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Keeping Drinkable Water Above Water

August 13, 2009 5:43 am | News | Comments

IBM has unveiled a novel membrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide.

Is Algae The Biofuel Answer?

August 13, 2009 5:41 am | News | Comments

Algae are capable of generating 33,000 gallons of oil per acre per year (while corn can produce a mere 30), but how is this kind of oil best produced? Valcent Products Inc.

Destroyed In Seconds

August 13, 2009 5:37 am | News | Comments

In 1988, a chemical fire ignited at PEPCON, a rocket fuel manufacturing plant in Henderson, NV, but that's not all. In danger of going up immediately thereafter was 6 million pounds of rocket fuel held in the facility's storage area, which explodes only seconds later.

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Army Finds WWI Chemical Weapon In D.C.

August 12, 2009 10:44 am | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its search for World War I-era chemical weapons in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood after workers found an open glass flask containing traces of the chemical agent mustard.

A Design With Chemicals In Mind

August 12, 2009 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Watson-Marlow has launched the 520RE peristaltic pump for chemical injection applications in the industrial wastewater market. According to the company, ideal for accurate metering, dosing and transferring, this peristaltic pump provides: Flows from 55 GPH at 30 PSI to 7 GPH at 100 PSI.

Quake Disrupts Corning Glass Plant In Japan

August 12, 2009 7:17 am | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Corning Inc. said Tuesday its output of liquid-crystal-display glass will be lower than expected in the third quarter after an earthquake halted glass production at a plant in Japan.

Venezuela Considers Seizing Pfizer Plant

August 12, 2009 7:10 am | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela's government may seize control of a shuttered medicine plant that belongs to Pfizer Inc. Commerce Minister Eduardo Saman says the government could takeover the plant if an agreement to get the factory operating again cannot be reached.

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Remote Mobile Biodiesel Unit

August 12, 2009 6:48 am | News | Comments

In California, the U.S. Navy, Biodiesel Industries and Aerojet announced that they have

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Look - It's Got Wheels!

August 12, 2009 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cablevey Conveyors has launched a portable conveyor that feeds multiple inlets and reduces operator cost by making a dedicated conveyor for each inlet unnecessary.

Shearing Mixer Inefficiencies

August 12, 2009 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to Charles Ross & Son, its MegaShear inline high-shear mixer is the first to combine high flow rates without an auxiliary pump, high tip speeds and ultra-high shear rates all in a single pass.

Stack Opacity Measurement & Dust Monitoring

August 12, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Land Model 4500 Mk III from AMETEK combines 3 patented technologies to make it the most accurate and reliable stack opacity measurement and dust concentration monitoring instrument available.

New-Age Thermoplastic Rubber Tubing

August 12, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

NewAge® Industries recently released its Suprene thermoplastic rubber (TPR) tubing in 2 grades - industrial and FDA. Produced in 64A or 80A hardnesses, the FDA grade is autoclavable, appropriate for clean applications and compliant with NSF-51 (80A material only).

Full Speed In Reverse

August 12, 2009 5:22 am | Blogs | Comments

By Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Chem.Info I know, I know, the U.S. auto industry has been an easy target for quite a while now, but a release came across my screen last week that made putting it back within the crosshairs of my keyboard way too appealing.

Kraft Reduces Worldwide Water Use By 21 Percent

August 12, 2009 4:18 am | News | Comments

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Water is an essential ingredient for creating delicious foods. But experts warn that it's becoming increasingly scarce. In fact, the United Nations suggests more than one in six people worldwide don't have ample access to safe water.

Pennsylvania Chemical Company Restarts Idled Plant

August 12, 2009 4:08 am | News | Comments

PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) - An idled chemical plant in western Pennsylvania is getting back to business this week, with all of its more than 250 workers expected back by next week. Indspec Chemical Corp.'s plant is in Petrolia, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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