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The effects of hydrogen on growing carbon nanotubes


Carbon nanotubes -- long, hollow cylinders of carbon billionths of a meter in diameter -- have many potential uses in nanotechnology, optics, electronics, and many other fields. The exact properties of nanotubes depend on their structure, and scientists as yet have little control over that ...


Air Products Board Elects New Director


Chadwick C. (Chad) Deaton, chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated, was elected to Air Products’ board of directors. Air Products Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John E. McGlade stated that Deaton “will add significant value to the company through his ...


Tanguy awarded IChemE Honorary Fellowship


Philippe Tanguy, vice president of scientific development at international oil and gas company Total has been awarded a certificate of IChemE Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to chemical engineering. The presentation took place on in Prague, Czech Republic at the 7th ...


Air Products Appoints Julie O’Brien Corporate Sustainability Manager


Air Products announced the appointment of Julie O’Brien to the position of corporate sustainability manager. In this new role, O’Brien is responsible for developing and managing the company’s sustainability initiatives, practices and reporting worldwide. She will work with senior business and ...


Cutting carbon through gasification


Almost 200 energy experts will head to The Netherlands later this year for the 10th European Gasification Conference: Cutting carbon through gasification. Keynote speakers at the 3-day event, organised by IChemE, include Mike Gibbons OBE, commercial director at Powerfuel Power, the UK company ...


European Federation of Chemical Engineering : New leadership for a new decade


The start of 2010 has brought changes at the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) with a new President and Executive Vice President taking office. The new officers bring a useful mix of industry and academic experience to the Federation. Professor Richard Darton has succeeded ...


A greener way to get electricity from natural gas

System uses solid-oxide fuel cells to produce power without emitting greenhouse gases


A new type of natural-gas electric power plant proposed by MIT researchers could provide electricity with zero carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, at costs comparable to or less than conventional natural-gas plants, and even to coal-burning plants. But that can only come about if and when ...


Engineers image nanostructure of a solid acid catalyst and boost its catalytic activity

Researchers from Lehigh and Rice universities combine electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to shed new light on a tungstated zirconia catalyst


The catalytic processes that facilitate the production of many chemicals and fuels could become much more environmentally friendly thanks to a breakthrough achieved by researchers from Lehigh and Rice Universities. In an article published Nov. 8 by the journal Nature Chemistry, the researchers ...


Caltech researchers show how organic carbon compounds emitted by trees affect air quality


A previously unrecognized player in the process by which gases produced by trees and other plants become aerosols has been discovered by a research team led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Their research on the creation and effects of these chemicals, called ...


Patrice de Viviès Appointed Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Total Exploration & Production


Effective July 9, Patrice de Viviès has been appointed Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, Total Exploration & Production, succeeding Michel Contie. Patrice de Viviès, 57, is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris chemical engineering school, the Ecole Supérieure des ...


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