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Green Solution for MTBE Problem

August 2, 2006 10:39 am | Comments

Even though methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is banned as a gasoline additive in half the states in the U.S., past spills and underground storage tank leaks continue to impair groundwater quality.

Advances in Flow Cytometry at Purdue

August 2, 2006 10:39 am | Comments

Using the same multispectral analysis concept that enables satellites to study the earth's surface, Purdue University researchers have developed a system that quickly determines the composition of cells and tissue for medical diagnostics and scientific applications.

New Material With Kevlar From DuPont

August 2, 2006 10:39 am | Comments

DuPont is beginning production of a high-performance material that the company believes will offer performance breakthroughs in a range of rubber-based products.


R & D Captures Essence of Fruit and Flowers: Sensory Treat

August 2, 2006 10:39 am | Comments

New research designed to build scientific understanding of fruit genes could revolutionize the way foods, cosmetics and perfumes are created.

Tip of the Month

August 2, 2006 10:39 am | Comments

Media filtration collectors with separate hoods and ducting are the best way to meet OSHA's new regulation limiting exposure to hexavalent chromium dust/fumes.

Rotary Palletizer

August 2, 2006 10:30 am | Comments

With its servo-driven rotary turntable, the enhanced Pro-Pal palletizer is designed to achieve up to 20 percent greater output, loading product from three to eight production lines simultaneously onto three to eight pallets at speeds up to four layers per minute.

Straight Frame Conveyors

August 2, 2006 10:30 am | Comments

Straight Frame “Move-It” conveyors are suited for horizontal or incline conveying to grinders, totes, or to the next work station. They also serve for under-press applications, box transfer, and scrap removal. An optional built-in chute collects parts or scrap for transport.

Bulk-Handling System

August 2, 2006 10:30 am | Comments

The twin-screw, poly-bag filling and net-weighing system eliminates labor-intensive handling of batching materials and ensures accurate amounts of materials in each batch.


Bulk Powder Cooling System

August 2, 2006 10:30 am | Comments

The high temperature model cools bulk solids with temperatures up to 1832-degrees F. For these very high temperatures, the system uses horizontal water-cooled tubes as the heat exchange surface. Bulk powder flows via gravity over the cooling tubes while indirectly cooled.

Practical Advice for Dealing With Heat Transfer Fluid

August 2, 2006 10:23 am | Comments

The service life of heat transfer fluid and related process efficiency can be increased by understanding how fluid breaks down and how to properly handle it.

The Sensor Is Not Always at Fault

August 2, 2006 10:15 am | Comments

The sensor gets blamed for many problems faced at process plants around the world.

One Year Later: A Story of Survival

August 2, 2006 10:09 am | Comments

Louisiana-based supplier to the chemical industry tells how his company triumphed over Katrina

Feeders in Milling and Micronization of Pharmaceutical Powders

August 2, 2006 10:03 am | Comments

Size reduction mills are used widely throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the reduction of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) as well as bulk pharmaceuticals and excipients such as lactose and hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.

RFID to Play Major Role in Chemicals

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

The U.S. electronic product code standards entity, EPC Global U.S., has rolled out a spreadsheet software tool that will allow chemicals manufacturers to make dollars-and-cents evaluations of how RFID can improve their operations and bottom line.

Biofuels: Cutting Through the Hype

August 2, 2006 9:42 am | Comments

Some talk of a tipping point while others refer to a bubble about to burst. The biofuels business has, without doubt, acquired a life of its own. That is hardly surprising.


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