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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 Achieving commercialization Much hard work goes into developing new processes and products,… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Benefits of Sophisticated Motor and Drive Technologies New motors and drives provide energy efficiency and reliability in… The Digital Transformation in the CPI An overview of how the chemical process industries are looking… A New Mentality in Process Modeling Predictive process models enable more efficient operations and higher-value products… CHEMENTATOR
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Silk-based batteries for medical implants Researchers from the University of Wollongong (Australia; www.uow.edu.au), led by… Enhanced perovskites Researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology… Nanorod arrays as photocatalysts Many ZnO@TiO2 core-shell nanorod arrays (the notation means ZnO is… Chementator Briefs Efficient distillation Last month, Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, www.toyo-eng.co.jp)… Low-cost solar collectors provide renewable process heat The first pre-commercial demonstration has started for a system that… A hyperstable zeolite catalyst for methanol-to-olefin conversion The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO, Kawasaki… Using sulfur to store solar energy An international group of researchers, coordinated by the Institute of… Harvesting agricultural fertilizers from wastewater sludge Recovery of the essential plant nutrient phosphorus from wastewater can… Plasma oxidation for making carbon fibers Carbon fibers, an increasingly essential component for lightweight materials, are… Scaleup for cellulose nanofiber production Nippon Paper Industries Co. (NPI; Tokyo, Japan; www.nipponpapergroup.com) has installed… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - June 2017 Plant Watch Dow plans for significant U.S. growth with five-year… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Selection of Severe Service Valves Severe service valves (SSVs) differ from general purpose valves in… Practical Solutions to Modular Project Execution Follow this guidance to improve results on capital projects The… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Alarm Management Modern control systems for chemical processes can generate frequent alarms.… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Hydrogen Peroxide Production This column is based on “Hydrogen Peroxide Production Process Cost… SOLIDS PROCESSING Guarding Against Fires and Explosions Caused by Self-Heating The two experimental methods presented here can be used to… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Improve Energy Efficiency using Hydraulic Power Recovery Turbines This mature technology can be used to save energy, generate… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Heating and Cooling Systems Guard against gasket wear in plate heat exchangers Gaskets used… NEW PRODUCTS
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These AODD pumps handle high head pressures The TC-X800 Series air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump (photo) features a… Onboard microprocessing for custom-configured controllers The MGC Series (photo) is a new microprocessor-based, fully regenerative… These rotary screw compressors provide energy savings The new DSD series of rotary screw compressors (photo) is… PFA resins with numerous processing options Fluon perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) resins can be used over a wide… Store laboratory acids safely with these cabinets The Acid Storage Cabinet (photo) is specifically designed for the… This process gas chromatograph is fast A relatively small shift in the cut point (the threshold… Recent updates to this open-network control system This company has released an updated version of the Stardom… An operator-friendly workstation for use in harsh environments The VisuNet XT operator workstation features a high-bright LED-backlit LCD… A digital ultrasonic flow system with low noise The new Sitrans FS230 clamp-on ultrasonic flow system (photo) is… This booster increases flows by up to 500% This patented volume and filter booster range in 316L stainless… This tank-container fleet is becoming smarter This logistics company has begun fitting a new telematic system… Realtime level measurements in dusty conditions RadarRight is a non-contact continuous level sensor (photo) that provides… High-throughput filter mesh with minimal pressure loss New developments to this company’s Optimized Dutch Weave (ODW) meshes… A high-capacity centrifugal pellet dryer This company has engineered a centrifugal dryer with the highest… Accommodate bulk material from multiple sources This company’s new flexible screw conveyor comes with a trough… This pressure gage covers an extreme pressure range The CPG1500 precision digital pressure gage (photo) can measure pressures… Heavy-duty single-use gloves with a robust grip design Powerform S8+ single-use nitrile workplace gloves (photo) feature the patent-pending… A non-intrusive system fortemperature measurement Last month, this company introduced a new platform for its… Mercury-free handheld UV transmittance monitors The UVT-LED-H handheld ultraviolet (UV) transmittance monitor (photo) delivers UV… A material handling system for additive manufacturing The Additive Manufacturing Material Handling System (photo) is designed specifically… Two new models of medium-pressure sealless pumps The new medium-pressure Q155 Series Quintuplex sealless pumps (photo) are… This feeder simplifies the addition of activated carbon The new VMF-28/CP feeder with carbon package (photo) is a… Reliable insulation from the field to the network The Mini Analog Pro signal conditioners (photo), featuring bus and… DEPARTMENTS LETTERS Letters Atmospheric Storage Tanks This refers to the [Engineering Practice] article…
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