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October 1, 2011
Velocys Inc. (Plain City, Ohio; www.velocys.com), a part of the Oxford Catalyst Group (Abingdon, U.K.; www.oxfordcatalysts.com), has been awarded the Kirkpatrick Award for Chemical Engineering Achievement from Chemical Engineering. The company’s winning technology features microchannel reactors for producing synthetic fuels. The award was announced at a reception September 12 in Houston. The...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/fuels/Compact-Reactors-Boost-Productivity_8516.html
October 1, 2011
Thermosiphon reboilers are the new standard in petroleum refineries and chemical plants. Nevertheless, approximately 50% of the world’s reboilers are kettles. In the realm of heat transfer, kettle reboilers have not been understood well. Last month, at ChemInnovations, however, Pete Parker, FRI’s president and my supervisor, cracked the knowledge barrier with insight from nothing other than...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_exchangers_condensers_and_coolers/A-window-into-kettle-reboiler-secrets_8501.html
October 1, 2011
At the 2nd Annual ChemInnovations Conference and Expo (Houston; September 13–15), Hemi-O Technologies LLC (Corpus Christi, Tex.; dixonengineering@gmail.com) introduced its patent-pending technology that enables external access to individual tubes in a heat exchanger while the exchanger is in service and operating at full capacity. The so-called Hemi-O (heat exchanger maintenance and inspection...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_exchangers_condensers_and_coolers/A-new-approach-to-maintaining-tubular-heat-exchangers_8513.html
September 28, 2011
Yesterday, U.S. District Court judge Paul Friedman denied a legal motion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.; www.epa.gov) that would have prevented environmental groups from challenging EPA's stay of proposed changes to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard for industrial boilers. While the decision was procedural, it suggests to ACC that the stay is...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/boilers_and_steam_handling/Court-decision-indicates-that-EPAs-Boiler-MACT-stay-is-at-risk-ACC-says_8520.html
September 27, 2011
Codexis, Inc. (Redwood City, Calif.; www.codexis.com) and Raizen Energia S.A. (Sao Paulo, Brazil; www.raizen.com) have signed a joint development agreement to develop an improved first-generation ethanol process with enhanced performance economics. Raizen is a joint venture between Shell and Cosan, and is Brazil's largest sugar and ethanol producer. Under the terms of the agreement, Raizen and Codexis will...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/fuels/Codexis-and-Raizen-to-improve-first-generation-ethanol-process-in-Brazil_8499.html
August 1, 2011
Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA;Washington, D.C.; www.epa.gov) proposed new emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emitted by industrial boilers and solid-waste incinerators (CISWI) based on the performance of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The so-called “boiler MACT” final rules were signed by the EPA Administrator on February 21...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/boilers_and_steam_handling/Boiling-uncertainty_8284.html
August 1, 2011
The CSF Steam Water Mixer reliably and safely delivers hot water at the required temperature for cleaning or wash-down applications, especially those in the food and...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/boilers_and_steam_handling/For-cleaning-applications-simply-mix-steam-and-water_8342.html
August 1, 2011
The GEASkid version of the NT Series is a plate heat exchanger (PHE) module with permanent standby function, comprising two completely independent PHEs designed to eliminate machine downtimes caused by maintenance. The GEASkid was developed...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_exchangers_condensers_and_coolers/Eliminate-downtime-with-a-skid-mounted-pair-of-PHEs_8332.html
August 1, 2011
A well designed and operated heat-transfer-fluid system is a key feature of a safe, reliable and cost-effective heating design. However, problems can arise if the heat-transfer fluid becomes heavily degraded or the system is allowed to accumulate solids and other process contaminants. These problems include the following: • Reduced heat-transfer rates • Diminished fuel efficiency • Flow...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_transfer_media/Heat-transfer-system-cleaning_8303.html
July 1, 2011
To make the modern materials we use every day, such as plastics, metals, electronics, pharmaceuticals, fuels and so on, strong acids are used to convert the earth’s raw materials into modern materials. In fact, so many tons of acid are used (200 million metric tones of sulfuric acid annually worldwide) that the gross domestic product (GDP) of most industrial nations are directly correlated to...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_exchangers_condensers_and_coolers/Heat-Exchangers-for-Hot-Acids-Material-Selection_8160.html
July 1, 2011
The VD and VDL drying ovens can dry samples completely without residues, scaling or oxidation, thanks to an innovative control concept. The temperature is controlled over the entire range...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/kilns_ovens_and_furnaces/Homogeneous-drying-achieved-with-this-oven_8159.html
July 1, 2011
This high-frequency crucible furnace with vacuum is suitable for induction melting of metals and metal alloys, for heat treatment and for sintering of oxide...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/kilns_ovens_and_furnaces/A-crucible-furnace-for-very-high-temperatures_8218.html
July 1, 2011
Metso (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) is supplying a 140-MWth biogasification plant to Vaskiluodon Voima Oy in Vaasa, Finland. When it starts up in December 2012, the €40-million gasification plant, which will be located next to the existing 565-MW coal-fired power plant, will convert biomass (mainly forest residues) into a so-called biogas that can be combusted with coal. The gasification facility...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/power_generation_and_transmission/Finland-becomes-the-home-of-a-large-biogasification-plant_8202.html
June 1, 2011
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington, D.C.) recently released the complete version of its Annual Energy Outlook 2011 (AEO2011; www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo), which includes projections for energy production, consumption, technology and market trends, and the direction they may take in the future for the world’s second-largest energy user. “EIA’s projections indicate...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/fuels/U-S-energy-mix-shifts_8088.html
June 1, 2011
The topic of fouling in heat exchangers has been of increasing interest in recent years, since it is so closely linked to the cost of building and running a chemical plant. It has been reported that fouling costs are about 0.25% of the gross national product (GNP) of highly industrialized countries, which, based on current estimates of GNP for the U.S. of $15 trillion, makes the staggering cost of fouling...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/heat_exchangers_condensers_and_coolers/Compact-High-efficiency-Heat-Exchangers-Understanding-Fouling_8087.html
May 20, 2011
ABB (Zurich, Switzerland; www.abb.com) has commissioned its first DynaPeaQ energy storage installation for U.K. Power Networks at a site north of Hemsby in Norfolk, England. DynaPeaQ was recently launched by ABB and is part of its family of FACTS (flexible alternating current transmission systems). It is an innovative combination of SVC Light (static var compensator) technology with a highly scalable...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/power_generation_and_transmission/ABB-commissions-dynamic-energy-storage-installation-in-the-U-K-_8073.html
May 19, 2011
A new Macrowave radio-frequency (RF) drying system provides greater efficiency than conventional web dryers and enables the high-speed drying of water-based patterned glue and coatings at line speeds previously...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/kilns_ovens_and_furnaces/RF-speeds-web-drying-saving-energy-and-floor-space_8062.html
May 1, 2011
GEA Air Treatment CAIRplus air-handling units for airflow from 3,000 to 23,000 m3/h are now available with adiabatic cooling. These models cool extracted air up to the saturation point. The cold produced by...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/Reduce-energy-consumption-with-adiabatic-cooling_7973.html
May 1, 2011
Combustion provides heat for many industrial processes and accounts for over 80% of the power used by turbines to generate electricity. Over the past several decades, regulatory action and concerns over environmental air pollutants, such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx), have pushed industrial process designers to develop burners that lower pollutant emissions and prompted manufacturers to switch to...
http://www.che.com/processing_and_handling/thermal_and_energy_mgmt/Burner-Design-for-Fuel-Flexibility-and-Efficiency_7978.html
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