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Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In the previous post, a process change reduced the amount of fuel necessary to produce a given amount of steam resulting in significant energy cost savings over the intended life of the equipment. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact” »

Global Warming, Fluorocarbons, Montreal Protocol 2016 – all in Kigali, Rwanda!

Posted on November 1st, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Those who are over forty years old may remember the horrifying events of 1994 in Rwanda. In a genocidal attack the majority Huto government killed nearly one million Tutsis. Continue reading “Global Warming, Fluorocarbons, Montreal Protocol 2016 – all in Kigali, Rwanda!” »

Cracking Open the Coconut Without Spoiling the Prize

Posted on September 22nd, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

A hammer is a good tool for cracking a coconut. When used properly it unveils the “milk” and “meat” of the coconut without unwelcomed pieces of the woody shell and its fiber.  Continue reading “Cracking Open the Coconut Without Spoiling the Prize” »

Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide, Buildings and CLT!

Posted on June 15th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Western wood structures

(Source: www.CanadianArchitect.com and www.westernwoodstructures.com)

Most people would react to the suggestion of using wood for anything as environmentally detrimental. Trees would have to be cut and often the discarded wood gets burned adding to the carbon dioxide burden of the atmosphere. Continue reading “Global Warming, Carbon Dioxide, Buildings and CLT!” »