Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a food processing company, Battelle, a developer of new sciences and technology, and PolyOne Corp., a $2.7 billion polymer material and service provider, recently announced a collaborative effort to develop bio-based plasticizers that can be used to make softer, more flexible plastic products.
I recently learned that the makers of one of the most delicious entrees ever to grace a 7-Eleven’s counter has been in bankruptcy for the better part of the last four years.
Several hot tanks at the refinery are fitted with wireless temperature transmitters as a cost-effective means of keeping control room operators informed of internal tank conditions. This enables them to maintain temperature uniformity in the tanks, thereby preventing the formation of cold spots in which trapped moisture can lead to extensive damage-with repairs costing up to $200,000 per tank, according to the company.
Efficiency. Whether it's energy, cost, time, I think we can all agree efficiency is crucial to success in the processing industry. As I think about all the forms of efficiency on the minds of processing plant engineers and managers, it gets me thinking: what about workplace efficiency?
Bullet List Performance of the MBR System. The most important consideration in the retrofit of an existing MBR is the performance of the biological system. In many cases, poor performance in the bioreactor will result in problems with membrane performance. In such situations, changes to the biological treatment system may be needed to improve the system. Simply changing the membrane modules may not be sufficient.
By Jeff Reinke In light of the somewhat overwhelmingly negative economic news that we’ve all been inundated with, I found it refreshing when a release to the contrary came across my computer screen.
Chem.Info editor Carrie Ellis sounds off about the value that can be unearthed at industry events like National Manufacturing Week and Schneider Electric's Initi@tive 2008
By Bob Zak Industrial manufacturers consume roughly one-third of the power utilized in the US. This fact is not lost on utilities and energy service providers.
Ford Mennel is a plant manager for The Mennel Milling Co., a fifth-generation family flour-milling company (founded in Roanoke, VA, in 1886) that enjoys a reputation for quality, service and uniformity of product.
Operating two regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) for the last 25 years, Soliant LLC of Lancaster, SC considered what repairs were needed to keep them operating reliably
Chemical companies are faced with increasingly global supply chains, shorter delivery timelines and tighter product specifications at a time when production costs are rising across the board, from raw materials to energy.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) plans to establish a greater presence in China, following the appointment of Dr. Yan Tsaur as the country’s first IChemE operations director.
Maska is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of sheaves, bushings, couplings and related mechanical power transmission components, whereas Baldor markets, designs and manufactures industrial electric motors, power transmission products, drives and generators.
Chemineer Inc. recently released a Water and Wastewater Treatment market brochure featuring an overview of its extensive product line that satisfies a range of applications in the water and wastewater industry.