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Posted on November 10th, 2017 by Matt Weber in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Something as dangerous as nuclear fuel cannot be effectively contained by just any material. It happens that zirconium is the optimal metal for cladding nuclear fuel rods, partly because it is so resistant to heat and chemical corrosion. Continue reading “Identifying the Right Material to Resist Corrosion” »
Posted on March 31st, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in New Materials & Applications
Most of us do not think about sunscreen (sunblock) all of the year round except for when we go to the beach. Aptly, questions about sunscreen occurred to me while vacationing in central Arizona in March 2017. Although the spring had barely begun the sunlight was intense and hot. Continue reading “Chemicals in Arizona: nanoparticles in sunscreen creams” »
Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by Seán Moran in Chemical R&D
I have more than 25 years of experience as a chemical engineer working in process design, but I also served as an associate professor at the University of Nottingham, coordinating the design teaching program for chemical engineering students. Continue reading “Process Plant Layout Revisited” »