New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquid process

New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in the coal-to-liquid process

Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University of Technology have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing the large amounts of CO2 that are generated by CTL. Their results are published in the journal Science Advances. To understand the significance of this achievement, some knowledge of the CTL process is required. The first stage is the conversion of coal to syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2). Read More

Daikin Industries and Hitachi Ltd will start a joint demonstration to digitalize quality control know-how in reaction process of fluorochemicals at Daikin’s Yodogawa Plant. Both companies will introduce a system that generates alarms for workers to ensure appropriate quality control instantaneously. Hitachi’s image analysis technology of “Lumada” enables to visualize variety of status in reaction processes such as liquid foaming status and color change, all of which were previously checked visually by workers at certain designated points. This digitalization technology extracts the operating status data instantaneously and consecutively which leads to maintaining quality control and improving efficiency in the future. Read More

Dow Chemical Company said that Kalyani Martinelango, Business Analytical Leader has been named recipient of the SASE – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Employee Resource Group (ERG’s) Leadership award. The award recognizes Kalyani’s role in growing the impact and influence of the Asian Diversity Network across the company. Founded in 2007, SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition, to professional development, SASE encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. Read More

AkzoNobel has launched Camouflage finishes – a durable coil coating product named Flexikote SP600 in India. Flexikote is suitable for use in the interior as well as exterior building products market. AkzoNobel is the first company to introduce this offering in the Indian coil coatings market. Based on the super durable polyester (SDP) technology, the uniqueness of Camouflage finish is the gravure coat and clear coat applied as wet on wet system. It is designed to offer good exterior durability, flexibility and hardness to ensure long term functional protection. Read More