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November 15, 2007
Global revenues for suppliers of air-pollution-control systems, services, consumables and components will reach...
http://www.che.com/news/Air-pollution-control_3510.html
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-537), is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
http://www.che.com/news/A-second-major-plant-for-a-new-PO-process_3511.html
November 15, 2007
A new process to produce titanium, called the TiRO process, has been developed by a team from CSIRO (Melbourne, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6901-538) through its Light Metals Flagship. The process is said to halve the cost of producing titanium metal components by: 1) Replacing the conventional Kroll-batch process with a more continuous process based on fluidized-bed (FB) technology; and 2) Using Ti’s...
http://www.che.com/news/A-less-expensive-way-to-produce-titanium_3512.html
November 15, 2007
The latest issues of the J. of Separation Sci. and the J. of Colloid Interface Sci. report on a new material, nanostructured silica, which can be functionalized to extract heavy metals (HMs), such as mercury, lead, cadmium and...
http://www.che.com/news/Extracting-HMs_3513.html
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
http://www.che.com/news/Solar-cells_3514.html
November 7, 2007
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts. The appendix contains a list of chemicals that, if possessed by a facility in a specified quantity, trigger a requirement to complete and submit an easy-to-use, online consequence assessment tool called a Top-Screen...
http://www.che.com/news/U-S-DHS-Publishes-Chemicals-of-Interest-List-for-Anti-Terrorism-Standards_3463.html
November 7, 2007
Total chemical-deal value for the first three quarters of 2007 exceeded total deal value for all of 2006 ($88 billion versus $51 billion, respectively), says a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers entitled Chemical Compounds. The quarterly report on the state of transactions in the global chemicals industry cites that deal volume has been consistently high through the first three quarters of...
http://www.che.com/news/New-study-Volume-of-2007-chemical-business-deals-likely-to-surpass-2006-levels_3465.html
October 31, 2007
The technology — now being demonstrated at the company’s booth with its lab-scale version (LabRAM) — generates acoustic waves via the resonant vibration of a simple, mechanically driven  agitator. At an 11:00 a.m. press conference today, Resodyn Acoustic Mixers Inc. of Butte, Montana (Booth 211) will be hosting a demonstration of its new, impeller-free mixing technology, which...
http://www.che.com/news/Resodyn-to-Unveil-Entirely-New-Mixing-Technology-at-Chem-Show_3437.html
October 31, 2007
“This is the first time since the early 1970s there have been four strong years in a row; every piston of the economic engine was running,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist for the American Chemistry Council “We have just come off of four years (2003–2006) of very strong global economic growth,” says Dr. Thomas K. Swift, chief economist and managing director...
http://www.che.com/news/The-economic-outlook-2008-and-beyond_3439.html
October 31, 2007
The winner of the 39th Kirpatrick Award is Axens Group Technologies. Pictured here at the award ceremony are (left to right) Charles Cameron, Director, Business Development (Axens); Manual Herrera, Principal Process Engineer (Axens); Rebekkah Marshall, Editor-in-Chief (CE); Nella Veldran, Publisher (CE); James MacArthur, Vice President, Engineering (Axens); J.L. Ross, Technology Manager (Axens) At Monday...
http://www.che.com/news/Kirkpatrick-Award-Gala-Honors-Chemical-Engineering-Champions_3440.html
October 24, 2007
Chemical Engineering announced today the release of its new beta website.  The completely retooled site and online information service will provide up-to-the-minute news and in-depth technical expertise from Chemical Engineering’s global team of chemical engineers, CPI professionals and journalists.  “The new che.com site simply capitalizes on Web-based technology to improve how...
http://www.che.com/news/Chemical-Processing-Industry-Information-Now-More-Accessible_3400.html
October 1, 2007
Genencor, the enzymes division of Danisco A/S (Copenhagen; edlinks.che.com/6900-544) and DONG Energy (Fredericia, both Denmark) are collaborating to...
http://www.che.com/news/Bioethanol_3372.html
October 1, 2007
  Silverado Green Fuel, Inc. (Vancouver BC, Canada; edlinks.che.com/6900-533) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority (Jackson) to build a demonstration plant in Choctaw County to produce a clean-burning “green” liquid fuel from the state’s plentiful lignite reserves. Scheduled for startup in 2009, the plant will convert 30,000 ton/yr...
http://www.che.com/news/Scaleup-is-planned-for-a-process-that-yields-a-fuel-oil-substitute-from-low-rank-coals_3373.html
October 1, 2007
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (Washington, D.C.) has launched a new Internet resource to help smaller...
http://www.che.com/news/Food-processing-aid_3374.html
October 1, 2007
  The ability of titanium dioxide to absorb ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) solar radiation has been increased 25% by researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, NY...
http://www.che.com/news/Nanoholes-improve-the-light-absorption-of-TiO2_3375.html
October 1, 2007
Metabolic Explorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand; edlinks.che.com/6900-535) and IFP (Rueil-Malmaison, both France; edlinks.che.com/6900-536) signed an agreement last month to accelerate the scaleup of Metex’s proprietary technology for...
http://www.che.com/news/Bio-bulk-chemicals_3376.html
October 1, 2007
The Chemical Business Area of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6900-542) is the new identity of what was formerly known as Degussa...
http://www.che.com/news/Degussa-name-change_3377.html
October 1, 2007
DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; edlinks.che.com/6900-531) has acquired hydrotreating technology for desulfurizing motor fuels and hydrocracking intermediate refinery streams from Process Dynamics, Inc. (Fayetteville, Ark.). The IsoTherming Hydroprocessing Technology differs from other hydrotreating processes in that hydrogen is dissolved in the liquid feed before the liquid enters the reactor, so the reactors...
http://www.che.com/news/This-hydrotreating-process-saves-hydrogen-catalyst-and-energy_3378.html
October 1, 2007
Rotec Design Ltd. (Brisbane, Queens-land, Australia; edlinks.che.com/ 6900-539), has filed a provisional patent application for an “Improved low heat rejection, high efficiency engine.” The engine is an improvement on the company’s Rotec EnviroDiesel Design (REDD), claimed to be the world’s first at-source diesel retrofit solution that simultaneously reduces particulate matter (PM)...
http://www.che.com/news/This-new-diesel-engine-boosts-fuel-efficiency-slashes-PM-and-NOx-emissions_3379.html
October 1, 2007
Although halons (brominated or chlorinated fluorocarbons) are widely used as fire suppressants and foaming agents, they also contribute to stratospheric ozone depletion. However, halons are potentially valuable chemicals that should not be destroyed, but rather converted to reusable chemicals, says Bogdan Dlugogorski, professor of chemical engineering in the school of...
http://www.che.com/news/Making-use-of-ozone-depleting-halons_3380.html
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