The period from September through to January sees a number of important holidays for many countries and these holidays represent the peak season for gift giving. Many people’s thoughts often turn to luxury items such as jewelry as well as to electronic items such as mobile phones, MP3 players and the like.
Analyzing ionic liquids using ATR | Spectroscopy Solutions
Research into ionic liquid-based catalyst systems aim to improve the duty cycle, rate of metal loss and yield efficiency of large scale reactions using continuous flow reactors, such as those often used in the pharmaceutical industry. This article details the issues that are faced by the industry and a recent study that uses FTIR-ATR spectroscopy in the development of palladium poly(ionic liquid) catalyst membranes. What are ionic liquids? Ionic Liquids (IL) are generally defined as ionic compounds that are...
Precious Metal Recovery - Case Study
Application Circuit boards containing precious metals Asahi Holdings in Japan, formerly in partnership with a UK metal technology specialist, recover precious metals from printed circuit board and similar type wastes. The ERG Group of companies were able to supply a complete waste concentrating system which included the furnace, thermal oxidiser and flue gas cleaning. The process achieved 100 % thermal oxidation of any toxic components while maximising the recovery of the valuable precious metals from the...
Volumetric Analysis & Three-Dimensional Visualization of Industrial Mineral Deposits
AbstractBase and precious metal deposits are typically characterized by a single parameter such as the total weight of mineable gold. Industrial mineral deposits, on the other hand, are characterized by their end-use. For example, the volumetric evaluation of a limestone deposit depends upon who’s buying the product. The concrete industry has a suite of evaluation parameters such as silica content and abrasion coefficients. Conversely, pharmaceutical-grade limestone buyers are more focused on the calcium/magn...
CPI Replaces CatOx with Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at Web Coater
Catalytic Products International (CPI) recently completed the installation of a new TRITON Series Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at a Midwest USA manufacturer of specialty tapes for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The new 30,000 scfm Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) replaced an existing CPI VECTOR-21500 Catalytic Oxidizer originally installed and commissioned in 1997. Since 2010 the customer experienced some formulation changes resulting in increased amounts of silicone. These...
CPI Installs Catalytic Oxidizer at East Coast Bakery
Catalytic Products International (CPI) installed a VECTOR Series Catalytic Oxidizer at an East Coast Bakery for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). CPI worked closely with the end user customer along with their Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firm to define, select, and engineer the equipment best suited to safely and effectively treat the emissions from the bakery lines. In this application the bakery oven exhaust contains VOC’s like ethanol that according to the US EPA...