Liquid-liquid extraction is an important separation technology for a wide range of applications in the chemical process industries (CPI). This month's cover article on liquid-liquid extraction discusses the basics and provides guidance on how to select the appropriate solvent and extraction equipment. Other topics in this issue include toxicology, patents: recognizing novelty, and Malaysia's chemicals industries.
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Researchers at Cornell Univ. photographed more than 200 kitchens in Syracuse, NY, to determine whether the food sitting out on counters could predict the weight of the woman living in each home. They found that women who had breakfast cereal sitting on their counters weighed 20 lb more than their neighbors who didn’t, and those with soft drinks sitting out weighed 24–26 lb more; women who kept a fruit bowl on the counter weighed about 13 lb less than their neighbors.
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