Chemical Engineering May 2013 Issue

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Petroleum Refining Outlook
Petroleum from shale and oil sands offers opportunities for North American refiners, but the shifting crude diet also presents challenges, as refiners look to match product output with demand

Sensors with a transmitter built in
Last month, Krohne Messtechnik GmbH (Duisburg, Germany) launched SmartSens, the first family of two-wire, loop-powered analytical sensors with integrated transmitter technology. Prior to this, analytical sensors have required an external…

This biodiesel process requires no pre- or post-treatment
Naomi Shibasaki-Kitagawa at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) has developed a continuous reactor for making biodiesel fuel from low-quality waste, such as cooking oil. Her production process uses an expanded-bed reactor packed…

Making 1,3-PDO from glycerin
The research groups of Keiichi Fujishige at Tohoku University (Sendai) and Daicel Corp. (Osaka, both Japan) have developed a process for making 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PDO) from glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel-fuel…

Bioengineers make an ‘ideal’ hydrogel for antimicrobial applications
Although several antimicrobial hydrogels have been developed in recent years, they all have one or more drawbacks, such as possible toxicity, insufficient stability and biodegradability, and high costs. These and other drawbacks have been overcome with…

Correcting Improper Performance of Direct Fired Heaters
A practical, step-by-step approach for finding the root cause and troubleshooting burner problems

Inline Viscosity Measurements
Process viscometers can help keep process control and product quality in check

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