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Operator Errors and Hindsight Bias

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“There is almost no human action or decision that cannot be made to look flawed and less sensible in the misleading light of hindsight. It is essential that the critic should keep himself constantly aware of that fact.” Lord Anthony Hidden

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Chemical Processing Industries in Spotlight – issues, trends and future

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In April of 2013, Mother Jones published an article with the bombastic title of “The Chemical Industry is the Big Tobacco of the 21st Century.”  Continue reading “Chemical Processing Industries in Spotlight – issues, trends and future” »

Has the Era of Chemophobia Reached an End?

Posted on March 31st, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

If public controversies over the use, accumulation, or accidental spills of hazardous chemicals make it sound like we’re still living in a chemophobic culture, a recent study by UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on public perceptions of chemistry[1] tells a different story. Continue reading “Has the Era of Chemophobia Reached an End?” »

Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Two years ago, on January 9, 2014, Freedom Industries spilled almost 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) into the Elk River in West Virginia, Continue reading “Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes” »

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