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Reaction Engineering: Addressing Inefficiency in Chemistry

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Professor Alexei Lapkin of the University of Cambridge is an expert in reaction engineering. He leads one of a cluster of research groups in the Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department, all focused on different aspects of the field. Continue reading “Reaction Engineering: Addressing Inefficiency in Chemistry” »

Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)

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

Yes, hardly old!  Every five minutes someone dies of a disease related to asbestos inhalation!

What is a disaster?

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines disaster as “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction. Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 1 of 4: Asbestos (hardly an old issue!)” »

Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Although food packaging offers incredible benefits by allowing food to last far longer, and much of that packaging can be recycled, it still has a bad reputation among consumers who want to see less of it littering landfills, streets and oceans. Continue reading “Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?” »