May 2015 Issue
Texas initiative provides training for skilled jobs at petrochemical plants
Units offer higher efficiencies than conventional centrifugal machines
U.K. boosts funding in search for longer-lasting industrial membranes
Proposed TSCA reporting and recordkeeping rule targets multiple nanoscale forms.
Use a systems approach to calculate the impact cost of every utility stream.
Understand what causes this problem in shell-and-tube exchangers
Understand the pros and cons of RTDs and thermocouples
Novel technology transforms renewable natural oils into specialty chemicals
Tunable mechanism can handle multiphase streams and resists clogging
A new technique for building supramolecular polymers enables close control of chain length and chirality.
A number of issues may contribute to sensing and quality issues
Metrics provide insights on opportunities and progress
Readers sound off regarding water. worker shortages, reference materials and more.
Shipments sagged by capacity utilization and the CAB edged up. Source: American Chemistry Council.