May 2018 Issue
Items added to a project can undermine its success.
Convert a settling solids suspension into a non-settling one
Energy harvesting promises to address their limitations for wireless devices
Device eases concerns about battery replacement for hard-to-access wireless transmitters
Algae-based material shows promise as a cost-effective replacement for activated carbon.
A cooling tower’s rapid performance decline stemmed from a surprising culprit.
The common perception that it provides insulation on surfaces is wrong
Mandate for new warning labels take effect this summer in California
Bio-engineered approach could underpin commercial production of plastics and drugs.
Researchers have shown that nano-scale membranes made from metal organic frameworks can yield orders-of-magnitude improvement over existing techniques.
Field-based units can provide laboratory-quality results in near real time
Consider upstream operations as the potential cause of sudden problems
Go beyond rated power to find the real energy consumption
Diverse efforts seek insights for understanding and combating the pervasive problem.
Capacity utilization and the CAB rose but shipments slipped. Source: American Chemistry Council.