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  1. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Cutting to the Core of the Pulp and Paper Industry Modern papermaking began in 19th-century France with the invention of the Fourdrinier machine, a device that allowed papermakers to produce sheets continuously, rather than one at a time. Today’s papermaking machines are similar to the Fourdrinier...

  2. New Products: November 2019

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Bioprocessing Advanced Pipetting Heads Streamline Cell Culture Workflows The VIAFLO 96/384 has been improved with the addition of two new 24-channel pipetting heads. Designed to make cell biology workflows more efficient and reliable, these handheld, electronic pipettes allow plate filling, reagent...

  3. Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    A newly commercialized gas fermentation platform could be key to addressing climate change by enabling biological conversion of waste gases to products.

  4. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) members of AIChE. A New Test to...

  5. Renewable Hydrogen for Sustainable Ammonia Production

    CEP Magazine article, August 2019

    More than half of all produced hydrogen is consumed in ammonia plants. Ammonia’s potential as a carbon-free fuel, hydrogen carrier, and energy store represents an opportunity for renewable hydrogen technologies to be deployed at an even greater scale.

  6. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, August 2019

    New Report Looks to the Future of Separation Science The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released a new report detailing a research agenda for the future of separation science. The memo outlines major recommendations to help chemical engineers and chemists...

  7. New Products: August 2019

    CEP Magazine article, August 2019

    MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS Binder for Textile Coating Strengthens Wet and Dry Materials Appretan NTR is a water-based textile coating binder made of renewable ingredients for applications such as tea bags, coffee filters, and capsules. Approximately one-third of its active content is based on a...

  8. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    AI Gives the Fragrance Industry a New Nose In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into the fragrance industry. The union sometimes seems at odds with the world of scent, which is often tied to human emotion. Yet, as the industry continues to grow, fragrance scientists are...

  9. Catalyzing Commercialization: Synthetic Bait Restores Fish Populations and Revitalizes Fishing Communities

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    Forty billion pounds of wild fish are used as crustacean fishing bait every year, consuming approximately one-third of the global catch of such forage fish. This $20-billion bait market plays a critical role in the vibrancy of commercial fisheries worldwide. Forage fish represent a primary food...

  10. Catalyzing Commercialization: Fermentation for Biodegradable Superabsorbent Polymers

    CEP Magazine article, June 2019

    Superabsorbent hydrogels — capable of absorbing liquids and swelling up to several hundred times their initial mass — can be used within topical personal care products, in the cores of absorbent hygiene products such as disposable diapers, and in soils and growing media to improve water retention...