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A New Hydrogen Disaster? The Leeds Experiment

Posted on November 23rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937-photo by Sam Shere

The Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1937-photo by Sam Shere

“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” – Harlan Ellison Continue reading “A New Hydrogen Disaster? The Leeds Experiment” »

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” »

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