Friday, August 28, 2009

Decreasing Risk and Improving Compliance

This white paper describes how one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world deployed a new toolset for managing its Environmental Health & Safety requirements. This pharmaceutical manufacturer can now:
  • Track, manage, and meet Environmental Health & Safety performance targets throughout the organization
  • Consolidate and link efforts to predict, monitor, and report on manufacturing impacts on the environment
  • Collect and access chemicals safety data
  • Ensure corporate management of compliance through adopted procedures

Sunday, August 16, 2009

ExSact by Exelus Inc. - an alternative catalyst for alkylation process in oil refinery

In ordinary petroleum refining process Hydrogen Fluoride or Sulfuric Acid is being used as the catalyst for alkylation process. It is the unit operation which ensure a high-octane component for gasoline. But Hydrogen Fluoride or Sulfuric Acid are toxic and dangerous specially when an accident occurred. Environmentalist and unions of refineries make voice against use of Hydrogen Fluoride or Sulfuric Acid which can be harmful for employees and neighbours. So industrialist try to find an alternative.

Exsact is a solid-acid catalyst which essentially are rocks that act chemically as acids. Exsact is made of the mineral zeolite and other metals.

Tapping the world of Nanotechnology

American Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka and National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka will conduct a half day programme on “Tapping the world of Nanotechnology” on 19th August 2009, at Hotel Holiday Inn.

Prof. Ravi Silva
In this program Prof Ravi Silva Head – Nano- Electronic Centre, Advance Technology Institute (AIT), University of Surrey , United Kingdom will conduct the key speech. His topic will be "Global Trends and Avenues on Nanotechnology Investments high lighting Industry perspective".

Prof Nalin De Silva from he University of Colombo will speak on “Nanotechnology and its General Applications from an Individual Perspective”.

Prof. Ajith de Alwis
Prof Ajith de Alwis of the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) will speak on “ Local Avenues & Future Potential for Investments in Nanotechnology in Sri Lanka”.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Report on Aluminium extrusion industry in China

The Aluminium industry of china is world third largest aluminium production just behind for U.S.A and Rusia. By end of 2000, thier production volumes of primary aluminum in China has averaged to 2,817,000MT/year. The aluminum fabrication has become one of the most important industries in China. Aluminum extrusion profile, or extrudate, being an items used widespread in construction, industries and other areas, has been growing rapidly in the past.

This report include following industies in china

Liaoyang Zhongwang Aluminum Sections Co., Ltd.

Shandong Longkou City Nanshan Aluminum Sections Factory

Guangdong Xingfa Aluminum Sections Factory

Asia Aluminum Factory

Lanzhou Aluminum Holding Ltd. Northwest Aluminum Fabrication Plant

Nanhai Global Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Fangzhou Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Guangdong Nanhua Aluminum Factory Co. Ltd.

Shenyang Liaoshen Aluminum Group

Zhejiang Dongliang Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Fujian Nanping Aluminum Factory

Guangdong Jianmei Aluminum Sections Factory

Guangdong Feng Aliumnium Section Co. Ltd

Guangdong Nanhai Shuncheng Aluminum Factory

Chengdu Tai'an Aluminum Sections Factory

Guangdong Gold Mountain Aluminum Co., Ltd

Shenyang Fangyuan Aluminum Holding Ltd.

Hunan Zhensheng Aluminum Sections Co., Ltd.

Liaoning Yingkou Donglin Aluminum Co. Ltd

Guangdong Nanhai Hongchang Copper-Aluminum Section Factory

Shunde Daming Aluminum Material Co., ltd.

Foshan Jihua Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Yongkang Listar Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Guangya Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Xi'an Plane Industry Aluminum Holding Ltd.

Guangzhou Aluminum Sections Factory

Beijing East Asia Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Southwest Aluminum Fabrication Plant

Shandong Longkou Conglin Aluminum Section Co. Ltd.

Sichuan Guanghan Three Star Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Guangdong Nanhai Jinxiecheng Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Wuhan Yuantai Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Nanhai Wuzhou Aluminum Sections Factory

Taishan Kam Kiu Aluminum Extrusion Co., Ltd.

Zibo Aluminum Alloy Extrudate Factory

Guangdong Kaiping Aluminum Group Co., Ltd.

Nanhai Tongyong Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Tianli Aluminum Co. Ltd.

Nanzhuang Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jinpeng Aluminum Co., Ltd.

more about this report

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cato T. Laurencin recived presidential honours from President Barack Obama

Cato T. Laurencin who has M.D at Harvard and doctorate in in biochemical engineering at M.I.T recived presidential honours from President Barack Obama. The award recognizes the role that mentoring plays in the academic and personal development of students studying engineering or science.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Eduticles- Educational Articles and Directory

I have created a new website; which is dedicated to share educational articles and links with people. It is article and link directory and anyone can upload articles and links which is related to educational subjects.

EuroNanoMedicine 2009 - Nanomedicine as an opportunity in modern medicine

EuroNanoMedicine 2009 from 28-30 September in Bled

The treatment of diseases such as diabetes, cancer, multiple sclerosis or dementia is also modern medicine still face major challenges. Promising approaches, the "nano", ie the use of tiny particles in the diagnosis and therapy. The latest progress and results are on the EuroNanoMedicine 2009 at 28-30 September 2009 in Bled, Slovenia, by experts from the fields of medicine, nanotechnology, chemistry, cell biology and toxicology are presented and discussed.

Outstanding issues of EuroNanoMedicine 2009, including the body's own barriers to overcome with the help of nanoscale active transport systems, new nano-based diagnostics and Biokompabilität and toxicity of such novel systems. The three-day conference includes, in addition to scientific considerations also political and social aspects of nanomedicine in Europe.

Nanomaterials are primarily known in the industry, for example in the coating of surfaces. In nanomedicine nanoparticles are, inter alia, as drug carriers are used. They should be active against premature degradation on its way through the body or prevent the inclusion in the body easier. By inserting specific biological functions at the nanoscale surface of this vehicle is a directed drug release at the destination can be achieved. This can reduce the effectiveness of the drug increase and decrease side effects.

EuroNanoMedicine organizers of the 2009 is the multidisciplinary NanoBioPharmaceutics Integrated Project together with the projects NanoEar and MediTrans, all three projects will be funded by the European Commission. In NanoBioPharmaceutics have 25 partners from 12 EU countries and Israel together, including 12 universities, six research institutes, four SMEs and three large pharmaceutical companies. The project has a duration of four years and ends in September 2010.

The aim of the project is biodegradable nanoparticle-based transportation systems that provide protein or peptide drugs safely through physiological barriers are transported and released at the destination can be set. For example, a first Alzheimer's medication, the blood-brain barrier pass, which the brain protects against harmful substances. Even for diabetes patients would be a big gain in quality of life mean, it could be diabetes medication orally instead of by injection. Moreover, within nano-BioPharmaceutics new test systems based on cell cultures and investigated with the results from animal experiments compared. The long-term goal here is to find methods that are currently for testing animal testing of drugs prescribed limit, and perhaps someday may replace.

Towards the end of the third year project is under NanoBioPharmaceutics a wide range of nanoparticulate systems have been developed, optimized and are currently on their success and their suitability for the transport of drugs in oral or nasal intake or through the blood-brain barrier to be reviewed.

For more information about NanoBioPharmaceutics and EuroNanoMedicine 2009 are available at /

Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering

The Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) is one of 12 chairs at 6 institutes and approximately 700 students to the world's largest study of its direction. There are a total of five engineering courses. The two traditional diploma courses Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering are interdisciplinary, the tension between engineering, technical physics, mathematics, physical and technical chemistry. Since 1995, the biotech-based, biotechnology Trinational Study of Upper Rhine Universities at the Ecole Superieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg (ESBS) at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg offered.

Since 2001, in addition to the diploma courses Chemical and Process Engineering Degree of Bioengineering established. A conversion of these three programs at the Bachelor-/Master-System is for the winter semester 2009/10 planned. Since the winter semester 2006, the English-language graduate and Wastewater Utilities, the possibility of a master's degree.

The research focus lies in the three overarching themes of the material process technology, biotechnology and food technology and energy and environmental technology. The interdisciplinary skills to successfully deal with these future-oriented fields is through a comprehensive curriculum in the basic subjects covered.

Polymath 6.1 (download free version)

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  • Linear Equations - up to 264 simultaneous equations
  • Nonlinear Equations - up to 300 simultaneous nonlinear and 300 additional explicit algebraic equations
  • Differential Equations - up to 300 simultaneous ordinary differential and 300 additional explicit algebraic equations
  • Data analysis and Regression - up to 200 variables with up to 1000 data points for each, with capabilities for linear, multiple linear, and nonlinear regressions with extensive statistics plus polynomial and spline fitting with interpolation and graphing capabilities