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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is actively pursuing cheaper automotive fuel cells as part of its push for alternative energy solutions.
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.
As hydrogen fuel cell technology becomes more developed and integrated into more lift trucks,
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.
IBM has unveiled a novel membrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide.
Algae are capable of generating 33,000 gallons of oil per acre per year (while corn can produce a mere 30), but how is this kind of oil best produced? Valcent Products Inc.
In 1988, a chemical fire ignited at PEPCON, a rocket fuel manufacturing plant in Henderson, NV, but that's not all. In danger of going up immediately thereafter was 6 million pounds of rocket fuel held in the facility's storage area, which explodes only seconds later.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its search for World War I-era chemical weapons in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood after workers found an open glass flask containing traces of the chemical agent mustard.