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Green chemistry: Getting nickel back

In Southeast Asia, palm oil is used both as an ingredient for cooking and a raw material for biodiesel production. To stabilize the oil against decomposition, it has to be hydrogenated in the presence of a ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Materials Science
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Recycling Styrofoam into rigid plastic

Mexican entrepreneurs designed the first machine in the nation capable of recycling Styrofoam (expanded polystyrene) and transforming it into a raw material used in the manufacture of transparent hard plastic.

dateNov 18, 2014 in Engineering
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Automating logistics for the factory of the future

Mass production and packaging in factories is already highly automated these days, but the same cannot be said for logistics. Movements of raw materials and finished products still depend heavily on manual ...

dateApr 20, 2015 in Robotics
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Software improves cement quality

New control software predicts how cement mills will operate and continually optimizes the milling process. The results are improved cement quality and increased mill throughput. The software Sicement IT MCO ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Software
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