Chemical Reaction

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.

Cartoon Caption Winner: The Cartoonist Becomes The Cartoon

Congratulations to Kevin A. Wilke for submitting the winning caption to the latest cartoon from award-winning cartoonist Jerry King.

Researchers Develop Magnetic Mixing Technique

File this under the Totally Cool category: Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new way to mix tiny volumes. Researchers use microfluidic devices for testing in bio labs and as micro-reactions cells for chemical sensing and fluid analysis.

Study Suggests Cleaning Makes You More Moral

My Grandma Doc used to tell my brother and me that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness." Of course she would say this right before she'd put us to work scrubbing floors or washing windows. Thanks to those housecleaning sessions, I have always been somewhat of a neat/clean freak.

Celebrities Join Dow To Address Water Crisis

The chemical industry and celebrities rarely collide. But every once in a while the stars align and companies like Dow seize the moment.

Two Products Win Vaaler Awards

Every other year since 1964, Chemical Processing has bestowed Vaaler Awards on products and services that dramatically improve the operation and efficiency of plants. The 2009 Awards, which honor offerings commercialized between July 2007 and June 2009, go to:

And The Winning Cartoon Caption Is. . .

It's time once again to announce the Comical Processing cartoon caption winner. This cartoon was the catalyst for myriad funny responses. Everything from the H1N1 virus to world domination and poking fun at Speedo underwear.

Revealing The Science Behind A Better Education

I recently read an article that talked about President Obama's potential plan to lengthen the school day and/or eliminate summer breaks for American kids.  Based on the fact that many U.S. kids are falling behind their peers in other countries when it comes to test scores, it may be...

Cartoon Caption Winner: Pop Culture Provides Laughs

I find it interesting how social media has taken a firm hold on society. Even my 72-year-old mother knows about Twitter and Tweets – which is saying a lot because she doesn't usually care much about technology. And popular culture confuses her.