April 2011 Issue
Static in-line mixers bring customization, increased accuracy, savings and just-in-time blending to chemical manufacturers
Annual salary survey points to some positive developments.
Many engineers are stimulated by their jobs.
Most folks are happy with their jobs.
Nearly an even split on worries about what tomorrow holds.
People want to feel appreciated for a job well done.
Only a quarter feel there is a moderate chance they may be on the chopping block.
Good news, many say they've received a raise.
Not very many respondents are worried about what the public thinks of their work.
Proposed legislation eases immigration of non-European Union technical specialists.
Impact on other operations and transfer prices may alter the economics.
Facility promises to ease scale-up efforts.
The Chemical Reaction blog covers diverse topics that matter to the chemical industry.
Stuxnet attack points up vulnerabilities of control systems.
Readers point to possible causes of a blaze.
Intellectual property agreements can pose significant concerns.
A few steps can yield sizable savings and improve exchanger performance.
Researchers have engineered a method for controlling the faces exposed by metal nanoparticle catalysts.
Field trial shows value for fault detection and quality prediction.
Several key changes help clarify the use of personal protective equipment
New catalysts promise efficient production from lactic acid.