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October 15, 2008
As environmental regulations continue to get tighter regarding oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other emissions, makers of burners and incinerators are working to develop equipment that not only meets or exceeds permissible emission levels, but also surpasses traditional operational capabilities. "It is true that environmental regulations are pushing us to come up with better technology," says...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Newsfront-Combustion-Equipment-Burning-for-You_4233.html
October 15, 2008
Last month, Donaldson Torit (Minneapolis, Minn.; www.donaldson.com) launched the Torit PowerCore dust collectors, which are up to 50% smaller than traditional baghouses. An extension of the firm’s patented PowerCore technology that has been proven in engine...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Chementator-Smaller-baghouses_4256.html
October 15, 2008
Last month, what is claimed as the first pilot plant in the world to demonstrate carbon-dioxide capture and storage (CCS) based on oxy-combustion came onstream next to Vattenfall´s 1,600-MW, lignite-fired Schwarze Pumpe power plant in Germany. The 30-MW pulverized-coal demonstration...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Chementator-Oxy-combustion_4254.html
October 15, 2008
Genencor, a div. of Danisco A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.danisco.com) and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (Akron, Ohio; www.goodyear.com) have started a research collaboration to develop a bio-based process for producing isoprene using renewable...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Bio-based-isoprene_4255.html
October 15, 2008
As part of the European BioDME project, Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) and Chemrec will design and build a new plant for producing dimethyl ether (DME). Located at the Smurfit Kappa...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Biomass-to-DME_4259.html
October 15, 2008
The DuPont cellulosic ethanol joint venture (JV), DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE; Itasca, Ill.; www.dupontdanisco.com), has broken ground for its first pilot-scale biorefinery and state-of-the-art biofuels research and development facility in Vonore, Tenn.  The JV has partnered with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, through Genera Energy LLC (www.generaenergy.net), to...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/DuPont-Danisco-JV-breaks-ground-for-biofuels-facility_4274.html
October 15, 2008
This month’s cover line "Approaching Zero Liquid Discharge" (see Cover Story, pp. 60 – 68) includes part of a growing vernacular that applies to water use in the chemical process industries (CPI) and beyond. Regardless of how differently the situation can be stated, there is a common concern: world water needs are growing, while suitable water supplies are limited — at least...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Editors-Page-Pooling-Water-Resources_4229.html
October 13, 2008
Mubadala Development Co. (Mubadala; www.mubadala.ae) and Veolia Water (www.veoliawater.com) have announced their intention to create a joint-venture company that will focus on water production and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Veolia-Water-and-Mubadala-launch-a-joint-venture-company_4271.html
October 6, 2008
Siemens (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/industry) announced the acquisition of the German company SG Wasseraufbereitung und Regenerierstation GmbH (SG Water). The Hamburg-based supplier specializes in water treatment solutions for laboratories and industrial organizations. SG Water’s electro-deionization systems and reverse osmosis technology for...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Siemens-takes-over-Hamburg-based-SG-Wasseraufbereitung-und-Regenerierstation_4263.html
September 15, 2008
Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control. Third Edition. By Martin B. Hocking. 30 Corporate Drive, Suite 400, Burlington, MA 01803. Web: wiley.com. 2006. 830 pages, $95.95. Reviewed by V. N. Lad, S. V. National Institute of Technology, Gujarat, India Sustainable development that incorporates energy efficient production practices and environmentally friendly process design are responsibilities...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/September-Bookshelf_4161.html
September 15, 2008
The need to conserve water is becoming a common concern throughout the world. Whether this is due to the cost of water, availability of water, or environmental concerns, water conservation is becoming a major focal point, both in the public and private sector. In those areas where renewable water resources are limited, and in regions where there are significant environmental concerns and costs associated...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Feature-Report-Water-Reuse-and-Conservation-in-the-CPI_4171.html
August 29, 2008
Cefic, representing the European Chemical Industry, and IBM  developed a state-of-the-art solution which will facilitate and ease the exchange of information between companies with the final goal to submit the registration dossiers as foreseen by the REACH Regulation. SIEFreach is a reliable and performing collaboration tool incorporating IBM software, hardware and services. The system went live on...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/IBM-and-Cefic-develop-state-of-the-art-REACH-solution-for-chemical-industry_4137.html
August 18, 2008
Siemens’ (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/energy) coal gasification technology has been selected for Canada’s first low-CO2 IGCC power plant. EPCOR Power Generation is planning to build an integrated gasification combined cycle power plant (IGCC) featuring carbon capture and storage in Genesee near Edmonton, Alberta. The demonstration plant, with an installed capacity of approximately 270...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Canadas-first-low-CO2-power-plant_4129.html
August 15, 2008
As fuel prices continue to rise, energy management is everyone’s business Market trends suggest that the demand for energy resources will rise dramatically over the next 25 years with the global demand for all energy sources forecast to grow by 57% and the U.S. demand for all types of energy expected to increase by 31% (see Figure 1). By 2030, it is expected that 56% of the world’s energy use...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Cover-Story-Making-Energy-Efficiency-Pay_4090.html
August 15, 2008
On July 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.) released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) soliciting public input on the effects of climate change and the potential ramifications of the Clean Air Act in relation to...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Chementator-EPA-Delays-GHG-Action_4116.html
August 15, 2008
A thermochemical process for converting biomass to ethanol, other biofuels and chemical intermediates will be developed jointly by Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) and the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, Colo.; www.nrel.gov). Under the agreement, NREL will combine its expertise in biomass gasification with Dow’s catalytic process for the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Dow-and-NREL-Join-Forces-in-a-Biomass-Gasification-Project_4102.html
August 15, 2008
Dow Chemical (Midland, Mich; www.dow.com) has started using a renewable energy source — methane from landfill gas — at its Dalton, Ga., plant where carpet latex is manufactured. As a result, carpet-backing products manufactured with the so-called Dow Lomax technology, are expected to receive up to five points under the renewable energy section of the new...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Taking-Advantage-of-Landfill-Gas_4108.html
August 15, 2008
Corn residue left in fermenters after ethanol production could find a future use as a filler in plastics through research being done at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (Brookings, S.D.; www.ars.usda.gov). The granular residue, called distiller’s dried grains (DDGs), is now used mainly for animal feed. Plastics would provide an additional market...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Plastics-A-New-Use-for-an-Ethanol-Coproduct_4110.html
July 15, 2008
Monitoring Our Atmosphere Please refer to the Editor’s Page, April 2008: Mr. Gerald Ondrey’s last sentence sums it up. "Ultimately, the only truly green solution is to reduce consumption — the second law of thermodynamics says so." Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R, Md.) speaks out plain and clear regarding energy policy, but colleagues respond politically and not...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/July-2008-Letters_3999.html
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