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Safely storing chemicals - because accidents do happen 07 September, 2011 Safely storing chemicals is an essential cog in the wheel of an efficiently run global chemicals industry. Muriel Axford reports on the dangers of chemicals storage and finds out how...

Celebrating Sustainability – Green Chemistry Challenge Awards 2011 11 August, 2011 Throughout the chemicals industry, innovation is being directed at securing a more sustainable future. Now in its 16th year, the Environmental Protection Agency's US Presidential Green...

Emissions Control: A Positive Trajectory 14 July, 2011 Politically, economically and environmentally; controlling emissions from chemical plants is a global issue. Muriel Axford unravels the red tape of increasingly stringent legislation to find...

Handle With Care: the Hazards of Chemical Packaging 03 June, 2011 Materials produced by the chemical industry pose a number of challenges when it comes to packaging. Muriel Axford reports on how the toxic, dusty, sticky and sensitive nature of chemicals,...

Agricultural Chemicals: A Green Revolution 13 April, 2011 Consumers and legislators are increasingly demanding crop protection products with sustainable environmental footprints. As awareness of environmental impact grows, Muriel Axford reports on...

Hot and Cold – New Techniques for Energy Recovery 11 March, 2011 Chemical companies are finding new ways to improve efficiency through energy recovery – with great results. Several new methods and technologies claim to recover as much as two-thirds of...

Smart Plant Design 25 January, 2011 The computer aided design of both process and plant has dramatically changed the way chemical newbuilds are constructed. Muriel Axford reports on...

Finding Fusion with Chemical Consultants 10 December, 2010 In a climate of growing complexity businesses are calling on expertise from outside their operations to provide an important overview. The chemical sector, already a complex industry in itself,...

The Chemistry of Sustainability 12 November, 2010 As energy prices rise, and regulation increases, improved energy efficiency makes environmental and economic sense. Muriel Axford explores how in the energy intensive chemicals industry,...

Chemical Engineering: The Rise of Nanotechnology 17 September, 2010 Nanotechnology has been cast as the answer to many of world's major environment and health issues. It could, however, be a potential time bomb that, if left unchecked, could lead to...

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