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Good Deal: $1.7 Million for Thermal Oxidizer

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

Met-Pro Corp.'s Systems Division in Harleysville, PA, has received an order valued in excess of $1.7 million to modify an existing thermal oxidizer at an ethanol manufacturing facility in the Midwest.

Feed Time: New Batching System With Conveyors

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

A new automated bulk bag weigh batching system from Flexicon Corp. in Bethlehem, PA, feeds ingredients to a central weigh hopper at mezzanine level using four flexible screw conveyors and then transports pre-weighed batches to a downstream blender using a pneumatic conveying system.

Divide and Conquer: New Protein Fractionation

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

Millipore Corp. in Billerica, MA, has developed a protocol for efficiently compartmentalizing protein solutions using ultrafiltration in a centrifugal mode.


Tip of the Month (1486)

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

Atrion International has launched, an information web-portal covering topics related to REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) including in-depth industry viewpoints on this new European chemical framework for regulating the manufacture, import, marketing, and use of chemicals.

It's Time to Step Up:SustainabilityCan't Be a Distant Goal

November 6, 2006 6:18 am | Comments

DuPont Chairman and CEO Charles Holliday Jr. says the pace of society's transition to products and services that meet the definition of "sustainable" will accelerate.

Bright Idea: Enzymes Enhance Bleachability of Pulp for Papermaking

November 6, 2006 5:40 am | Comments

Industrial enzymes have a wide array of applications in the chemical industry. Examples include textile wet processing, fructose and ethanol production from corn, food and fruit juice production, and the pulp and paper industry

Hot Idea: New Generation of Sealants for Industrial Maintenance

November 6, 2006 5:40 am | Comments

With so many products to choose from, making sure you select the proper sealant is especially important. Selecting the wrong industrial sealant, or applying the correct sealant in the wrong manner, can have serious consequences.

The True Cost of Allergens in the Industrial Workplace

November 6, 2006 5:40 am | Comments

'Cleaning house isn't just the right thing to do. It makes business sense'


Pandora's Picnic Basket?

November 6, 2006 5:39 am | Comments

'Contamination of one crop can cause a widespread problem that can't be tracked or recalled'

Breaking the Silenceon Industrial Hearing Loss

October 17, 2006 10:05 am | Comments

"The word 'motivation' does not appear in OSHA's regulations on hearing conservation," says industrial audiologist Brad Witt in presentations to safety professionals.

Freeing Process Water of DebrisWithout Filter Maintenance (1472)

October 17, 2006 10:02 am | Comments

'Heat exchangers, molds, pipes, tubing, sensors, monitors and other parts become fouled when dirt particles in the water settle out on warm surfaces.'

Pneumatic Valve Connection

October 12, 2006 7:51 am | Comments

The XV connection concept makes it possible to add valve manifolds to an already extensive I/O system with minimal configuration effort. They allow standard devices to be used with multi-pin connectors instead of valve manifolds with expensive fieldbus connectors.

Texture Analyzers

October 12, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

The TA Plus texture analyzer is designed to be an easy to use tool to evaluate the textural properties (compression, shear, extrusion, puncture, hardness forces, etc.) of a wide range of products at all stages of manufacture.

Valve Identification Labels

October 12, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

Available in PVC for sizes from ¼ - 3/8 and PVC or CPVC in sizes from ½ - 6, the True Union "Z-Ball" valves feature a visibly identifiable black handle that makes them easy to spot and special labeling that identifies their use for Sodium Hypochlorite applications in a plant environment.

Wastewater Treatment

October 12, 2006 7:43 am | Comments

The Annihilator grinders are twin shaft solids reduction units designed to ensure that harsh solids in the primary sludge stream are ground uniformly and efficiently. The grinders protect downstream equipment from being plugged or damaged from large solids, reducing expensive repairs.


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