Catalyst Opens Doors to New Bio-Based Plastics

December 14, 2015
Plastics manufacturers largely rely on crude oil to create isobutene in the production of plastics, but researchers at Washington State University have developed a catalyst to...

Masdar Launches Solar Desalination Pilot Program

December 11, 2015
Last month in the United Arab Emirates, Veolia Water Technologies and three other companies that have built some of the most advanced desalination technology in the world began...

Important Considerations in the Design of Polymerization Reactors

(Follow-up to “Making Plastics: From Monomer to Polymer,” CEP, Sept. 2015, pp. 24–29)

This article explores key principles of reaction engineering unique to polymerization that should be considered in selecting, sizing, and troubleshooting polymerization reactors, including:
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CNG Cars May Soon Have a Smart New Alternative

December 8, 2015
Jeffery Long, professor of chemistry and chemical and bimolecular engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and colleagues have devised a space-efficient natural-gas...

Canada Ready to Change Course on Climate Change

December 9, 2015
A breakthrough in the Paris climate talks suddenly seemed possible a year ago, after President Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping — representing the world's biggest polluters —...

Rex Tillerson, Andrew Liveris, and Mark Costa Discuss Process Safety

Chemical Engineering Progress will debut a Q&A column in 2016, with a focus on leadership and management. C-suite executives from top energy and chemical companies will sit down with CEP’s senior editor to discuss how they’ve overcome challenges, strategies for successful leadership, and...

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