Archive:July, 2014

July 31st, 2014

Chemical Engineers Develop Efficient Mercury Detection Device

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Chemical engineers have developed a new ultra-sensitive, low-cost and portable system for detecting mercury in environmental water.

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July 30th, 2014

Engineering Students Break World Speed Record for Electric Cars

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Silently racing around a 4.2 km track in Australia, the Sunswift smashed the old record of 73 km/h (45 mph) by averaging 100 km/h over a distance of 500 km.

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July 29th, 2014

Reforming Mexico’s Addiction to Cheap US Natural Gas

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Mexico’s Senate just voted to open its hermetically closed energy industry to private companies for the first time in more than seventy years.

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July 28th, 2014

Women in Chemical Technology: Nancy Chang

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This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Women in Chemical Technology

Nancy Chang left her home in Taiwan at age 19 and set off for America to study. With the decision to study biology, she took the first step in a long journey that led to a highly successful career in biotechnology.

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July 25th, 2014

Life Suddenly Changes for India’s First Solar-Powered Village

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A small town in Bihar, one of India’s poorest regions, now holds claim to the title of the country’s first solar-powered village.

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July 24th, 2014

Starting Up the World’s First Retrofitted Carbon Capture Coal Plant

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When SaskPower’s carbon capture plant is fully operational, it will capture 1 million tons of CO2 a year – about 95% – and have a 110 MW-generating capacity.

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July 23rd, 2014

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

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Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

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July 22nd, 2014

World’s Largest Iron-Chromium Flow Battery Starts Up in California

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Users and competitors watch anxiously as flow batteries convert chemical energy into electricity by pumping electrolytes through EnerVault’s Engineered Cascades Technology.

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July 21st, 2014

AIChE’s Summer Conferences and Workshops

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Summer may mean vacations, but it also means career advancement and learning! Check out what’s going on this summer at AIChE conferences and workshops.

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July 18th, 2014

The History of Beer Brewing

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Chemical engineering and chemistry can’t be all about work all the time, so kick back for an episode of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s webcast devoted to the history of beer.

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