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This drum vacuum is equipped with double-filter protection
Precise, fast response when controlling large valves
These blenders deliver uniformity for both wet and dry materials
A stainless-steel drum lifter that provides ample support
Ceiling-mounted units outfitted with dynamic filtration chambers
A new decanter series for sludge dewatering
Focus on Agglomeration And Granulation
Mix steam and water for safe wash-downs
Precise dosing with multi-port, fluoroplastic valve blocks
Protect vacuum pumps from contamination with these traps
Process Chemicals

Advanced Polymer Recycling

Polymers like polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride and polyester have become ubiquitous in manufacturing. The properties of polymer-based materials that make them so desirable — they are generally cheap to produce and boast high chemical and thermal stability — also make them abundant, disposable and, in many cases, non-degradable. As... More
Pristine Processing

Mastering the Challenges of Air-Sensitive Materials

While air-sensitive materials may not be a part of every chemical process, certain catalysts, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) applications, inert gas welding, lithium-ion battery applications and other chemical processes do, indeed, require the inclusion of air-sensitive materials. And, when such materials are present at either research or... More
Operations & Maintenance

Control Valve Selection: True Cost Savings Are Available

New safety and environmental regulations, longer plant uptime and changes in maintenance practices have created new requirements across the chemical process industries (CPI). Among the plant equipment affected by these changes are control valves, since they are used in numerous applications in a variety of process conditions. Figures 1 and 2 show typical... More
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Kobe Steel’s compressor company opens in Brazil

Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; www.kobelco.com) announces that its subsidiary company, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil Ltda., has begun... More

New on-line material-selection guide for valves

A new online Material Selection Guide is available from DeZURIK (Sartell, Minn.; www.dezurik.com). This convenient web application... More
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Batch Processing

This laboratory processor speeds food-products development

Food manufacturers use the MaxxD Lab vacuum-processing unit to produce very small test batches. The unit processes liquid and semi-solid materials with an efficient... More
Engineering Materials

A new stabilizer introduced for biodiesel fuel

This company has added Baynox Extra, a highly concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel fuel, to its product range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of... More
Reaction Engineering

Bio-Based Chemicals Get Real

With bio-based chemical production growing, and several newer companies ready to enter commercial production, indications are that biologically derived chemicals will be an increasing force in the petrochemicals market. But bio-based chemical producers must confront the bottom-line requirements of product performance and cost, rather than riding their... More
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