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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…
Embracing a circular economy Last month, for the first time, U.S. plastic resin producers… COVER STORY Photochemical Processes in Stirred Tank Reactors A general overview of industrial photochemistry and the design of… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Transformations in Transit: Chemical Logistics Get Smarter Digitalization, sustainability, security and safety are at the forefront of… Simplifying Integration of Modular Construction Projects Plug-and-produce concepts for automating modular skids may solve integration challenges… CHEMENTATOR
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First bio-based FDME pilot plant opens The world’s first pilot plant for manufacturing bio-based furan dicarboxylic… This 'smart' wallpaper has built-in fire detection Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China; www.cas.cn),… Taking UV/O3 VOC treatment one cleaner step forward Using ultraviolet (UV) radiation or ozone (or both) to oxidize… Biologically inspired denitrification catalyst The development of denitrification catalysts that can reduce nitrate and… A Pt-free electrode for making H2 from water One of the major obstacles to making hydrogen economically by… Chementator Briefs C2H2 hydrogenation Last month, Clariant (Munich, Germany; www.clariant.com) launched OleMax… Highly selective adsorbent tackles complex sulfur species To meet strict sulfur specifications and reduce emissions, amine scrubbing… Harnessing the Joule-Thomson effect for treating wastewater with high salinity A thermal-membrane process system, based on the Joule-Thompson effect (JTE)… DeNOx catalyst operates at lower temperatures Professor Toru Murayama at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Tokyo, Japan; www.haruta-masatake.ues.tmu.ac.jp),… BUSINESS NEWS Business News June 2018 Plant Watch Total and Sonatrach begin engineering studies for joint… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Steam Balancing: The First Step in Steam Optimization The ability to achieve an optimal steam balance can help… Performance Prediction for Industrial Boilers Understanding boiler performance calculations can allow engineers to improve the… Improving Data Analytics in Batch Manufacturing Producing a perfect batch is easy for some products but… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Seal material properties Fluid seals for chemical process equipment are commonly made from… Facts at your Fingertips: Pneumatic Conveying Flow Patterns Pneumatic conveying is a ubiquitous mode of conveying bulk solids… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Tech Profile: Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate Production This column is based on the report “Sodium Lauryl Ether… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Sensors Hygienic optical sensor measures dissolved oxygen The Memosens COS81D hygienic… NEW PRODUCTS
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High-accuracy methane and oxygen readings for biomethane applications The new Biomethane 3000 fixed analyzer (photo) is designed for… Removing fine iron contaminants with magnetic filters The Dry Vibrating Magnetic Filter (DVMF; photo) is specifically designed… Mixer panels with additional UL and NFPA certifications This company recently completed the qualification to self-certify its touchscreen… This relay ends costly restarts following undervoltage trips The new MAR Series Motor Auto-Restart Relay (photo) provides automatic… Lights with reduced blue content for special applications For certain fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry and… Connect devices wirelessly with these new WLAN access points This company introduced two new Anybus WLAN Access Points (photo)… The launch of an online configurator for composite hoses Users of the Configurator (photo) are able to create and… UV chromatography monitoring for large-scale purification The new UV (ultraviolet) Monitor Kit can be easily added… Electrical thermometers for very cold conditions This company now also offers electrical thermometers in a version… Ethernet patch panels for fast connection and safe supply Ethernet patch panels enable a quick and easy connection between… A new addition to this line of submersible sump pumps This company has expanded its JX Series line of submersible… A flowmeter for sensitive production processes To complement automated production plants, for example, in the food,… A server for I/O expansion and data acquisition The Relio R1 SeaI/O Server (photo) is the latest member… The first H2 flowmeter certified for dispensing applications The TCMH 0450 High Pressure TRICOR Coriolis flowmeter (photo) is… Self-cleaning inserts for wastewater tanks The ready-to-install, self-cleaning Amaclean tank insert (photo) decreases the amount… Dual sensor operation with four-wire sensor connection The Sitrans TH320/420 and TR320/420 HART temperature transmitters (photo) cover… Monitor traces of benzene with this GC unit The eGC environmental gas-chromatograph monitor (photo) is said to be… Free-standing separators that are modular and flexible The new SKT separator models (photo) are square, made of… SHOW PREVIEWS ACHEMA Show Preview Engineers from across the chemical process industries (CPI) will convene…
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