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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 Going digital In these times of fast-changing automation, more and more companies… COVER STORY Control Engineering for Chemical Engineers Chemical engineers who are aware of process control requirements and… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Building a Better Burner Burner manufacturers provide low-NOx equipment that meets both emissions and… Refrigerants: New Rules Reinforce Innovation As new regulations take effect, familiar refrigerants are being phased… CHEMENTATOR
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New technique simplifies doping for organic semiconductors A new solution-based method for introducing doping into organic semiconductor… Spinning miles of synthetic spider silk An international team of scientists, led by senior researcher Anna… A new filter mesh with reduced erosion — by design Porometric mesh is a new weave mesh designed by GKD-USA,… This project aims for high-efficiency enzyme production The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program has… Chemicals from bagasse Toray Industries, Inc. (www.toray.us) and Mitsui Sugar Co. (both Tokyo,… Single-step production of high-purity silicon demonstrated Achieving silicon of acceptable purity for solar-energy applications typically requires… Heap leaching targets nickel from laterite The NiWest Nickel Laterite Project located at Murrin Murrin in… Chementator Briefs Denox catalysts Last month, Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) announced… Making bio-ethanol from cassava pulp Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (SHL; Tokyo, Japan; www.sapporoholdings.jp) and Innotech Green… A new adsorbent for wastewater treatment A team at the Graduate School of Energy, Environment, Water… Batch or continuous? This methodology can help making the decision So far, there is no high-level evaluation that gives a… BUSINESS NEWS Business News — March 2017 Plant Watch AkzoNobel announces startup of bio-steam facility at Delfzijl… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Eye Protection, Part 2: How to Avoid Fogging A look at the hidden dangers of lens fogging and… Eye Protection, Part 1: Beyond Basic Eye Safety How to protect, preserve and enhance workers’ safety Safety eyewear… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Fermentation For intermediate and specialty chemicals, the incorporation of biotechnology-based processes… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Sulfuric Acid Production from Sulfur This column is based on “Sulfuric Acid Production from Sulfur… SOLIDS PROCESSING Particle Impact Problems in Pneumatic Conveying Pneumatically conveyed solid materials inevitably impact pipe walls and other… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Designing Atmospheric Storage Tanks Insights into the basics of process design of atmospheric storage… Key Considerations in Specifying Control Valves Follow this guidance to specify a control valve accurately during… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Laboratory Equipment Disposable filtration units handle a range of fluids This company… NEW PRODUCTS
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Explosion protection for plastic extrusion applications The EBP Series of explosion burst plugs (photo) are used… New chemical solution for dust suppression Sentinel dust suppressant (photo) is a proprietary chemical that is… A portable gas monitor with an extremely long service life The BW Clip4 (photo) is a new four-gas, portable monitor… This distributor box makes connecting actuators easy With the universal M12 distributor boxes (photo), actuator connectors (such… Level transmitter series newly launched in North America K-TEK LMT Series magnetostrictive level transmitters have been launched in… A powerful radar level sensor for powders and bulk solids The NCR-80 non-contact radar level sensor (photo) for powders and… This vibrating-fork level detector has wired HART connectivity Rosemount 2140 (photo) is said to be the world’s first… Monitor reformer-tube temperatures in realtime The near-infrared borescope NIR-B 3XR (photo) delivers continuous, high-accuracy reformer-tube-wall… Contact-free pump operation minimizes contamination The Dry-Pro line of dry vacuum pumps (photo) feature contact-free… Tubular membrane modules for recycling pickling acids With cross-flow microfiltration, suspended particles can be removed from pickling… Faster tank cleaning with lower water consumption Orbitor Eco fast-cycle impingement cleaners (photo) are an alternative to… Extremely long submersible canned-motor pumps As a replacement for conventional submersible pumps, this company supplied… Submersible pressure sensors with many options This company has introduced two high-performance submersible pressure sensors with… New models added to this series of seal pumps This company has added four new sizes to its existing… Firmware adds capabilities to this shaft-alignment system The Rotalign touch (photo) is a cloud-based shaft-alignment system that… Software add-on enables apps that integrate with CAD This company has updated its LiveLink for SolidWorks products. As… These hybrid membrane modules offer many advantages The new Submerged Membrane Module, dubbed H2L (photo), is this… SHOW PREVIEWS Interphex 2017 Show Preview Interphex 2017, which is taking place March 21–23 at the…
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