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Clariant Catalysts Inaugurates Engineering Services Office in Indonesia

Indonesia: Expansion Strategy

Clariant Catalysts Inaugurates Engineering Services Office in Indonesia

Clariant’s Catalysts business aims to expand its presence in the APAC region in order to boost engineering services for the company’s customers in the region. With the opening of the new office in Indonesia the company now has a total of 16 global offices. read...

KBR's Rose Technology Selected for HPCL’s Modernisation Project in India

India: Technology License

KBR's Rose Technology Selected for HPCL’s Modernisation Project in India

KBR’s proprietary technology will be used to assist Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL)'s modernisation project at the Visakh refinery in India. Under the terms of the agreement, KBR will provide technology licensing, basic engineering design and proprietary equipment to CLG for the Rose SDA portion of the LC-MAX unit. read...

Iran Discovers New Oil Feld with Over 50 Billion Barrels of Crude

Iran: Oil Discovery

Iran Discovers New Oil Feld with Over 50 Billion Barrels of Crude

The newly discovered oil field is expected to increase Iran's proven reserves of roughly 150 billion by about a third. This will also lead to an increase in the country’s oil revenues by 32 billion dollars. read...

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Identifying optimal solutions for wastewater treatment in the pharmaceutical industry

Treating Pharma Wastewater

Identifying optimal solutions for wastewater treatment in the pharmaceutical industry

04/11/2019 - Treating Pharmaceutical Wastewater is a challenge, because of its diverse characteristics and varies. But it’s not necessary to make new developments. It might be a valid strategy finding a workaround based on existing solutions. read...

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

Digitization

Unlocking the Potential of Bio-Manufacturing

04/11/2019 - A new biomanufacturing plant uses a comprehensive digital enterprise solution based on the concept “from integrated engineering to integrated operation”. Cathay’s new Wusu plant adopts Siemens’ complete digital factory solution, covering the entire lifecycle of the plant in design, construction, operation and maintenance, enabling Cathay to fully upscale every step of its process from R&D to production. read...

How To: Heating and Cooling with Storage Tanks

Different Options for Storage Tanks

How To: Heating and Cooling with Storage Tanks

29/10/2019 - The prefer redranges of application of the heat transfer fluids technology are given by the different organic heat transfer fluids. The technical operation specialist book reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In this part of our PROCESS-Series we descripe how to construct Installations wherein production machines (e.g.presses) are heated and cooled with heat transfer oils. read...

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

Plant Separation System to Atmosphere

How to Handle the Temperature Curve in the Expansion Vessel

15/10/2019 - Heat transfer fluids in a broader sense as well as water and water steam include: refrigerants, organic fluids, salt melts, liquid metals and hot gases. The German standard reference 'Heat Transfer Technique with Organic Fluids' is now published as an international edition as Vogel-Reference-Book. This technical operation specialist book describes plants that primarily use organic heat transfer fluids. In our PROCESS-Series we present you some excerpts of this book. In this article we will show you, how to handle with temperature curve in the expansion vessel. read...

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Lyondell Basell Progresses on Building the World’s Largest PO/TBA Facility

USA: Plant Engineering

Lyondell Basell Progresses on Building the World’s Largest PO/TBA Facility

13/11/2019 - Lyondell Basell’s 2.4 billion dollar facility has surpassed 20 % completion and on completion is expected to produce 470,000 metric tonnes of propylene oxide and 1 million metric tonnes of tertiary butyl alcohol annually. read...

Neste, Ravago to Process 200,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Annually

Chemical Recycling

Neste, Ravago to Process 200,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Annually

12/11/2019 - Neste has collaborated with Ravago in order to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste on an industrial scale. With this move, the companies aim to accelerate circularity of materials and improve resource-efficiency in the petrochemical industry. read...

OPEC’s World Oil Outlook Report Launched in Vienna

Austria: Market Forecast

OPEC’s World Oil Outlook Report Launched in Vienna

12/11/2019 - OPEC’s World Oil Outlook (WOO) 2019 offers an insight into the medium and long-term projections as well as an assessment of the oil and energy industry across the globe. read...

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Water Supply and Treatment

Finnish Companies Start Three Water Projects in China

Finnish companies Stora Enso and Kemira have started the construction work for pilot projects addressing water-related issues in three villages in Guangxi Province in Southern China. read...

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

Rubber from Dandelions

Scientists Identify Key Proteins in the Formation of Rubber

How is the rubber contained in a dandelion’s milky white fluid formed? A team led by scientists from Münster University and from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, IME, (Münster branch), has now identified proteins which play a key role in the production of rubber in the plant. read...

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A Single-step Solution for PTA Production

How to Lower OPEX Without Compromising on Quality

This paper looks at how the earlier PTA production method involving a multi-stage process with pressure and atmospheric centrifuges and a re-slurry tank can be replaced with one stand-alone device – the rotary pressure filter (RPF). read...

Company News

Freeman Technology Ltd

Join us at the 2019 AIChE annual meeting in Orlando

The AIChE Annual Meeting (10 – 15 November, Hyatt Regency, ...

MG2 s.r.l.

Containment solutions at Maghreb Pharma Expo 2019

With more than 2400 visitors, Maghreb Pharma Expo offers to pharma professionals the whole spectrum of products and services that cover the entire supply chain of local pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Weka AG

EcoVadis 2019

WEKA AG has become even more sustainable since last year: The company in Bäretswil, ...

EPC Group

Successful commissioning: EPC Engineering & Technologies builds plant for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate

The plant planned and constructed by EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH for the production of sodium dimethyldithiocarbamate was successfully commissioned in June 2019 after only two years of planning and construction time.

Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Optimizing particle design to meet increasingly stringent sustainability demands

Meet the Glat experts @ SEPAWA 2019, booth C529: Fluidized bed and spouted bed solutions enable sustainable product design and reduce packaging requirements. ...