Intensifying Your Process With Modular Plant Design

A modular plant differs from the traditional plant in that the plant is designed and built as portable skids — self-contained process units built within a portable frame structure that can be transported to an end user. A modular plant can be comprised of many unit operations contained in a...

Developing Creative Thinking Skills for Process Safety Management

Creative thinking is an essential tool for process hazard analysis when brainstorming how a process can fail, as well as for incident investigation, procedure writing, management of change reviews, and developing emergency response plans. While empirical evidence suggests that some people are...

Magnified view of the Drosophila melanogaster fruit fly

Fruit Fly Finding Could Fight Human Cancers

January 26, 2017
Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have discovered that a molecule related to some forms of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders is also present in developing...

Food Safety

This article will give readers a basic understanding of how microbes attach and detach to the surface of produce in order to explain some of the challenges in assuring food safety for consumers of raw produce.

The article will begin by describing the basics of microbe adhesion mechanisms...

Optimizing Your Compressed Air System

This article will review energy conservation in compressed air systems. Specifically, this article will take a back to basics approach and will explain how to:

• evaluate compressed air costs

• justify a more energy-efficient compressed air system

• find and reduce leaks...

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