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The 2020 Chopey Scholarship winner Chemical Engineering has been a long-time leading source for practical… COVER STORY Corrosion Protection with Direct-to-Metal Coatings Understanding the mechanisms driving corrosion-prevention technologies will help engineers to… Building a Sustainable Coatings Infrastructure Recent advancements in coatings technologies are driving the industry toward… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Virus Countermeasures Drive Worker Safety The COVID-19 threat has increased the urgency for implementing contagion-prevention… CHEMENTATOR
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Chementator Briefs-Aug 2020 Curing with less Pt Silicone-release coatings generally use a platinum-based… A step toward supercritical-carbon-dioxide power generation Construction is complete on a new building to house a… Making CO-rich syngas while avoiding carbon formation Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) has developed a new… Italian industry-academic collaboration yields prototype machine for making new masks The Marchesini Group S.p.A. (Pianoro Bologna, Italy; www.marchesini.com) and a… Commercial plant will recover salts from incinerator flyash Ragn-Sells AB (Sollentuna, Sweden; www.ragnsells.com) has partnered Hitachi Zosen Inova… Stainless-steel alloy for additive manufacturing QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Ill.; www.questek.com) has introduced a stainless-steel… New method makes nanocellulose composites industrially viable Cellulose nanoparticles are of great interest as constituents of polymer… Significantly reduce cyanide consumption in refractory gold-ore treatment Traditionally, cyanide consumption with conventional bio-oxidation residues is higher than… Turning plastic waste into high-quality winter diesel fuel Using a proprietary technique and Clariant’s (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) Hydex… BUSINESS NEWS CPI Business News - August 2020 Nouryon to build TBHP/TBA plant in Ningbo July 8, 2020… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Mechanical Pressure Gages in the CPI In today’s digital age, there is still a need for… Pressure Instruments: Avoiding the Harmful Effects of Hydrogen Under the right conditions, the smallest atom can attack and… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Heat-Transfer-System Maintenance During Slow Periods Periods of reduced heat-transfer-fluid (HTF) system operation offer opportunities for… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Cumene Production from Benzene This column is based on “Cumene from Benzene and RG… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Solids Handling This bulk-bag conditioner has a rotary lift platform The new… NEW PRODUCTS
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New technologies enhance metallic filter elements This company has launched a range of surface-modification technologies that… The next evolutionary level of explosion protection Similar to a process control system, the iQ Safety Cockpit… Modular cleaning system for tanks of all sizes The OC200 orbital cleaner (photo) rotates around the horizontal and… Ethernet safety I/O modules with IP67 protection The TBIP and TBPN full safety block input/output (I/O) modules… Custom-designed pre-filter vessel This company recently fabricated a pre-filter vessel constructed of 304L… A space-saving innovation for control boxes and cabinets With this company’s new cover-installation concept for Ex control boxes… Remote, IoT-enabled monitoring of AODD pumps SafeGuard (photo) is an IoT-enabled (internet of things) pump-monitoring system… A device for smart time-control applications The new multifunctional MACX-TR timer relays (photo) make simple time-control… A laboratory mixer for high-containment applications This company has built the smallest machine in its company… Diesel-tank level transmitters for oil-and-gas applications The Model 575 intrinsically safe level transmitter (photo, p. 24)… Non-intrusive measurement of very low liquid flows The Fluxus F721 XLF (photo) is a non-intrusive ultrasonic flowmeter… New PLC with explosion-proof options The HI-TBS programmable logic controller (PLC; photo) combines ultra-bright LED… Quantitative/qualitative analysis of gases at ambient pressure OmniStar (photo) and ThermoStar GSD 350 are compact, portable benchtop…
Champions of transformation While new and exciting technologies become available to us at… COVER STORY Sustainability Snapshot: Making Practical Progress In their own words, sustainability leaders from the chemical process… IN THE NEWS NEWSFRONTS Pressure Relief Technologies: Under Pressure to Perform Better Developments in pressure relief technologies respond to chemical processors’ need… CHEMENTATOR
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Converting solid waste to ketones Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, Calif.; www.lbl.gov) recently… Chementator Briefs Caprolactam Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; www.genomatica.com) recently announced the production… Validating hydrogen embrittlement models for steel tanks Hydrogen is transported in steel tanks and pipelines. However, H2… Commercializing vacuum-microwave drying for pharmaceuticals Vacuum-microwave drying for pharmaceuticals is much faster than other techniques,… Metabolic engineering allows robust, standardized fermentation that is predictive at scale Production of bio-based chemicals has important environmental, cost and functional… Bio-inspired textiles recover oil from water A technology that removes oil from the surface of water… Simultaneously treat many mixed-waste streams A team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI; Worcester,… Self-healing, recyclable solid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries Energy-storage researchers have been in search of safer electrolytes for… Centralized control system infrastructure At the ARC Industry Forum in February, Honeywell Process Solutions… BUSINESS NEWS Plant Watch - March 2020 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical to build hydrogen peroxide plant in Taiwan… TECHNICAL & PRACTICAL FEATURE REPORT Updating Legacy Rotating Equipment A brief look at the benefits of installing modern materials… Determining Overall Pump Lifecycle Costs Beyond the purchase price, there are other optimizable costs that… FACTS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Facts at your Fingertips: Distillation Trays and Packing Industrial distillation columns use either trays or packing to promote… TECHNOLOGY PROFILE Technology Profile: Polyoxymethylene Production This column is based on “Polyoxymethylene from Methanol and Acetic… SOLIDS PROCESSING Batch Drying: Maximizing Product Yields Use the strategies discussed here to maximize the yields of… EQUIPMENT & SERVICES FOCUS Focus on Corrosion Protection Simplified access to corrosion-monitoring data In January, this company introduced… NEW PRODUCTS
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A cloud-based platform to optimize efficiency and minimize production interruptions The InFocus Online Platform uses secure, near-realtime data to optimize… A new release of this incompressible-flow analysis software A new version of this company's hydraulic-flow analysis software, Fathom… Streamline bag-filling tasks with this new system The Material Master Powerfill Pro bulk-bag filler system (photo) features… A standardized environment to aggregate, visualize and analyze data Proficy Operations Hub 1.5 is designed to provide users with… Interpret clamp load within bolts, and monitor remotely Knowing the tension of critical joints is essential to safety,… Two new point-level instruments recently introduced The Liquiphant FTL51B and FTL41 vibrating-fork (vibronic) level instruments (photo)… These luminaires havea DALI interface This company has expanded its product range, adding modern explosion-protected… Ultra-compact weighing electronics for precision The Siwarex WP351 (photo) is one of the smallest electronic… New transfer tubing for biopharmaceutical applications BioPure silicone transfer tubing provides a safe, reliable and value-based… These liquid-ring pumps feature two drives The ELRi range of liquid ring pumps (photo) is designed… Programmable pressure switch with IO-Link and display The new model PSD-4-ECO programmable pressure switch (photo) enables pressure… Conductivity sensors designed for ultra-pure water The CS700 stainless-steel conductivity sensor (photo) covers a wide variety… A comprehensive digital platform for chemical data discovery Chemtiva is a new digital platform that is designed to… Rugged ball valves for all types of water-treatment processes The Ener•G ball valve (photo) is designed for municipal and… New level switches to optimize operations in solids applications The new range of Rosemount solids level switches (photo) was… New device delivers UV/IR sensing for hydrogen detection The FL500-H2 (photo) is an ultraviolet/infrared (UV/IR) flame detector designed… Hose adapters designed for maximum product safety This company’s Break-Away adapter (photo) is a break-away coupler designed… Dependable shutoff in severe service Clampseal throttling valves (photo) are appropriate for use in severe-service…
Technical salts and crystallization products have found a broad spectrum of different applications in the industrial sector in the past decades. One of the most frequently used salts is sodium chloride...
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