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.
There is a reason Chemical Processing tapped the expertise of Dirk Willard to be the Field Notes editor – he's often in the field facing the same challenges our readers face on a daily basis.
When I post a new cartoon I always think of one or two captions that I would submit if I were able to partake in the Comical Processing Cartoon Caption contest. I suppose I could submit my captions, but I have a lot more fun reading the ones submitted...
According to a report on Bloomberg.com, German chemical companies are seeing a light at the end of the recession tunnel.
The editor's at Chemical Processing are gearing up for the Chem Show, Nov. 17 – 19. Mark Rosenzweig and I will both be in attendance and look forward to the in-person interaction that shows like this foster.
I recently traveled to Blue Springs, Mo., to visit with the folks at Fike Corp., supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization.
Pharmaceuticals have their own unique technology and pricing positions compared with the other chemical products. Can we introduce innovative development and manufacturing technologies for the pharmaceuticals sector? The answer in unequivocal ‘yes!’ We just need to understand the roadblocks and overcome them. "
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.