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Industrial Production Marks First Gain In Nine Months

August 14, 2009 6:15 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Production from the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose more than expected in July, with the first gain in nine months driven by increased output from auto companies. The increase provides more evidence that the worst recession since World War II is easing.

Daehan Workers File Hazardous Workplace Lawsuit

August 14, 2009 6:07 am | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Daehan Solutions employees have filed suit in Lowndes County accusing the Hyundai supplier of operating a hazardous workplace because of chemicals in the air at the Alabama plant. The 93 workers filed the suit Wednesday against Daehan and 28 other defendants.

Arizona Sheriff Raids Plant

August 14, 2009 6:01 am | Comments

August 14, 2009 PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration sent deputies into a Phoenix paper plant where they arrested 44 employees suspected of identity theft or immigration violations.

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iPhone Built For Chemical Processing Plants

August 14, 2009 5:37 am | Comments

By Luke Simpson, Associate Editor, Chem.Info The Apple Insider reported on Thursday that Apple is working on new technologies that would make touch-screen devices like the iPhone easy to use and read in unstable industrial applications.

Points To Ponder Before Purchasing A Pump

August 14, 2009 5:28 am | Comments

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DuPont Combines Businesses, Reorganizes Leadership

August 13, 2009 1:02 pm | Comments

DEBORAH JIAN LEE AP Energy Writer - August 13, 2009 WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - DuPont said Thursday its finance chief will move to a new role and its chief operating officer will retire as the chemical maker consolidates 23 businesses into 14, in a bid to streamline its business.

Top 10 Technologies: Ultrasonic Technologies — Ultrasound Shakedown

August 13, 2009 11:31 am | Comments

You can find ultrasound in several industrial processes, but the trend toward using sonochemistry (driving and accelerating chemical reactions through the application of ultrasonic energy) for size reduction and oil processing applications is garnering the most attention these days.

Top 10 Technologies: Wastewater Management — A Waste Of Energy

August 13, 2009 11:11 am | Comments

Drought conditions, rising water costs and effluent restrictions are forcing plant operators to consider more sustainable technologies for treating facility water. In the case of cooling water treatment, chemical solutions have traditionally been used to control scale, corrosion and bacteria.

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Top 10 Technologies: Energy Efficiency — Beyond The Bulb

August 13, 2009 10:47 am | Comments

Operations engineers are now working with new technologies to help cut energy usage levels and associated costs. Without fail, it seems that the best solutions are also the most simple.

Top 10 Technologies: Environmental Controls — Emission Reduction Inside & Outside

August 13, 2009 10:30 am | Comments

Valves are generally the largest source of fugitive emissions inside industrial facilities and can be the most difficult to contain to meet current emission requirements.

Top 10 Technologies: Nanotechnology — The Catalyst For Better Fuel Cells

August 13, 2009 10:14 am | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing cheaper automotive fuel cells as part of its push for alternative energy solutions.

Top 10 Technologies: Bioenergy Feedstocks — Bigger Yields In Algae Utopia

August 13, 2009 9:42 am | Comments

Led by chief technology officer Dr. Vikram Pattarkine, researchers at Origin Oil are focusing on algae as a third-generation feedstock that doesn't rely on arable land or energy crops with inconsistent yields.

Top 10 Technologies: Material Handling — Fueling Energy Savings

August 13, 2009 9:37 am | Comments

As hydrogen fuel cell technology becomes more developed and integrated into more lift trucks,

Preparing For The First-Generation Energy Revolution

August 13, 2009 5:47 am | Comments

Biofuels present significant challenges when specifying seals. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions delivers elastomer sealing solutions intended specifically for biofuels to help processors prepare themselves for the first-generation energy revolution.

Keeping Drinkable Water Above Water

August 13, 2009 5:43 am | Comments

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

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