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Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 7 – Economics (Stack Losses)

Posted on September 14th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed incineration and atomization. Atomizing with air instead of steam effectively relocates some combustion air to the liquid waste nozzles and eliminates the need for atomization steam. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 7 – Economics (Stack Losses)” »

Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 6 – Economics

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Previous posts discussed the incineration and atomization processes as related to air compressor capacity. It may seem that quite a bit of investigative work and thinking has been done without putting pencil to paper to determine if it makes economic sense to use air atomization instead of steam atomization. Continue reading “Air vs. Steam Atomization Part 6 – Economics” »

Is An Annual GDP Growth Rate of 3% Realistic?

Posted on August 28th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Breakdown of the US GDP Components for the 2nd Quarter 2017 –Total figure is the annual estimate for 2017 (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, created with Datawrapper, by Investopedia, Aug 2017).

If you believe the highly advertised 3% GDP growth rate by the current Administration, you must read on.  Your instinctive reluctance is understandable.  A lot of people have turned sour on economic speak because of Allan Greenspan’s famous comment: Continue reading “Is An Annual GDP Growth Rate of 3% Realistic?” »

Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Energy conservation typically involves changing energy-related processes to improve economics while mitigating the detrimental effects of culture and politics.  Note that not only does the previous sentence encompass all four domains that comprise sustainability but it also alludes to inter-dependencies between the process and its economics.  Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics” »

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