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April 18th, 2014

April 2014 CEP Preview

By Karen Simpson | Comments (0)
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This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You’ll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy’s chemical industry, and much more.

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April 17th, 2014

Texas Breaks Oil Production Records

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Texas oil producers pumped 2.8 million barrels a day in January, the 28th month since August 2011 that the state’s oil output has increased by more than 25%.

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April 16th, 2014

Meet Joseph Reckamp — Featured Student for April

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Meet Joseph Reckamp and learn about his plan for a three-year degree in chemical engineering at Villanova, and hear about his plans after graduation.

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April 15th, 2014

Interview with Ralph King: Transmitting Process Safety Knowledge

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Ralph King, a senior staff consultant at Stress Engineering Services, discusses the tutorial he presented at GCPS, which aims to encourage the effective transmission of collective knowledge about industry risk and safety.

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April 14th, 2014

Meagan Lewis Interviews Spring Speaker TJ Larkin

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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2014 Spring Meeting Co-chair Meagan Lewis had a chance to chat with TJ Larkin, who spoke at the spring meeting on “Shale Oil & Gas – Don’t Let Communication Mistakes Cause an Accident.”

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April 14th, 2014

Modular Reactor Systems for Remote Waste-Gas Conversion

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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The difficulties in capturing and efficiently utilizing flare gas in the Northern Shale Oil fields are primarily ones of scale and lack of infrastructure. The Ceramatec corporation is working on cost effective modular solutions to this challenge of energy conservation and conversion.

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April 11th, 2014

China Doubles Down on New Thorium Reactor

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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As smoggy skies over China thicken into soup and life spans plummet, leaders recently pushed to develop a revolutionary thorium nuclear reactor in only 10 years.

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April 10th, 2014

Interview with OSHA’s Jordan Barab

By Douglas Clark | Comments (1)
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Jordan Barab, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, gives an overview of Executive Order 13650, which aims to improve chemical facility and security.

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April 9th, 2014

The World Needs Engineering Judgment

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (1)
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William Banholzer, retired Dow Chemical CTO, gave an insightful and wide-ranging address on the the state of technology changes for the future, and the chemical engineer’s special capability to make sensible and better decisions for the direction of these changes, especially in the field of energy.

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April 8th, 2014

2014 Spring Poster Session: Operational Discipline with DuPont

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Brian D. Rains, Global Operational Risk Management Leader at DuPont, discusses Operational Discipline at the 2014 Spring Meeting & 10th Annual GCGP Poster Session.

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