Materials

Self-Cleaning Buildings

As society continues to evolve and it becomes more of struggle to find spare time to do daily chores like cooking and cleaning, wouldn't it be nice if things simply cleaned...

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Dan Shechtman

The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has awarded Dan Shechtman of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel , the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of...

World's Lightest Material Unveiled

German researchers unveiled to the public the world's lightest material, which they call Aerographite. The material weights just 0.2 mg per cubic centimeter, making it 75 times...

Tattoos as Diagnostic Devices

There's not much sexy—let alone unobtrusive—about many of today's medical monitoring devices, given the many wires and electrodes that are often needed to collect data from a...

Rare Earth Elements: Vital and in High Demand

It's not so much that the rare earth metals (also known as the lanthanides) are rare; there is actually a relative abundance of them. The real issue is that it's difficult to find...

Crystallization Operations

Public (classroom) Course
Join crystallization expert Wayne Genck for a practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to industrial processes. In two days, you’ll learn about the theory of material, energy and population balances and how to apply it in the production of amorphous and crystalline materials.

CFD modeling of water-in-crude oil emulsions

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 4:00pm-4:30pm
A CFD model has been developed that fits laminar data of both suspensions and stabilized water-in-oil emulsions using a relative viscosity model...

Numerical Simulation of Rollover Phenomena for FLNG Application

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
LNG is a clean source of energy; when burnt it has lower associated NOx and SOx emissions than other fossil fuels. Because of environmental issues...

C2 Splitter Retray and Control Improvement

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00am-8:30am
As part of an ethylene production expansion project, C2 splitter trays were restructured in the plant’s turnaround in 2012. This change made a...

Assessing Thermal Stability - the Challenge of Powders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
Assessing the thermal stability of process materials and mixtures is an essential step in understanding the process safety profile of a process. Many...

Detail Analysis of Caustic Tower Fouling Mechanism

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:00pm-3:15pm
To ensure the successful chemical treatment of a caustic system, fouling mechanisms must be identified and their respective contributions to the...

In-Situ Conversion of the FOG in Trap Grease Into Biodiesel

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 1:00pm-1:15pm
Biodiesel is a type of alternative fuel made from oil-containing biomass and a variety of fats , oils , and greases (FOG). Biodiesel is a drop-in...

At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:15am-11:45am
The last century witnessed the development of two classes of materials—polymers and semiconductors—that dramatically changed people’s lives. A new...

Convection Battery - Elimination of Dendrite Failure

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
The convection battery pumps liquid electrolyte between the electrode and counter-electrode. It is different from flow batteries in that the same...

Transient Studies of a Sodium-Sulfur Cell

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 4:00pm-4:15pm
In the modern grid era , multiple fossil-fueled power generation facilities and renewable energy sources are expected to interact actively. Power...

Increasing the Agility of Process Safety Management Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
The Process Industry is constantly adapting to change. High prices of raw materials, new materials for construction, and advances in technology...

Explosibility of Nano-Sized Metal Powders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Industrial accidents in the metal processing industries are not uncommon. Some of these accidents are in the form of dust explosions or flash fires...
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