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The use of microwaves by the chemical industry is set to grow as the National Centre for Industrial Microwave Processing (NCIMP) is evaluating the economics of microwave technology for specific applications and, for promising ones, developing industrial-scale equipment.08/17/2006
Ionic liquids, now being pioneered by BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, for acid scavenging in reactors, also promise to play an important role in expanding the use of cellulose as a chemicals feedstock.06/19/2006
The Automation Federation, an umbrella organization for societies involved with process control and automation, now is being formed.06/13/2006
Chemical plants, already increasingly relying on intelligent field devices tied into control networks, may benefit from a different type of smart sensor for goods and equipment.05/26/2006
A three-year program dubbed NanoCare to develop measurement and test methods for analyzing the safety of nanomaterials started in March in Germany.04/27/2006
Lost chemistry has cost the U.S. chemical industry $36.2 billion since 1997, according to an analysis released by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), Arlington, Va.04/27/2006
BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Tekion, Burnaby, B.C., have agreed to work together to develop and commercialize Tekions fuel cell technology.04/27/2006
ChemicalProcessing.com received more than 1,200 respondents to its salary survey, and as promised, has selected one lucky contributor to receive a video iPod.04/13/2006