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Chemical Engineers Continue to Flourish

Chemical Engineers Continue to Flourish Despite daily news stories showing that layoffs continue in most major industries, a new report released by Chemical Processing says that most sectors of the chemical industry continue to add jobs. The challenge, as noted in this report, is the 'graying' of the profession, an increasing demand for green chemistry, and the migration of workers to foreign markets. As more professionals leave the profession and new avenues of industry are opened, chemical companies continue to face staffing shortages. The end result has been continued growth in the chemicals industry. Has your organization been affected by these employment trends?

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Larox Separation Solutions for Edible Oils
Larox Corporation

Larox Separation Solutions for Edible Oils Larox offers the optimum solid-liquid separation solutions for both dry fractionation and solvent fractionation of edible oils such as palm oil, palm kernel oil, and shea nut oil.

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National's Audio Solutions Available from Digi-Key
Digi-Key Corporation

New Pressure Sensor Solution Starting at €97 National's high-performance series brings dramatically improved sound quality to high-fidelity consumer and professional audio equipment. National manufactures Class AB and Class D amplifiers and audio subsystems for speakers, headphones, and ceramic and piezoelectric speakers. National makes it easier to design better, richer-sounding systems with our acclaimed Boomer® and Overture® lines. With the capability to process an order, from order entry to shipping, in as little as 15 mins., Digi-Key processes more than 99% of its orders the same day.

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Coatings Maintenance: Issues for Concern

Coatings Maintenance: Issues for Concern Preventative maintenance is a key concern for most chemical operations, yet coatings maintenance is often left out of the process. With increased demand for productivity and performance, there is need to address this issue. An article in Plant Services lists some basic rules for coatings maintenance to improve your operations.

Pneumatic Control Made Easy

Pneumatic Control Made Easy Pneumatic control is essential to smooth operations in chemical manufacturing. But, developing and designing pneumatic systems that work right the first time can be challenging. This expert advice combines design basics with programming guidelines, providing support for improving pneumatic control systems.

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Coffee Grounds Feed Biofuels

Coffee Grounds Feed Biofuels Developing biofuels from most food sources prompts debate over the vitality of these new fuel resources. To produce sustainable biofuel sources, researchers have discovered the potential of coffee grounds, which contain 11 to 20% oil by weight. By extracting this oil, coffee grounds can be used to produce cheap biofuel.

And the Winners Are...

And the Winners Are... In a quantitative evaluation of alternative energy sources — including wind, water, solar, biofuels, nuclear, and clean coal — Stanford University researchers determined the best sources for sustainable power generation as wind, water, and solar. The study compared variables such as flexibility for use and impact on the environment.

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35 Years of Experience in Air
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Kimre, Inc.

35 Years of Experience in Air Pollution Control Kimre™ high-performance interlaced mesh provides revolutionary air pollution control. Proven superiority to conventional mesh pads and tower packing, yielding excellent mass and heat transfer, particulate removal, and mist elimination through wide ranges of effectiveness for particle removal using large surface/void areas, with diverse filament sizes, materials, and layer arrangements. Learn how Kimre™ can help you.

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The Debate over BPA Continues

The Debate over BPA Continues Despite FDA claims of Bisphenol A's (BPA) safety, agency scientists continue to pressure for further review of scientific data. BPA can exert estrogen-like effects on the body, disrupting the endocrine system. The chemical has been linked by some to a range of illnesses including breast cancer, diabetes, and neurological deficits.

The Theory Behind Specialty Plastics

The Theory Behind Specialty Plastics Specialty plastics have been developed using poorly understood theoretical models. Though models provide useful products, they often yield difficult to understand data. Researchers have discovered new models of plastic creation, which may revolutionize the plastics industry, and lead to plastics being produced more precisely and cheaply.

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Emergency Nanotube Clothing

Emergency Nanotube Clothing French researchers have constructed chemical protection suits made out of everyday clothing and nanotubes. This new clothing degrades chemical weapons as they come in contact with the fiber, protecting the wearer. Nanotube chemical protection suits are less bulky, increasing efficiency in responding to chemical attacks.

Nanotechnology and Climate Change

Nanotechnology and Climate Change Climate change is a growing issue to the United Nations. A recent UN University Institute of Advanced Studies report found that nanotechnology would significantly affect climate change. The greatest impact would come from its incorporation into larger systems including the hydrogen-based economy and solar power technology.

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Vacuum Solution for Chemical Applications
DEKKER Vacuum Technologies

Vacuum Solution for Chemical Applications Dekker's liquid ring vacuum pumps and systems are specifically designed for a variety of chemical and industrial applications. With pumps and systems available in several configurations and materials, Dekker has a vacuum solution for your application. Contact us today for more information at www.dekkervacuum.com or 888-925-5444.

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