Chemical Processing reader Gerry McDonald, a retired petrochemical engineer, sent us an article on carbon dioxide. Gerry granted permission to post his entire article as submitted. The article appears below:
I regularly monitor chemical accidents in the news. It's a way to help me understand the dangers that Chemical Processing readers face on a daily basis. Manufacturing can be a dangerous profession. Add chemicals to the mix and the potential hazards grow exponentially.
I like conspiracy theories. I don't consider myself a theorist, but I do love reading about what others see in the clouds.
Picking a winner for the latest cartoon caption contest was a challenge. So many great entries landed in my e-mail box that each of the judges had their own set of favorites. Ultimately, we did decide on a winning entry.
While Twittering, I found an interesting post on the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Web site. It's a list of 10 Principles for Modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
I fondly remember an episode of the television show Happy Days where Fonzie was giving Richie one of his pearls of wisdom. The Fonz told him, "Cunningham, you have to toot your own horn or nobody will know you're here."
For the first time since Chemical Processing introduced Comical Processing, the winner of the cartoon caption contest won by unanimous vote.
For those of you who don't know, Editor-in-Chief Mark Rosenzweig's sense of humor is witty and dry. His humor creeps in on little cat feet and pounces on you when you aren't looking. In fact, I nearly have spit out my Diet Coke more than once laughing at a...
If you've never been to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's Web site, it's time you remedy that. The site is full of useful videos, news and articles all aimed at helping you make your site a safer place to work.
During a recent visit to Amazon.com, I stumbled upon a potentially interesting book. The title is one of those "grab you by the shirt collar and look at me" type titles, so I am assuming the rest of the book will be equally interesting.