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Industry goes for the gold

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Olympics showcase some of chemical engineering’s best efforts

Plug cyber-security gaps

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With the new “high risk chemical facilities” federal anti-terrorism regulations, it’s time for the chemical industry to ratchet up its cyber-security efforts. There’s a surge in interest in cyber-subjects such as security certification, defense-in-depth strategies, risk-based planning and ...

Disposable equipment earns lasting role

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Improvements in materials and processing know-how have led to a steady increase in the use of single-use or disposable equipment.

He's As Good As Gold

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He's As Good As Gold -- Chemical engineer lands U.K.'s top engineering award.

Chlorine Cathode Activity Gets a Closer Look

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German researchers aim to understand and optimize chlorine cathode activity

Drying Whets Lignite's Prospects

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Drying Whets Lignite's Prospects -- Novel process enables more efficient combustion and lower emissions.

Tiny Particles Spark Big Debate

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Tiny Particles Spark Big Debate -- New report focuses on social and ethical issues of nanotechnology.

Pneumatic Conveying Keeps Moving Ahead

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Pneumatic Conveying Keeps Moving Ahead -- Technical developments enhance performance and economics

Are Secondary Particles the Culprits of Poor Air Quality?

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Studies point to the need to reassess air pollution.

Transboundary Emissions Battle Looms

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Transboundary Emissions Battle Looms -- Refurbishing Czech power plant could potentially sink Micronesia.

Eco-friendly Developments Blossom

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Eco-friendly Developments Blossom -- Chemical makers strive to markedly extend the role of renewable feedstocks

EU Studies Costs of Chemical Exposure

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Research suggests endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure likely costs the European Union $172 billion/year in health care expenses and lost earning potential.

Team Probes Solubility Prediction Problem

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Joint team of scientists from The Netherlands and France adapt the HSP model to handle small-molecule solutes by including the thermodynamics of mixing, melting and dissolution.

Sustainability Efforts Measure Up

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Chemical companies increasingly are relying on specific metrics to evaluate sustainability initiatives and to assess the overall performance of their operations. Here’s a rundown on some broadly applied metrics and their use.

Operational Excellence Extends Its Reach

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A number of interesting projects now are underway at chemical plants. These include initiatives to take fuller advantage of digitalization. Here’s a look at what these projects involve and what benefits they already have provided or promise to provide.

Compressor Issues Get New Airing

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Compressor Issues Get New Airing -- Plants increasingly re-evaluate economic and technical factors

Views on Alternative Fuels Differ

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Views on Alternative Fuels Differ -- Are biofuels a boon or a black hole for chemical engineering?

U.K. Risks Losing Chemical Company Headquarters

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U.K. Risks Losing Chemical Company Headquarters -- Firms threaten moves because of tax policy.

Chemical Engineers Aim to Help Parliament

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Chemical Engineers Aim to Help Parliament -- Fellowship program should enhance analysis of science and technology issues.

Australian Dairy Industry Turns to Chemical Engineers

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Australian Dairy Industry Turns to Chemical Engineers -- Researchers get funding to improve energy-intensive processes.

Chemical Makers Plug Better Energy Efficiency

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Chemical makers are striving to achieve increasingly ambitious goals.

Faulty Economics Threaten Biofuel R&D

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Faulty Economics Threaten Biofuel R&D -- Studies are challenging how emissions from bioenergy production are calculated.

Renewable Resources Drive Pilot Developments

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Efforts target biofuels as well as advanced coatings and materials

CSB Urges Tougher Safety Regulations

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U.S. Chemical Safety Board report of a deadly refinery explosion finds the company failed to apply safety measures, but also blames poor government regulations and industry standards.

Renewable Energy Movement Grows in Europe

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Projects for a variety of technologies land $1.36 billion in funding.

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