Chemical Reaction

Do Games Shape Our Future?

Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming column for the February 2010 issue, We Need Another A.C. Gilbert,  takes a look back at fun games from the 1940s and 50s. Specifically, erector sets and a Chemical Magic kit complete with the tools and chemicals to conduct your own experiments.

EPA’s Approach To Chemical Action Plans Causes A Stir

The Environmental Protection Agency's first set of Chemical Action Plans  (CAPs), which revolves around four chemicals, has some folks concerned the agency is going to target high-profile chemicals rather than truly hazardous chemicals.        

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?