Fluids make light work of viscosity changes
Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed what they call a simple, relatively inexpensive class of fluids that undergoes significant changes in viscosity when subjected to light.
Ionic liquids boost cellulose as feedstock
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.
Active sensors make drums smart
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.