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ICIS Innovation Awards: The benefits of winning go beyond the award

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

“Being a small company, it’s hard for us to actually convince larger companies to use our technology,” reports Sudip Majumdar, Chief Technology Officer of Compact Membrane System. “This award gave us a lot of credibility.” Continue reading “ICIS Innovation Awards: The benefits of winning go beyond the award” »

In Search of an Efficient Olefin-Paraffin Separation

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

 

For 13 years, the ICIS Innovation Awards has been recognizing companies that make major industry breakthroughs, but this year ICIS expanded its scope to include individual winners, the Alpha Innovators of the Year. One of those winners was Sudip Majumdar, Continue reading “In Search of an Efficient Olefin-Paraffin Separation” »

ICIS Innovation Awards – The Winners

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes in the chemical industry, as today’s winners of the ICIS Innovation Awards 2016 clearly show. The overall winner, US-based Compact Membrane Systems is a small start-up but one with a big idea – a cheaper and more energy efficient way of separating lower olefins for paraffins. Continue reading “ICIS Innovation Awards – The Winners” »

Revisiting “Seven chemical separations to change the world”

Posted on July 4th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

In an earlier post I covered a recent article published in the journal Nature[1], listing what Georgia Institute of Technology chemical engineers Ryan Lively and David Sholl believe are the top seven industrial chemical purifications with the highest potential to lower energy use, emissions, and pollution at a global scale. Continue reading “Revisiting “Seven chemical separations to change the world”” »