Saturday, September 24, 2011

subatomic particles travelling faster than the speed of light

In 1905 Albert Einstein told with is theory of special relativity, nothing travels fater than 186,282 miles (299,792 kilometers) per second. For many years this speed limit was a barrier but CERN lab near Geneva, Swisterland claims they have founded a subatomic particles travelling faster than the speed of light. These findings are critical as the modern physics is mainly build on Einstein's theories, so the scientists have been asked to re-confirm the result and also they invite other research institutes to carry on the research and help to evaluate the results.

If this claim is proven, there will be lot of new theories coming and the foundation of modern physics will be hardly questioned in future.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8783011/Speed-of-light-broken-at-CERN-scientists-claim.html

Sunday, September 18, 2011

'Miracle' a mix of water and diesel fuel - innovation of Nmiracle Power (Pvt.) Ltd

Nmiracle Power (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lankan company which their manufacturing facility located near Kaduwela is about to market their revolutionary innovation 'Miracle' a mix of water and diesel fuel. According to Dr. Nalaka Gajadeera, the Charmian of the company this is one of important innovation in alternative fuel industry. They mix water with diesel using hydro thermal technology and says it has more efficiency than plain diesel.

They add 60 percent value on diesel mixed with water and  in combustion of this fuel, hydrogen derived from water molecules is burnt and the oxygen emitted is used to burn hydro carbon. Further its carbon emission is 75 percent lower plain diesel.

They are an export oriented company which is planing to export into many countries including Maldives, Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, Romania and Italy. They also working with Sri lankan government transportation wing CTB to introduce this fuel as transportation fuel of their day today use.

Soruce: SundayObserver




Thursday, September 8, 2011

an opening for an SIS Control Systems Engineer in Bellingham, WA!

Engineer with haveing in-depth knowledge and understanding of all phases of the SIS life cycle, including applicable ISA/IEC standards from a background of BSEE, BS Chemical degree, or related engineering degree from accredited college/university is needed for a reputed company in Bellingham, WA, United States. He should be a self-motivated degreed engineer with 12 or more years of experience in the oil and gas industry, petroleum refineries or other heavy industry processing facilities such as power plants, chemical plants or petrochemical plants.

Apply online

Sub-critical water – Definition

It is an intermediate state of water between normal water and supercritical water. Supercritical water is at a temperature and pressure above its critical point. (temperature >374°C, pressure >221 atm) Subcritical water lies below ranges of the critical points.  So simply it is a stage under supercritical water with controlled temperature and pressure according to the requirement of application.

Sub – critical water can be used as a cheap, non-toxic, non-flammable,  clean solvent in organic chemical research and even commercial applications.


Following research is example usage of sub-critical water as solvent in hydroxymethylfurfural research.


Research: Dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in sub-critical water over heterogeneous zirconium phosphate catalysts by Feridoun Salak and Hiroyuki Yoshida of Osaka Prefecture University.

 

(I am try to make definitions for rare scientific terms and need support for improve the quality of this definitions, please send feedbacks to dilantha[at]chempro[dot]org)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Chemical Plant seeking Chemical Engineer for Plant Manager Position in Taft, California

A Fortune 500 company is currently looking to fill a position for a Plant Manager position for a chemical processing plant with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Plant and Six Sigma experience will be required.  

Please send resumes to mbox@gmarshallgroup.com

I found this job in one of my linkedin group and thought to share with my readers. This message is from a recruiting company.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Get your Free copy of 500 papers and presentations on multiphysics simulation (COMSOL Conference CD 2011 )

You can received a COMSOL Conference CD 2011  which contians 500 technical papers and presentations  illustrate your peers ground-breaking projects in the area of multiphysics
simulations.Following topics will be featured in the CD

- AC/DC Systems
- Acoustics
- Bioengineering and Biosciences
- Earth Science
- Education
- Electrochemical Engineering
- Electrostatics and Magnetostatics
- Fluid Dynamics
- Heat Transfer
- Material Science and Nanotechnology
- MEMS
 
And more

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Aspen Plus Free Evaluation Software for 90 days

Aspen Plus is a market-leading process modeling tool for conceptual design, optimization, and performance monitoring for the chemical, polymer, specialty chemical, metals and minerals, and coal power industries.  Aspen Plus is vital software for industry professionals and research fellows in above-mentioned fields.

 

The company Aspentech offers 90 days of evaluation copy on request. You can request for 90 days free trials using following page.

 

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Evaluation copy consist of many features including following majors

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Optimization of crude distillation system using aspen plus

Today I found quite rare article on using chemical engineering software package Aspen plus. Four scientists of Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, India had published a paper on Chemical Engineering Research and Design journal on Optimization of crude distillation system using aspen plus and it is indepth analysis of Effect of binary feed selection on grass-root design. Their primary objective was to provide and build up guidelines available as general rules of thumb for the grass-root design of crude distillation unit (CDU) using binary crude mixtures.

 

For more information read the article on sciencdirect:

 

Contact Research Team:

Vijaya Kumar Bulasara b.vijaya@iitg.ernet.in

Ramgopal Uppaluri  ramgopalu@iitg.ernet.in

 

Tel : Tel.: +91 361 2582260; fax: +91 361 2582260.

 

 

What is Aspen Plus ?

 

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Honeywell seeking a Polymer Processing Engineer with Plastics Extrusion experience for their Pottsville, PA location.

If you are with BS in Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Materials or Mechanical Engineering and5 + years of plastics extrusion experience you will be targeting by Honeywell for a Polymer Processing Engineer with Plastics Extrusion experience for their Pottsville, PA location. You should have a background in Polymer extrusion processing, particularly film processes and polymer compounding processes. You should also have a solid understanding of Polymer properties and the relationship of processing to properties as well as be able to communicate understanding. Being able to use knowledge to influence and drive projects through out the organization is also important.

In order to apply for this job you must follow this link on Linkedin and may be it will show you after you join the group (Chemical Engineers) .
 

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering has provided over $114 million in scholarship

The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering has provided over $114 million in scholarship /support to more than 22,000 underrepresented minority students. The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering aka NACME is part of a larger outreach effort to engage and communicate with past and current recipients of those scholarships.

Their mission is to insure American resilience in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability by increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

For more information visit their website http://www.nacme.org


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