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Reduce VOCs, Aid the Environment

September 8, 2010 6:34 am | Comments

Interflex replaced its catalytic oxidizer with a Spooner Anguil regenerative thermal oxidizer that converts pollutants into carbon dioxide and water vapor, while reusing thermal energy to lower costs.

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UV — A Bright Idea for Food Safety

September 7, 2010 6:13 am | by JON McCLEAN, President, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC | Comments

In a market driven by cost and the need to produce product free from infection, whilst using fewer chemicals, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is adopted increasingly for a variety of applications.

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Calculating radiation exposures during use of (14)C-labeled nutrients, food components, and biopharmaceuticals to quantify metabolic behavior in humans.

September 4, 2010 11:38 am | by J Agric Food Chem | Comments

(14)C has long been used as a tracer for quantifying the in vivo human metabolism of food components, biopharmaceuticals, and nutrients. Minute amounts (< or =1 x 10 (-18) mol) of (14)C can be measured with high-throughput (14)C-accelerator mass spectrometry (HT (14)C-AMS) in...

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A Small Town's Big Cheese

September 1, 2010 4:53 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

With a commitment to local dairy production, Westby Cooperative Creamery has one foot planted in tradition and a keen eye on the future.

Classifying Modular Conveyor Systems

August 31, 2010 7:17 am | Comments

Authentic modular systems can be rearranged, replaced, combined and interchanged, whereas most modular systems are pre-engineered, offering little to no flexibility.

Speeding Up Spuds

August 30, 2010 6:44 am | Comments

Quantum Tubers has spent a decade developing minitubers for seed potatoes that can be produced with shortened propagation times and, consequently, lower production costs.

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.

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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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