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Processing Snags & Solutions

August 9, 2012 12:09 pm | by Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info has teamed up with industry experts in order to help answer your processing-related questions!

An Arresting Spark Arrestor

August 3, 2012 12:55 pm | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Camfil Farr APC introduces a new spark arrestor to protect its Gold Series® cartridge dust and fume collection systems.

Selecting a Pest Management Professional

July 26, 2012 1:10 pm | by PATRICIA HOTTEL, Technical Director, McCloud Services | Articles | Comments

Chemically based service protocols have been replaced by multifaceted approaches using both non-chemical and chemical tools, or integrated pest management.

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Replacing the Whole Barrel of Oil

July 25, 2012 12:18 pm | by STEPHEN J. GATTO, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Myriant Corp. | Blogs | Comments

There is overwhelming evidence in support of replacing the whole barrel of oil by focusing on the need for bio-based chemicals policy now.

Ethanol-Maker Sees Green in Field-Grown Fuel

July 20, 2012 11:36 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

Chemtex can get an abundant supply of feedstock as hog farmers grow fuel plants on land used to absorb the dirty, but nutrient-rich water from waste-holding lagoons.

Really Green Jeans

July 20, 2012 7:14 am | Articles | Comments

An emerging greener chemistry process, called Advanced Denim, can produce a pair of jeans using up to 92 percent less water and up to 30 percent less energy than conventional denim manufacturing methods.

READy? Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

July 18, 2012 11:14 am | Blogs | Comments

"The International Energy Agency calculated that any dollar of investment we don’t invest now in low-carbon solutions will cost us $4.30 later to compensate for increased emissions."

Arctic Drilling Raises Spill Concerns

July 17, 2012 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Plans to begin offshore oil drilling are raising concerns about the possibility of oil spills in a unique environment.   

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Supporting Bahrain’s Oil & Gas Industry

July 16, 2012 1:37 pm | Articles | Comments

ZeeWeed hollow-fiber ultrafiltration technology, combined with biological treatment, is the way to handle complex wastewater because it consistently produces quality effluent.

Revolutionizing Septage Receiving

July 13, 2012 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Enviro-Care and SAVI S.r.l. introduce the Flo-Septage Station DM as the first piece of equipment that has been designed specifically for septage receiving.

Now We Know: Stuxnet R US

July 12, 2012 11:35 am | Blogs | Comments

Now that we have told the world that we are participating in cyberwarfare, we should not cry foul if our own computer systems fall victim to a low-budget, focused attack.

Fracking Poll: Precaution over Politics

July 11, 2012 12:48 pm | by CATSKILL CITIZENS FOR SAFE ENERGY | Blogs | Comments

The majority of New York voters think that Gov. Cuomo should “wait for all necessary health and environmental studies to be completed before opening the state to fracking.”

A Planet-Friendly, Power Picker-Upper

July 10, 2012 6:18 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Articles | Comments

Bio-Aabsorb Micro N soaks up to one gallon of oil for every pound of absorbent material, and is filled with oil-eating microbes that break down 98 percent of oil spills.

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The Inside Dirt on Clean in Place

July 9, 2012 1:20 pm | by DAVID McCARTHY, President & Chief Executive Officer, TriCore Inc. | Articles | Comments

A clean-in-place system is like an automated washing machine connected to your processing equipment. Do it right, save time and money; do it wrong, and you could have a mess.

Highly Mobile Water Treatment

July 6, 2012 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

CoreWater recently launched its first highly mobile water treatment unit based on technology that cleans and recycles wastewater from oil and gas drilling operations.

How Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Progressing?

July 5, 2012 11:35 am | by JEN ALIC, Oilprice.com | Blogs | Comments

Where are we with the Keystone XL? Stuck on the U.S.-Canadian border where it is likely to remain until mid-2013 despite the headline-grabbing issuance of one of three permits.

Rolling Over in our Graves Over Fracking

July 3, 2012 12:58 pm | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Would fracking under cemeteries raise the dead (or lawsuits from family members), or would it simply make the grounds easier to maintain in a down economy?

Why Small Business Is Unprepared for Disaster

June 27, 2012 11:08 am | by CHRIS ROHRS, CBCP, MBCI, Retired Senior Business Continuity Analyst | Blogs | Comments

We business continuity and disaster recovery professionals start talking about RTOs and RPOs and MTBFs, burying people in jargon. Yet, what we do is not complex rocket science.

A New Breed of Design Thinking, Part 2

June 15, 2012 7:21 am | by DAVID BRUER, Intern, Beyond Design | Blogs | Comments

The physical reality is that society lives on the environmental system we call earth, and the economy is a manmade system of trading goods and services that only has meaning within the social system.

A New Breed of Design Thinking, Part 1

June 14, 2012 1:28 pm | by DAVID BRUER, Intern, Beyond Design | Blogs | Comments

Given the magnitude of 21st Century challenges, it is increasingly clear that effective designers and engineers will need to be capable of designing for sustainability.

Polypropylene Offers Substitute For Fluoropolymer Tubing

June 11, 2012 7:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

No tubing material is an exact replacement for fluoropolymer, but when it isn't available, other materials such as polypropylene provide an alternative. NewAge Industries’ Prolite® polypropylene tubing offers general chemical resistance that approaches fluoropolymer.

Switches for Safety Integrity Level Environments

June 6, 2012 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SOR announces that their line of pressure, differential pressure, temperature, vacuum and level switches has been certified fit for use in SIL (Safety Integrity Level) environments.

For Convenient & Secure Sterile Disconnections

May 31, 2012 1:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pall Life Sciences’ Kleenpak sterile disconnector provides an easy-to-use, secure method for the sterile disconnection of flexible tubing assemblies, even in an uncontrolled environment.

Farmer Power Forces Big-Oil Bidding War

May 30, 2012 11:06 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

A group of farmers in southern Kansas pooled their land to more than double their money from an oil company for their mineral rights.  

Bee Aggressive

May 25, 2012 5:59 am | by RACHEL LEISEMANN IMMEL, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Articles | Comments

What kind of manufacturer employs a highly skilled mix of neurotoxicologists, limnologists, oceanographers, hydrologists, biologists and engineers?

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