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Chemical Warfare Agents Syria: poisonous fruits of chemistry

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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Historical Timeline of the uses of chemical weapons (Source: The Economist, www.economist.com)

The recent events in Syria have brought chemical warfare agents (CWA) back into the limelight. The Timeline in the image above lists major uses of poisonous agents against humans in the last hundred years.  Continue reading “Chemical Warfare Agents Syria: poisonous fruits of chemistry” »

Energy Conservation Part 5 – Innovation

Posted on January 24th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Instrumentation and control professionals are knowledgeable in various disciplines and are typically in a good (and sometimes unique) position to improve the utilization of energy in their plants. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 5 – Innovation” »

Producing Blue Denim: A Process Using 92% Less Water

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

Blue jeans are about as basic as it gets when it comes to clothing. They’re great for work wear, or just to relax – that’s why most people own a few pairs. But they also happen to be extremely taxing on our natural resources. Continue reading “Producing Blue Denim: A Process Using 92% Less Water” »

A Surprising Key to New Recycling Boom

Posted on December 7th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

Green chemistry advances are making human waste recycling accessible in many parts of the world, and diverse projects are emerging to make wastewater containing sewage a profitable asset that promotes sustainability.

Continue reading “A Surprising Key to New Recycling Boom” »