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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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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… 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,… 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… 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… 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…
Ending plastic waste Last month, almost 30 global companies announced the formation of… COVER STORY Boost Steam-System Efficiency by Improving Condensate Recovery Pressurized condensate-return systems and flash-steam vent condensers offer opportunities for… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Artificial Intelligence: A New Reality for Chemical Engineers From process and materials development to maintenance and logistics, artificial… Protection Through Better Housekeeping Practices Using the hierarchy of controls can help guide housekeeping and… CHEMENTATOR
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A photocatalyst for reducing CO2 without precious metals The research group of professor Osamu Ishitani at the Tokyo… New catalysts enable CO2-neutral olefins production via methane reforming Today, olefins are mainly made either by naphtha cracking or… Artificial enzyme shows multiple selectivity Professor Kazuaki Ishigreo and colleagues at Nagoya University (Nagoya, Japan;… Co-electrolysis makes ‘green’ syngas in a single step Last month, Sunfire GmbH (Dresden, Germany; www.sunfire.de) reported the successful… Plasma-based electrolysis makes ammonia at ambient conditions Researchers from Case Western Reserve University (CWR; Cleveland, Ohio; www.case.edu)… Chementator Briefs New PDH capability A new catalyst for propane dehydrogenation (PDH)… Industrial-grade salt recovery from zero-liquid-discharge process A process that increases the water-recovery from reverse osmosis (RO)… A low-pressure process to leach metals from laterite ores Queensland Pacific Metals (Brisbane, Australia), a subsidiary of Pure Minerals… CO2-to-chemicals effort boosted by electrocatalytic process The quest to generate chemicals and fuels from exhaust or… BUSINESS NEWS Plant Watch February 2019 Plant Watch Lotte BP Chemical to expand petrochemicals production in… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL Air Coolers VersusShell-and-Tube Water Coolers As shown here, economical cooling is often achieved with a… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Pump Sizing Parameters A solid grasp of pump sizing allows engineers to make… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Oxygen Production via Cryogenic Distillation This column is based on “Oxygen Production – Cost Analysis,”… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Drones Autonomous inventory management for stockpiles This company has launched an… Focus on Filtration The launch of a filter press and ceramic-disc filters After… NEW PRODUCTS
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Use this handheld manometer in a wide range of pressures DM 9600 Series precision manometers feature a color touchscreen and… These long submersible pumps are hermetically sealed Two of this company’s eight-stage, sealless canned-motor pumps from the… Compact level transmitter with intelligent processing The Sitrans Probe LU240 (photo) is this company’s newest ultrasonic… Predictive maintenance improves pump diagnostics SafeGuard (photo) is a predictive maintenance solution featuring wireless access… A next-generation purge and pressurization system Designed for Class I or II/Div. 2 and Zone 2/22… A new safety controller with programming flexibility The Phoenix PLCnext Control RFC 4072S controller (photo) is the… Lighting design for calculated efficiency This company offers customized, optimized concepts for illuminating workspaces in… Onsite biocide generation for cooling systems This company has extended its Purate technology for chlorine dioxide… This radar level sensor makes cryogenic applications secure This company’s 80-GHz radar sensors (photo) are temperature-decoupled from the… A hybrid IT cooling system is very energy efficient The (LCP) DX/FC Hybrid liquid-cooling platform (photo) includes both a… This benchtop spray dryer expedites materials testing The PolarDry Model 0.1 electrostatic spray dryer (photo) retains the… Proprietary mixing technology for sanitary processes This company has developed a line of sanitary processors (photo)… A high-performance bead mill for viscous products The Visconomic+ high-performance bead mill (photo) was developed specifically for… A robust, drop-proof smartphone for rugged environments The RG650 (photo) is a rugged smartphone designed to withstand… Simulate piping systems with this updated software tool AFT Impulse 7 software (photo), a dynamic simulation and analysis… SHOW PREVIEWS Connected Plant Show Preview 2019 The 2019 Connected Plant Conference (www.connectedplantconference.com) is being held February…
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