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Posted on April 11th, 2017 by Chris Walker in New Materials & Applications
Developing technologies to operate under narrow constraints, like those necessary for anything designed for the space program, can lead down some innovative paths. Scientists and engineers are forced to think creatively about solving problems, and they are much more likely to draw upon newer or less well-known technologies to help.
Posted on March 28th, 2017 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
Covering the years 2016 to 2020, China’s new Five-Year Plan is a road map designed to guide national development, and it includes plans for the country’s chemical industry. Although proud of its success in this sector, China believes that to pursue its goal to be a great chemical power, Continue reading “China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation” »
Posted on January 31st, 2017 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Previous posts discussed the various domains of sustainability as related to energy conservation as related to instrumentation and control. For review: Sustainability is the capacity to endure; it is how systems remain productive indefinitely; it is the endurance of systems and processes. Sustainability includes four interconnected domains: processes, economics, politics and culture. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 6 – Holistic Approach” »
Posted on January 24th, 2017 by David W. Spitzer, P.E. 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” »