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Researchers will be examining different catalysts, different operating conditions and also other soft oxidants.
A variety of signs point to sustained growth by the U.S. chemical makers.
Bacteria play key role in direct generation of gas.
Technology really can transform worthless materials into gold.
As the end of the year approaches it's always tempting to look back and review whats happened over the past 12 months. For Mike Spear though, he's about to head off into the welcoming arms of retirement.
Truly disposable biodegradable plastics could change peoples perceptions on recycling, says Mike Spear, editor at large, in November's End Point column.
Traditional laboratory-based analytical techniques more and more are moving online and even being replaced by the virtual analysis offered by soft sensors and inferential measurements.
Government delays force BP to pull plug on a carbon dioxide project, reports Mike Spears, editor at large, in this month's End Point column.
Controls on chemical use and manufacture are increasingly global in nature, says Mike Spear, editor at large, in this month's End Point column.
Live auctions can liven up the buying and selling of intellectual property, says Mike Spears, in this month's End Point column.
Todays plants come ready equipped with their own team of doctors in the shape of the many diagnostic and monitoring systems incorporated into instrumentation and other process equipment. And, like any good doctor, todays plant diagnostics can look beyond the symptoms of poorly performing ...
Blink and you might miss it, but sponsoring an IndyCar makes sound sense, says Mike Spear, in this month's End Point column.
As pressure rises on plants to improve productivity and equipment reliability levels, seals and gaskets are being called upon to provide even better performance. Their challenge no longer is simply to prevent leaks but also to play an important role in the life-cycle management of the plant.
A rash of plans to produce glycol from glycerin is good news for green chemistry.
Many companies decide not to build up certain capabilities in-house mainly because they dont have sufficient regular demand for them. Gamma scanning of distillation columns is a case in point, but on-site scanning specialists may be the wave of the future.
Columns often present abundant opportunities for improvement, says Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig in his monthly column.
Mike Spear, editor at large discusses how researchers can submit simple proposals but must forego royalties in this month's End Point column.
More attention to mercury and increased acceptance of predictive approaches is emerging. Such monitoring not only can keep plants on the right side of regulators but also can help provide insights for optimizing operation of equipment.
Potential applications at chemical plants just grow and grow, says Mike Spear, editor at large, in his End Point column.