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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…
The next generation of leaders Much is being said and written about the changes taking… COVER STORY Torque Limiter Technologies for Rotating Machinery Torque overloads can cause serious problems for rotating machinery, but… Precision Grouting: Setting the Foundation for Equipment Reliability A clear understanding of grout material properties is important to… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS A Spotlight on Catalyst Supports Fundamental research, using a huge arsenal of analytical and material-characterization… Advanced Liquid Analytics Aid Process Optimization Digitalized, cost-effective instruments allow more measurement points and provide usable… Petroleum Refinery Responsiveness: Issues Discussed at 2018 AFPM Annual Meeting Responsiveness and adaptability — in the face of shifting market… CHEMENTATOR
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Truck-mounted process turns waste to methane A group of researchers from South Dakota School of Mines… A more sustainable colorant technique for polyester fibers The global textile industry generates a great deal of waste,… Protein engineering yields animal-free leather A new fermentation-based technology aims to create leather materials from… Chementator Briefs PET recycling Last month, Unilever N.V. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands.; www.unilever.com)… Methaforming process offers lower-cost naphtha upgrading for refiners Petroleum refiners looking to upgrade low-octane naphtha have an additional… A new hydrotreating catalyst Hydrotreating is an important petroleum refining process in which sulfur… Using bromine to make renewable hydrogen from biowaste A process that produces renewable hydrogen from organic biowaste and… Removing H2S from crude petroleum on-site Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in petroleum reservoirs, but must be… Robotic device removes catalyst from reactors remotely A remote-operated, screw-propelled (amphirol) machine equipped with a vacuum hose… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - May 2018 Plant Watch Saudi Aramco and RRPCL to proceed with integrated… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Activated Sludge Process The activated sludge process (ASP) is designed to speed up… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Propylene Oxide Production This column is based on “Propylene Oxide from Propylene and… ENGINEERING PRACTICE The Unrecognized Problems of Relocating Laboratories Follow the guidance provided here to avoid many of the… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Safety Protect bioreactors from a variety of contaminants Viresolve Barrier capsule… NEW PRODUCTS
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Advanced low-maintenance rotary vane pumps The new two-stage Sogevac NEO D rotary vane pump (photo)… Gently grind challenging materials with this cone mill The CGM 750 (photo) is a new cone mill with… A new all stainless-steel pressure gage The new 1209 pressure gage (photo) is equipped with a… Dense-phase conveying for fragile granules or pellets The E-finity (photo) is a continuous, dense-phase conveying system for… This oxygen analyzer is designed for smaller boilers The Rosemount CX1100 in-situ oxygen analyzer (photo) is said to… These motor brakes avoid issues with wear and heat buildup The MagnaShear motor brake (photo) employs oil shear technology that… A PLC that supports modular and user-defined functions The new Allen-Bradley Micro 870 programmable logic controller (PLC; photo)… Comprehensive density measurement for many chemicals The CL 10HY-V2 density cell and Series 2000 density digital… Prevent bacterial growth in open-circuit wet cooling towers This company’s Sanipacking fills (photo) prevent the growth of bacteria… SHOW PREVIEWS Achema Show Preview Achema — the world forum and tradeshow for the chemical… Show Preview IFAT IFAT (May 14–18, Munich, Germany; www.ifat.de) is the world’s leading…
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