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April 1, 2007
The cost of producing ethanol promises to be reduced by 50% through a process being developed by TNO (Zeist, Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/6894-536). The reason for the dramatic cut is that ligno-cellulosic material is hydrolyzed in a single step, using concentrated sulfuric acid. In contrast, conventional hydrolysis is a two-step process in which...
January 1, 2007
For a biological denitrification process that selectively converts ammonia into nitrogen gas, Paques B.V. (Balk, Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/6891-536) was among the winners of the EEP environmental award, which was presented at Pollutec 2006 (Lyon, France; 28 November–December 1). Developed in collaboration with Delft University of Technology and the University of Nijmegen (both Netherlands), the...
January 1, 2007
Last month, after just two years, Maaike Kroon completed her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands; edlinks.che.com/6891-544) for developing a sustainable and inexpensive production process that enables reaction and separation operations to be performed in the same vessel. The process takes advantage of the unique properties of ionic liquids (ILs) and supercritical carbon dioxide by...
January 1, 2006
Measure more than pH with this non-glass meter This multiparameter meter measures pH, temperature, conductivity, total dissolved solids and salinity. Featuring a stainless steel pH probe and solid-state conductivity electrode, the IQ170 (photo, far left) is NEMA4X rated and can withstand harsh conditions says the manufacturer. — IQScientific Instruments, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif...
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