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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…
Making connections Most of us involved in the chemical process industries (CPI)… COVER STORY Preventing Flow Stoppages in Powder Handling Processes Predicting powder flow behavior is important to successful solids-handling processes.… Taking Representative Samples in Solids-Handling Processes Non-representative sampling in solids processes has costly consequences. A better… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Level Measurement: One Size Does Not Fit All Today’s level measurement instruments are smarter, easier to use and… Lithium Battery Demand Drives Process Evolution An explosion in battery demand has fostered a welcoming environment… CHEMENTATOR
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Mimicking cell behavior with functionalized surfactants Active surfactants are those that are responsive to an external… Controlled polymerization makes high-performance polysiloxanes Polysiloxanes are the main component of important industrial materials, such… A panel reactor for splitting water into hydrogen A group of Japanese researchers have developed a photocatalytic panel… Hot-melt coating for pharma applications Polymer coatings are often used to mask the taste of… Chementator Briefs Waste to chemicals A consortium of companies, including Air Liquide… Retrofit unit boosts ethane and propane recoveries in natural gas plants Using a workhorse technology known as the gas-subcooled process (GSP),… These batteries can handle the cold Lithium-ion batteries based on intercalation compound electrodes exhibit poor performance… Improved deNOx zeolite catalyst promises to reduce fuel consumption In a project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology… Gas sensors get a big boost in sensitivity It has been a challenge to find materials that can… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - April 2018 Plant Watch Evonik to construct new polyamide 12 plant at… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Methods to Achieve Sustainable Clean-In-Place A clean-in-place (CIP) system is among the largest users of… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Corrosion Complications Corrosion is an obvious factor to consider when selecting materials… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: LDPE via a High-Pressure Tubular Process This column is based the report “LDPE via High-Pressure Tubular… ENGINEERING PRACTICE The CE Plant Cost Index: An Update Changes in the availability of source data for the CE… ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER Flare Selection for the Chemical Process Industries There are many factors to consider when selecting a flare… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Pumps Compact high-pressure pump for plant engineering This company extended its… NEW PRODUCTS
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New generation of soft starters for all drive requirements The Sirius 3RW5 range (photo) is a new generation of… A new breakthrough in vibration monitoring Together with the new high-speed data collector Vibscanner 2, this… Software for interfacial analysis now with touch operation Touch displays are currently gaining ground in the laboratory environment,… Hygienic magnetic mixer for life-science applications The MBE Series MagMixer (photo) has been specifically designed for… Spherical vacuum dryer for hygienic drying applications Hygienic drying in a vacuum requires many attributes. The innovative… Miniature laser sensors with IO-Link for flexibility and control The new O300 miniature laser sensors with IO-Link (photo) reliably… Enable IIoT with this software solution With the industrial internet of things (IIoT), it is essential… Collect and log combustion data with this hand-held device The new E1500 hand-held combustion emissions analyzer (photo) is a… Single-use perfusion system for cell culture process development Last month, this company launched the ambr 250 high-throughput (ht)… Level monitoring in covered storage bunkers Operations challenged with managing inventory in covered storage bunkers or… This hand-held device labels and identifies components The new PX LW-PX300 (photo) is a portable wire-marking, barcode… A new family of signal splitters configured for easy setup The new SP230 series of isolated signal splitters/duplicators (photo) are… This thermostat cools down to -90°C This company has extended its PRO portfolio to include two… SHOW PREVIEWS Interphex 2018 Show Preview Interphex, the annual event focused on pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing,… Show Preview: The 2018 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (iPBS)…
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