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January 1, 2011
In recent years, a number of factors have further emphasized the importance of solvent selection in the chemical process industries (CPI). These include the increasing regulatory scrutiny leveled on industrial solvents, and an effort by CPI companies to reduce the environmental, health and safety (EHS) impact of their solvent use. In addition, specialized, high-performance solvents are available for some...
November 1, 2010
Much attention over the past two years has been focused on alternative energy and green chemistry. So it is particularly appropriate that Chemical Engineering’s (CE) 2010 Personal Achievement Award recognizes two individuals with expertise in those fields. Last month, at an award ceremony held at the ChemInnovations Conference and Exhibition in Houston, Tom McGowan, a longtime consultant in biomass...
February 1, 2010
Many reactions, extractions, separations and other operations in the chemical process industries (CPI) involve the use of organic solvents. In addition to handling and disposal issues, organic solvents can pose a number of environmental concerns, such as atmospheric and land toxicity. In many cases, conventional organic solvents are regulated as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, certain...
January 1, 2009
Lummus Technology, a CB&I company (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) and SYN Energy Technology Co. (Dalian, China; www.syn.ac.cn) have signed a global, cooperative market agreement to license a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process. The technology, called DMTO, was developed by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Dalian, China), which has a controlling interest in...
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