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February 25, 2008
A persistent shortage of potable water in the City of Algiers, Algeria was eased today as the $250-million Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant (SWDP) was officially opened by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Jeff Garwood president and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies (Trevose, Pa.; www.ge.com/water), a unit of General Electric Company. Completed on time and on budget in 24 months, the...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Africas-largest-desalination-plant-inaugurated_3681.html
February 15, 2008
A durable flowmeter for remote applications outdoors A thermal-dispersion, mass-flow sensing technology, the ST50 Flow Meter Series (photo) boasts ±1% accuracy (repeatability ±0.5%) for 2 – 24-in. line sizes and a built-in temperature compensation for reliable measurement over a 40 – 100°F temperature range. There is almost no pressure-drop, according to the firm. The ST50...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/Focus-on-Flowmeters_3666.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/regions/north_america/Photons-to-electrons-and-vice-versa_3697.html
February 15, 2008
Last month, Benefuel, Inc. (Mt. Prospect, Ill.; edlinks.che.com/7369-533) established an exclusive global agreement with Süd-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. (SCIL; New Delhi) whereby SCIL will manufacture proprietary solid-acid catalysts for Benefuel’s biodiesel production facilities around the world. The patent-pending catalysts — developed by Benefuel in collaboration with the National Chemical...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Commercial-production-and-debut-of-a-new-solid-acid-catalyst-for-making-biodiesel_3684.html
February 15, 2008
Johnson ElectroMechanical Systems, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.; edlinks.che.com/7369-536) in conjunction with professor Heshmat Aglan of Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, Ala.; edlinks.che.com/7369-537) has received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) to further develop the firm’s solid-state heat engine technology. The device operates like a fuel cell to generate electricity by...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-New-solid-state-heat-engine-cycles-H-2-through-MEA-like-a-fuel-cell_3686.html
February 15, 2008
Airborne contaminants can be identified within 2 – 3 s with a new sensor developed by researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara and Stanford University (Calif.). The researchers have founded a company, SpectraFluidics, Inc. (Santa Barbara; edlinks.che.com/7369-539) to commercialize the detector. The instrument employs free-surface microfluidics to absorb molecules directly...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Sensor-uses-microfluidics-to-sniff-for-airborne-contaminants_3688.html
February 15, 2008
A team of researchers from MIT’s (Cambridge, Mass.; edlinks.che.com/7369-540) chemical and mechanical engineering departments, in association with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.), has developed oil-repellent surfaces with likely separations and safety applications for the chemical process industries. Due to the high-surface-tension of water (γlv = 72.1...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Super-oleophobic-materials-promise-revolutionary-membranes_3689.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/regions/north_america/us/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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-A-push-for-Jatropha_3693.html
February 13, 2008
PetroChina Petrochemical Co. has selected Dow’s (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology for its new 300,000-m.t./yr PP facility, and Aker Kvaerner (Oslo, Norway; www.akerkvaerner.com) will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.   The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-and-Aker-Kvaerner-selected-for-PP-project-in-China_3659.html
February 4, 2008
DuPont completed its purchase of Chemtura Corp.’s fluorine chemicals business.  The move is part of DuPont’s strategy to expand its fluorochemicals business offerings; enhance its presence in specialty businesses such as the fire extinguishants...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-Acquires-Chemtura-Fluorine-Chemicals-Business_3653.html
January 30, 2008
SCG-Dow Group, a joint venture (JV) of The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) and Siam Cement Public Co. Ltd. (SCG; www.scg.co.th), announced today that it is in the final stage to plan and build a specialty elastomers train at the joint venture's Map Ta Phut site in Thailand. The specialty elastomers train is expected to commence operations in 2011. "This new...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/SCG-Dow-plan-specialty-elastomers-plant-in-Thailand_3651.html
January 17, 2008
Peru Copper Syndicate has awarded Aker Kvaerner Metals, Inc. (Tuscon, Ariz.; www.akerkvaerner.com) a $11.5-million contract for the provision of technical services for basic engineering and additional...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Aker-Kvaerner-lands-contract-for-copper-project-in-Peru_3631.html
January 17, 2008
The Energy & Chemicals Group of the Shaw Group Inc. (Baton Rouge, La.; www.shawgrp.com) has been awarded a contract to provide proprietary technology, engineering and procurement services for two 200,000 m.t./yr acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plants for Tianjin Dagu Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. The plants will be located in Tianjin Industrial Park, Lingang Industry Area, in the city of Tianjin...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Shaw-wins-contract-for-two-ABS-plants-in-China_3632.html
January 15, 2008
Less "Balling" of Dry Powder with This Mixer Outfitted with three independent agitators, the Triple Action Disperser promises a low energy and fast method for mixing high-quality dry powders into liquid dispersions. Its design allows for a controllable vortex and powder wetting, preventing the "balling" typical of powders on liquid surfaces. The disperser is available in 350 to 20,000 L...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/Focus-on-Mixers_3609.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/regions/north_america/Chementator-Gas-to-Polypropylene_3621.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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Save-Space-Money-and-Water-with-This-New-Clarifier-Process_3612.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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-This-Solar-Reactor-Will-Recycle-Carbon-Dioxide_3616.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/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Commercialization-Is-Set-for-a-Fischer-Tropsch-Process_3618.html
January 15, 2008
Gulf Ethanol Corp. (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/7368-541) recently acquired an exclusive license to the vortex-implosion-disintegrator technology...
http://www.che.com/regions/north_america/us/Chementator-Bioethanol_3623.html
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