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Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in Chemical R&D
This post is the Second in a two part series discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings: Smoking; and Climate change (August 7).
Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in Chemical R&D
Beijing, China (Source, www.thebeijinger.com)
The photo above shows a street during daytime in Beijing, China, where over 70% of people wear masks on smoggy days. Smoggy days occur frequently resulting in periodic highway and airport shutdowns. The main cause of the smog is smoke and soot particles spewed from stacks of coal burning factories. Continue reading “Why is coal the worst fossil fuel – emissions, climate, health, smog…?” »
Posted on March 30th, 2017 by Chris Walker in New Materials & Applications
We’ve looked before at the problems of plastic manufacture, and plastic waste in particular. In a report recently published, the European Commission (EC) has made the development of a roadmap for plastics a high priority. Continue reading “Sustainable Feedstock for Plastic Production” »
Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in New Materials & Applications
There are good reasons for the burning flares in refineries, chemical and natural gas processing plants and oil wells. From a distance it looks like a tall chimney with a red flame atop. The primary function of the flares is to act as safety devices. Continue reading “Emitted Methane as Feedstock for Bio-manufacturing – improving the Earth’s climate in small bites” »