex.; www.exxonmobilchemical.com)… Australians move to supply vanadium for redox flow batteries Two Australian companies — Australian Vanadium Ltd. (AVL; www.australianvanadium.com.au) and… Paint a thermoelectric device onto any shaped surface to recover waste heat Scientists from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST;… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - January 2017 Plant Watch Linde starts up CO 2 plant in Fort… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT High Purity Chemicals: Processing Equipment Essentials Some practical tips regarding the design and fabrication of piping… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Solids-blending processes Mixing and blending of bulk solids is common in pharmaceutical… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Ethylene Glycol Production from Synthesis Gas This column is based on “Ethylene glycol production from Syngas… ENGINEERING PRACTICE The CPI Construction Boom: Project Delivery in a New Landscape Companies need more creative ways to deal with complex and… Eye on Flare Systems Proper gas sampling is essential to meet operating and regulatory… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Pumps This sump pump ensures unrestricted flow The Series 900 Industrial… NEW PRODUCTS
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Hygienic ball valves constructed from stainless steel This company now offers its simple and robust hygienic ball… Air stripping for water decontamination The E-Z Tray air stripper (photo) is a sliding-tray, stainless-steel… This app streamlines commissioning and startup The eStart mobile app (photo) is used during project commissioning… Compact combustion monitor based on TDL technology The LaserGas III CO combustion analyzer (photo) is an Ex-d… This data-acquisition system is updated for EtherNet/IP The Memograph M RSG45 Data Manager (photo), a data-acquisition system… This smart gearbox detects fugitive emissions This company is developing a smart gearbox designed with an… Configuration software matches gearbox and motors Partnering with Marathon Motors, Hub City and PARTSolutions, this company… A smart HMI system for nonhazardous areas The VisuNet GXP human machine interface (HMI) represents the new… Simplify instrumentation management in any location The Field Information Manager 1.1 Handheld Edition software enables users… Microscope for automatic filter-patch analysis as per ISO 4407 At Hanover Fair 2017, this company will introduce an optical… A new tablet PC for use in hazardous areas Agile X IS (photo) is a 10.1-in. tablet PC system… This motor portfolio includes new series up to 70 MW With its new high-voltage motor series Simotics HV HP (photo),… Comprehensive protection for laboratory workers Westex ShieldCXP is a protective fabric (photo) that defends the…
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