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Pursuing the potential of hydrogen Hydrogen’s potential for playing a significant role in the global… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Workforce 4.0: The Human Side of Digital Transformation As chemical process industries (CPI) companies continue to experiment with,… The Changing Face of Simulation Easier-to-use features and simplified integration lead to new applications for… CHEMENTATOR
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Geothermal brine may be a new U.S. source of lithium Currently the U.S. has only one domestic source of lithium,… This process may produce lithium from borate process waste Rio Tinto (London, U.K.; www.riotinto.com) will shortly start up a… A microbe for making chemicals and biofuels from brown algae A research team from Pohang University of Science and Technology… Novel catalyst for transforming polyethylene into lubricants and waxes Efficient upcycling of post-consumer plastics, such as polyethylene (PE), is… Solvent chemistry is key for cleaner oil-sands processing Petroteq Energy Inc. (Sherman Oaks, Calif.; www.petroteq.energy) has achieved continuous… Electro-swing adsorption separates CO2 from mixed gases at any concentration Effectively separating carbon dioxide from combustion exhaust or directly from… Machine learning helps achieve a five-fold boost in formaldehyde yield Chemistry professor Oliver Trapp and his colleagues at the Ludwig… Lower-cost engineered composites for transportation infrastructure applications Engineered cementitious composites (ECCs) are concrete-like materials with exceptional ductility… Pursuing methanation as a means to recycle CO2 By the end of fiscal 2019, commissioning and continuous operation… Chementator Briefs Direct route to PG Dow Inc. (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) and… BUSINESS NEWS Plant Watch: December 2019 Plant Watch Wacker starts up new silicon-metal production plant in… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Standard ASME B16.5 Flanges: Bolt Tightening and Target Loads Using the approach outlined here, piping engineers can select the… Interpreting Normalized Profitability Metrics Normalized profitability metrics provide a basis for comparing the efficiency… Storage Tanks: Snapshots of Failures, Damages and Inspections Lessons learned from past failures provide insight and know-how needed… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Agglomeration Processes Agglomeration converts fine powder particles into larger ones by introducing… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Ethylene oxide production from ethylene This column is based on “Ethylene Oxide Production from Ethylene… ENGINEERING PRACTICE Selecting the Right Thermodynamic Models for Process Simulation Software that enables complex processes to be simulated continues to… ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER How a Waste Treatment Plan Can Improve Your Bottom Line Although waste is unavoidable in industrial processes, many companies are… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Valves Safe combustible-dust-explosion isolation Isolation is essential to protect adjoining system… NEW PRODUCTS
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This power supply has a new IO-Link Communication Module The Pro 2 line of power-supply units (PSU; photo), with… Data connectors for Ethernet and Profinet The new, two-piece M8 circular connectors for data transmission (photo)… Decentralized field unit for measuring water parameters The modular Online Analysis System for measuring water quality is… Software for comprehensive pipeline management PipePatrol (photo) is a comprehensive suite of software modules for… New technology enables biogas optimization The MGP261 is a new Ex-certified inline multigas measurement instrument… New filtration media adds strength and cleanability Introduced at Filtech (Cologne, Germany; October 22–24), Sinterflo FMC (photo)… Direct, in-situ assessment of critical catalyst properties The new in situ catalyst-characterization system (ICCS; photo) delivers high-performance… Rugged scales handle logistical tasks The AGB and AGF range of bench and floor scales… A fully integrated, loop-powered displacement transmitter The DT-12x Series of transmitters (photo) are loop-powered displacement transmitters… Intrinsically safe smartwatch for use in hazardous areas The new Smart-Ex Watch 01 (photo, p. 31) is said… See filter status in real time with this software solution This company offers a solution for precise monitoring of the… A new volumetric feeder for additive dispensing systems The new VMF-90D volumetric screw feeder (photo) is an automatic… AI improves asset monitoring and maintenance planning The Maximo Asset Monitor (photo) is a new remote-monitoring platform… High-volume twin-screw feeder delivers precision The Model TSF twin-screw feeder (photo) is designed for precise…
Minimizing waste takes center stage Growing awareness of and concerns about the impact of waste… COVER STORY Computational Fluid Dynamics for Driving Engineering Productivity This article provides an overview of how computational fluid dynamics… Portable CFD: Build Interpolation Models from CFD results Portable laptop computers and smartphones can be used to emulate… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Improved Water Treatment Technologies Make Waves Greener chemistries and equipment advances provide more sustainable water-treatment options… The New Era of Sustainable Supply Chains To improve sustainability, materials manufacturers are welcoming new digital technologies… CHEMENTATOR
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Reducing emissions from the manufacturing of carbon fibers Carbon fibers are typically fabricated by the oxidation of a… Rechargeable MnO2-Zn batteries with a higher voltage Researchers at the City University of New York Energy Institute… Making chemicals by artificial photosynthesis Last month, Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) and Siemens… Modifying waste biomass to catalytically degrade pollutants Sewage and wastewater often contain pollutants and environmental hormones (endocrine… Symmetrical fuel-cell design simplifies CO2 conversion A new carbon-utilization technology developed by SeeO2 Energy Inc. (Calgary,… A control valve with built-in flowmeter On September 19, Focus-On (Dordrecht, the Netherlands; www.focus-on-process.com) — a… A new platform for atmospheric monitoring Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU; Singapore; www.ntu.edu.sg) have developed… Chementator Briefs Natural wax coating Researchers from Aalto University (Finland; www.aalto.fi) have… Converting hazardous phenols into luciferin Phenolic compounds, such as chloro- and nitrophenols, are potentially hazardous… BUSINESS NEWS Business News - November 2019 Plant Watch Arkema to expand PVDF plant in Changshu October… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Heat Exchangers: Designing for Super-critical Fluid Service Working with supercritical fluids poses challenges when designing heat exchangers.… ASTM Standards For Heat Transfer Fluids This practical overview of ASTM standards can serve as a… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Pneumatic Conveying Challenges Among the key benefits offered by pneumatically conveying bulk solids… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Nitrile Rubber Production This column is based on “Nitrile Rubber Production – Cost… ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER Preparing for a Successful Security Audit Facing a site security audit might seem daunting, but proper… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Packaging Label applicator with enhanced IoT capabilities The Herma 500 Label… NEW PRODUCTS
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These new drives feature enhanced safety functionality The new Sinamics G120X drive (photo) is designed for use… New monitoring edge device accelerates asset digitalization The AMS Asset Monitor edge analytics device (photo) digitizes data… New analyzers measure binary gas sorption The IGA-003-MC (photo) is a turnkey system for binary gas… This dryer features a unique refrigeration technology The Subfreezing Dryer (photo) provides a –4ºF pressure dewpoint at… This new ribbon mixer improves plant hygiene The model HD-3.5-9-SS ribbon blender features an integral bag-dump station… This technology cleans drains without scrubbing or rinsing Oxywave (photo) is a two-part drain cleaning program that cleans… New control capabilities for single- or dual-pump processes This company has released two new level-control panels — the… New solenoid metering pumps with a small footprint Featuring a durable, low-maintenance solenoid drive equipped with double-ball valves,… A desktop SEM for additive manufacturing verification Phenom ParticleX (photo) is a desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM)… New flow and energy meters for non-invasive measurements The Dynasonics TFX-5000 ultrasonic clamp-on flow and energy meters (photo)… This monitoring platform has built-in cybersecurity The Orbit 60 Series (photo) is a next-generation condition-monitoring and… Turbo blowers added to this company's product portfolio This company has added PillAerator turbo blowers (photo) to its… New software platform scales industrial cybersecurity The Forge Cybersecurity Platform (photo) improves cybersecurity performance at a…
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