Energy Efficiency

Operating costs usually account for a major portion of a plant’s expenses — with the cost of energy generally having significant impact. So, reducing energy consumption can play a critical role in improving the bottom line. In addition, energy efficiency is assuming wider importance as many companies place greater emphasis on sustainability. 



How They Made it Work: ABB’s ECP5000 Electric Motor

A look at heavy-duty electric motors in chemical operations.
Argonne National Laboratory
Oleo Sponge

Optimizing Membrane Performance Using Ultrathin Coatings

Argonne National Laboratory has adapted a technique called atomic layer deposition to improve existing polymer membrane technology for separations and filtration.
Amin Almasi
Operational Flexibility and Reconfigurability

Key Elements of Operational Flexibility in Chemical Plants

Reconfigurability, adaptability and production flexibility become exceptionally valuable during disruptive events.
John Zich, University of Chicago
University of Chicago Electrochemical Intercalation Research

Advancing Separations Technology Through Collaborative Innovation

University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discuss the role of partnerships in advancing new separations technologies.

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Battery Materials eBook

Nov. 21, 2023
Increasing pressure from legislative and environmental efforts is pushing drivers to change from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) to electric vehicles (EVs). The high...
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eHandbook: Extra Efforts Enhance Energy Efficiency

Nov. 15, 2022
Chemical Processing has put together this eHandbook to help you enhance your energy efficiency.
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Earn Quick Wins with Steam System Efficiency

This month’s column features Steam Systems where we discuss how operational improvements in your chemical plant can boost energy savings and immediately strengthen your bottom...

Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech 10x More Efficient

Jan. 5, 2023
Smaller semiconductor decreases cost of clean-hydrogen technology.

Output Falls for Finland’s Chemical Sector

Dec. 28, 2022
Finland is the latest chemical market in the EU to report negative impact from high energy prices.
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How Much Energy Can You Save?

Nov. 18, 2022
Pinch analysis and benchmarking offer reliable methods for determining energy savings.