Chemical Reaction

Letter To The Editor: Reader Uses 'Impolite Language' To Make Bhopal Point

Dear Sir:   You picked a great topic and started out - I am sure - with a good intention.  But somehow you managed to overlook a most inconvenient truth. 

Letter To The Editor: Intentional Ignorance Will Lead To Another Bhopal

I have read your editorial on Bhopal, as well as Professor Kletz's article, in the recent edition of Chemical Processing.

What is Jugaad (new management fad from India)?

In the recent years we all have been reading and hearing about what the Indians have been doing in the areas of IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals etc. They have accomplished all through desire, creativity and Jugaad.

Will Climate Talks In Copenhagen Lead To Job Loss?

Many world leaders will arrive in Copenhagen over the next several days to discuss and debate the climate, global warming and steps that should be taken to address concerns. In fact, the 11-day talks in Copenhagen have already upped the Kyoto Protocol, which was adopted in 1997 (though didn't...

Visual Periodic Table Features Fun Elements

As the senior digital editor for Chemical Processing, it is my duty to stay on top of new trends. One of the new trends is Bing Visual Search. (Bing is Microsoft's entry into the search universe and is attempting to steal some of Google's market share.)

Vulcan Project Zeros In On Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Literally

I recently came across the Vulcan Project, a project that aims to quantify North American fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions at space and time scales much finer than has been achieved in the past.

Do You Have Questions About CFATS?

I will be interviewing an expert on Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for an upcoming podcast. Do you have any questions you'd like answered?

Catalog Features Humorous Gifts For Chemical Engineers

I receive a lot of mail-order catalogs. I'm certain the avalanche is due to the one item I actually purchased several years ago. Now every catalog known to the civilized world is delivered to my mailbox.

Understanding The Chemistry Of Cooking

One of my guilty pleasures during the workday is to visit ScienceDaily. The Web site has so many interesting stories all relating to science. I guess I shouldn't feel too guilty, I work for Chemical Processing, which is a science-based publication. And ScienceDaily has an area dedicated to chemistry.