Chemical Reaction

Young Chemists Encouraged To Pen Thoughts On Sustainability

There are myriad good things about the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), including the many creative ways businesses in the chemical industry choose to celebrate. The most recent tip of the hat to IYC is from Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Videos Target Chemistry Geeks, Technology, Entertainment And Design

Do you consider yourself a chemistry geek? What about a technology geek? It's OK – you're among friends here. After all, the site you're on is devoted to chemical processing practices, trends and applications – it's pretty safe to say you have a bit of geek in you.

A Survey for the Kitchen Sink?

Every now and then, I fantasize about remodeling my outdated kitchen. One day I began browsing to see just how much a brand-new kitchen would cost. It wasn't long before I got a pop-up message from the Website asking me to please take their latest survey.

Crowdsourcing Aims To Solve Global Water Issues

I finally got around to reading the latest issue of the Rotarian, a magazine for members of Rotary International. What got my attention was a formula on the back cover: 54H20. It's the logo for the Five for Water Foundation -- a project under the Rotary Foundation umbrella that raises...

MythBusters Puts Rupture Discs To The Test

After covering the manufacturing industry for nearly 15 years, I've had the opportunity to get in-depth information on numerous products and solutions. I always get a kick out of seeing said products in their intended environment because I have an inside scoop on how it was made, or I've seen...

Challenges Abound for Product, Process Development and Process Design Information

Recently in my efforts to assist a client to find suppliers of certain product, I took the easy route -- i.e., search using one of the search engines. The results were very interesting. Most of the product/s were available from Chinese and/or Indian companies.

Bring On The Waffles and Pancakes

Anytime I read about a food item that's been moved up the naughty list and actually crosses over to good-for-you status, I take note.

PPG Gives Gobs Of Grants To Schools, Non-Profits

Years ago I was in San Francisco on a business trip and I walked out of a little mom-and-pop restaurant to be greeted by a homeless man who asked me this question: What's the best nation in the world? I hesitated, sensing there was a punch line right around the corner.

Working Women, Children Into The Formula

"I am woman, hear me roar." Helen Reddy belted out that anthem in the early 1970s and the Women's Rights Movement thanked her for it. Today, women are part of every career path, but there is still a shortage of female engineers.

When A Kilogram Doesn't Weigh A Kilogram

It seems that the only things you can count on are death and taxes. Even the international prototype of the kilogram isn't reliable.