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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 2017 Nicholas Chopey Scholarship As a provider of practical information and news for the… COVER STORY Activated Carbon: Fundamentals and New Applications Activated carbon sorbents are important tools in water purification and… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Nitric Acid in the Spotlight Efforts continue to make nitric-acid production more efficient with lower… Packaging Equipment: Product Quality Improves with Innovations More sophisticated packaging equipment helps the CPI boost product quality… CHEMENTATOR
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A first commercial step towards on-site ammonia production A new company — Tsubame BHB Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan;… Electrostatic spray drying protects heat-sensitive products A spray-drying technology that applies an electrical charge to feedstock… Finely tuned electrodes for water treatment A new electrochemical water-treatment process developed in the laboratory of… CNT membrane aids distillation of brine Membrane distillation (MD) — a thermal desalination technique used for… A continuous biotreatment process that degrades phenol in wastewater Although there are several ways to reduce the phenol concentration… Chementator Briefs Recycling sachets Later this year, Unilever (London, U.K.; www.unilever.com) plans… Low-cost water treatment uses CO2 to remove particles without membranes Researchers at Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.; www.princeton.edu) have developed a… Commercial debut for a process that captures CO2 directly from air On May 31, Climeworks (Hinwill/Zurich, Switzerland; www.climeworks.com) inaugurated its —… Responsive coatings lead to stronger 3-D-printed parts Additive manufacturing (3-D printing) has quickly gained popularity, due in… BUSINESS NEWS July 2017 Business News Plant Watch Ineos announces plans to build new PDH plant,… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Rupture Discs: Effectively Minimize Leaks and Emissions When installing rupture discs, there are several mechanical and operational… Proper Sizing and Installation for Steam System Safety Valves Successful operation of safety valves in steam systems requires careful… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at Your Fingertips: Zeolites The physical properties of zeolites make them extremely important in… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Urea Production from Ammonia via a Self-Stripping Process This column is based on “Prilled Urea from Ammonia via… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Setting Specifications in the Modern World Utilizing ‘Tolerance Intervals’ can help to set more realistic specification… YOU AND YOUR JOB Training Today’s Workforce Integrated console, virtual-reality simulation offers learning for maximum, measurable training… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on software for chemical process applications Upgraded meshing capabilities improves CFD modeling output Ensuring optimal… NEW PRODUCTS
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A new range of thermoplastic seals VarioPur (photo) is a new product range that includes three… This gas monitor has a dual-sensor design The Ultima X5000 gas monitor (photo) is a replacement for… Save time and lost revenue with this valve matrix solution The Mixproof Valves valve matrix (photo) is designed to increase… An efficient motorized actuator for globe and diaphragm valves The new eSyDrive motorized actuator (photo) is designed on the… Self-tuning transducer senses position, displacement or proximity The new digiVIT digital variable impedance transducer for linear position,… Precise measurement and control of gases The new generation of high-precision mass flowmeters (MFM) and controllers… New PPE garment protects against both chemicals and fire Tychem 2000 SFR (photo) is a new protective garment designed… Detect the presence of steam and water in boilers and drums The Mobrey Hydratect 2462 detection system (photo) is used in… This software suite integrates analytics and machine learning Asset Performance Management (APM) is a complete software suite for… An efficient variable-speed drive for compressors and pumps The new Veco-Drive electric superimposing gear (photo) combines a mechanical… Control several channels with this HART multiplexer The new HART Multiplexer System (photo) offers the possibility to… A new probe for measuring hydrogen peroxide vapor The HPP272 probe for the measurement of vaporized hydrogen peroxide… A highly adaptable reverse osmosis system The PROflex reverse osmosis (RO) system (photo) features a new… A single-pot system for the food industry Mixing, granulating, coating, drying and heating and cooling can be… Rotary vane pumps for critical applications The DuoLine two-stage high-performance rotary vane pumps (photo) cover all… Customized bag filling for cement, minerals and chemicals The new fillpac bag placer (photo) enables efficient bag filling… A reactive silencer keeps these compressors quiet The sound waves from the discharge side of this company’s… A fully scalable, single-use bioreactor system This company’s next-generation Biostat STR (photo) is a fully scalable,… These ultrafiltration membranes offer extreme hydrophilicity The PolyCera Hydro (photo) is a new ultrafiltration membrane for…
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