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February 15, 2008
PCM (Paris, France; edlinks.che.com/7369-541) has introduced what is claimed to be the world’s first all-metal progressing cavity pump (PCP). PCM Vulcain is capable of pumping extremely hot (350°C) and viscous fluids, making it particularly...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Pumping-hot-oil_3690.html
February 15, 2008
Valencent Products, Inc. (El Paso, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7369-544) and Global Green Solutions, Inc. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada; edlinks.che.com/7369-545) are in the final stages of commercializing their patented Vertigro process, which includes the growing and harvesting of algae, and extraction of oil from...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Algae-based-biodiesel_3692.html
February 15, 2008
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM; Decatur, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7369-547), Bayer CropScience AG (BCS; Leverkusen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/7369-548) and Daimler AG (Stuttgart, Germany) have...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-push-for-Jatropha_3693.html
February 15, 2008
Transfield Services Ltd. (edlinks.che.com/7369-549) and WorleyParsons Ltd. (both North Sydney, Australia; edlinks.che.com/7369-550) have been selected to construct two mobile-desalination units (MDU) for contingency use in the Brisbane River. The project is expected to provide 100-million...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Desalination-barges-based-on-reverse-osmosis_3694.html
February 15, 2008
Technical innovations in light emitting diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaics have consistently reflected the similarities between the two technologies. In fact, research groups at many universities, such as  the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.; www.umich.edu) and the University of Southern California (USC; Los Angeles, Calif.; www.usc.edu), are studying both simultaneously. With pressing consumer...
http://www.che.com/news/Photons-to-electrons-and-vice-versa_3697.html
February 11, 2008
New York, NY - February 8, 2008 - Chemical Engineering, the world’s leading provider of the latest technology pertaining to the chemical process industries, today launched the Chemical Engineering Online Career Center. The new online feature complements the current print classified section in Chemical Engineering magazine with a robust chemical job search engine, and over 800 job postings spanning...
http://www.che.com/news/Chemical-Engineering-Launches-Online-Career-Center-for-Expanding-Chemical-Web-Community_3658.html
January 28, 2008
1. How has globalization affected your customer base and what do you see on the horizon to meet those challenges? Many of our customers are adopting new ways of working to stay ahead in this competitive global market. Outsourcing, insourcing, offshoring and online workgroups all create a totally new business environment. In line with these developments, our corporate mission is now focused on taking...
http://www.che.com/news/An-Interview-with-Martijn-Janmaat-President-and-CEO-BlueCielo-ECM-Solutions_3644.html
January 15, 2008
  At the beginning of 2008, it’s clear that global economic growth is slowing. The housing downturn has adversely affected the U.S., and the ensuing credit problems (and tightening) have spread to other nations. A key issue is whether or not the weakness has done enough damage to tip the economy toward recession. The general consensus is that it is likely that the U.S. will avoid a downturn but...
http://www.che.com/news/Newsfront-CPI-Capital-Spending-Outlook-for-2008-and-2009_3598.html
January 15, 2008
As long as the chemical process industries (CPI) have existed, catalysts have been backstage supporting, if not leading, their progress. And, as much of the chemical industry’s current research efforts center around producing cleaner products, such as transportation fuels and energy sources in a greener way, the same can be said about catalyst development. Certainly, a major reason for the clean and...
http://www.che.com/news/Newsfront-Cleaning-up-with-Catalysts_3599.html
January 15, 2008
It is likely that in your work, you have crossed paths with a person you admire for a career involving excellence in chemical engineering. If you would like to recognize this individual’s accomplishments, nominate him or her for our 2008 Award for Personal Achievement in Chemical Engineering. The aim of this award, which Chemical Engineering has offered biennially since 1968, is to honor individuals...
http://www.che.com/news/Newsfront-Call-for-Nominations-Personal-Achievement-Award_3600.html
January 15, 2008
At Pollutec 2007 (Paris, France; November 27 – 30), Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Paris, edlinks.che.com/7368-531) introduced the next generation of its Actiflo clarifier process for potable and process water — Actiflo Turbo. Like its predecessor, the patented Actiflo Turbo process uses microsand to enhance flocculation and settling, which makes the process quicker to startup, more...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Save-Space-Money-and-Water-with-This-New-Clarifier-Process_3612.html
January 15, 2008
Toyo Engineering Corp. (TEC; Narashino, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7368-532), Modec Inc. (Tokyo, both Japan) and Velocys Inc., (Plain City, Ohio) have agreed to jointly develop a commercial gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant to be installed on a mobile platform or ship for monetizing small-to-medium sized natural gas fields. The project has the potential to utilize more than 3,000-trillion ft3 of natural gas that is...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-A-New-Offshore-GTL-Production-System-Takes-Advantage-of-Microchannel-Reactors_3613.html
January 15, 2008
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7368-533) is marketing a new process that captures carbon dioxide from flue gas (FG) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The KM-CDR process uses a proprietary amine-based solvent (KS-1) in a packed column to absorb and regenerate CO2 with less energy than conventional CO2 -recovery processes and with "far less" solvent loss...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-This-CO2-Recovery-Process-Set-to-Enhance-EOR_3614.html
January 15, 2008
Metallic nanoparticles are usually produced by wet chemical methods, often using toxic and flammable substances, or by physical methods such as evaporation and laser ablation. A group from the Laboratory for Sustainable Technology, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, at the University of Sydney (Australia; edlinks.che.com/7368-534), has been experimenting with the synthesis of nanoparticles of...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Using-Living-Plants-to-Synthesize-Metallic-Nanoparticles_3615.html
January 15, 2008
A prototype solar reactor that will break carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen, or split water into hydrogen and oxygen, will be started up this spring by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, N.M.; edlinks.che.com/7368-535). The ultimate goal of the so-called "Sunshine to Petrol" project is to recycle sequestered CO2 and combine the CO product with H2 to synthesize...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-This-Solar-Reactor-Will-Recycle-Carbon-Dioxide_3616.html
January 15, 2008
A method for the purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in four sequential steps — oxidative pretreatment, acid treatment, silica dissolution, and froth flotation — has been proposed by a team from the Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand; edlinks.che.com/7368-536). Team leader Sumaeth Chavadej says the...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Purification-of-Single-walled-Nanotubes-Using-Froth-Flotation_3617.html
January 15, 2008
Rentech, Inc. (Los Angeles, Calif.; edlinks.che.com/7368-537) will build its first commercial synthetic fuels plant, using the company’s proprietary Fischer-Tropsch (FT) process, near Natchez, Miss. The plant will gasify locally purchased petroleum coke or barged-in coal, along with at least 5% biomass. The resultant syngas of H 2 and CO will be converted to straight-chain waxy...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Commercialization-Is-Set-for-a-Fischer-Tropsch-Process_3618.html
January 15, 2008
Researchers from the University of Glasgow (U.K.; edlinks.che.com/7368-539) have designed a device that can detect pollutants, then generate its own electricity to power an early warning system. The self-powered sensor consists of a...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Self-powered-Sensor_3620.html
January 15, 2008
Basell Corp. (Frankfurt, Germany; edlinks.che.com/7368-540), the National Gas Co. of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), Ltd. (NGC) and the National Energy Corp. of T&T, Ltd. (NEC; both Point Lisas, Port of Spain)...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Gas-to-Polypropylene_3621.html
January 15, 2008
Last month, the European Parliament (Brussels, Belgium) approved a new air-quality directive, which sets, for the first time, binding standards for fine particles. The directive on air quality is one measure outlined in the 2005 Thematic Strategy on air...
http://www.che.com/news/Chementator-Fine-Particles_3622.html
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