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Elevated CO2 increases plant uptake of organic and inorganic N in the desert shrub Larrea tridentata.

August 28, 2010 11:38 pm | by Oecologia (Berl) | Comments

Resource limitations, such as the availability of soil nitrogen (N), are expected to constrain continued increases in plant productivity under elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO(2)). One potential but under-studied N source for supporting increased plant growth under...

Last Thing You Need is a New Heat Exchanger

August 27, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

Properly diagnosing the root cause of a heat exchanger failure may save you the costs associated with recurring failures, system downtime or full replacement.

What to Consider when Handling Chemical Powders

August 24, 2010 10:24 am | by Hapman | Comments

Handling chemical powders is more complex than moving product from point A to B: Systems and processes that ensure safe and efficient processing are just as important.

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What Carbon Footprint?

August 23, 2010 9:24 am | Comments

Corus replaced multiple air pollution control systems with one Spooner Anguil regenerative thermal oxidizer, and in doing so, eliminated nearly 8,000 tons of carbon per year.

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Reverse Osmosis Requires Little Maintenance

August 20, 2010 8:53 am | Comments

The Koch Membrane reverse osmosis systems used by the Village of Tequesta have performed almost flawlessly, requiring little maintenance and no cleaning until they passed their eighth birthday.

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Getting More from Accounting

August 19, 2010 8:25 am | by JIM MANDT, Vice President of Technical Services, Metafile Information Systems Inc. | Comments

Migrating from a paper-based to a computerized process is only part of the accounting solution; true automation results when accounting systems deliver built-in intelligence.

Tuning the Forgotten Loop

August 18, 2010 8:57 am | by Stephen E. Rubin, President & CEO, Longwatch, Inc. | Comments

We can tune PID controllers, but what about tuning the operator?

Ethanol is Becoming a Bad Word

August 18, 2010 6:49 am | Comments

After BP famously branded itself as “beyond petroleum,” BlueFire Ethanol Fuels is moving “beyond ethanol,” starting with a new brand name: BlueFire Renewables.

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Why 'Big Mouth' Bulk Containers are Shrinking

August 16, 2010 12:08 pm | by Del Williams | Comments

Reducing the size and plastic content of wide-mouth, bulk containers pays off for food manufacturers, club stores, grocery chains, consumers and the environment.

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Amsterdam Gets Hooked Up to Real Time

August 13, 2010 5:31 am | Comments

When Alliander required to not only regulate, but also monitor alarms and flow measurement in real-time usage, Westermo pulled through.

Getting Everyone on the Same Project Page

August 12, 2010 8:05 am | Comments

To achieve its project management goals, ASML recognized that it would need ESI Intl. to help develop a methodology, then design and deliver the learning program.

Cheese Producer Puts Metal Detection to the Test

August 10, 2010 12:25 pm | Comments

Loma’s IQ3 metal detector provided Anthony Rowcliffe with a machine that can learn metal RFID tag signals and then eliminate them to focus on finding contaminants.

Dipping into the Future of Food Safety

August 10, 2010 6:28 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

Country Maid has always been devoted to food safety and quality, but its recently installed track-and-trace system puts the facility on the cutting edge of traceability.

Autocatalysis and organocatalysis with synthetic structures.

August 7, 2010 11:38 am | by Proc Natl Acad Sci | Comments

The discovery of ribozymes led to the proposal of an RNA world, where a single type of molecule was supposedly capable of self-replication and chemical catalysis. We show here that both autocatalysis and organocatalysis can be engineered into a synthetic structure. The compound...

Restore Your Refrigerator

August 6, 2010 12:04 pm | by Lynn Burge, Master-Bilt Products | Comments

Through a retrofit program, food manufacturers no longer have to buy a brand new walk-in cooler when the door is worn out.

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