Solvay Sodium Carbonate Production Process with Diemme Filter Press Technologies       

My readers know that I always talk about my 40 years in this engineering business solving process filtration and drying problems. Most recently I used this knowledge in my P&ID consulting for Diemme Filter Press Technology, a brand of the Aqseptence group. I wrote a paper entitled “Process Testing for Improving and Optimizing the Solvay Sodium Carbonate Production Process with Filter Press Technologies." The paper focuses on calcium carbonate/calcium chloride waste product initially…


WFC13 Highlights the Latest in Solid-Liquid Separation.

Image source: https://www.photosforclass.com/   The World Filtration Conference 13 (WFC 13) in San Diego was a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues from North America and Europe. It has been over six years, and we picked up our conversations as if we had seen each other only yesterday. At the same time, the October conference was a chance to learn the latest in solid-liquid separation. I enjoyed being a session moderator as well as a presenter on a topic of holistic and…


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Chemical Plant Water Usage & Upcycling

Many industries rely on water. The USGS notes this valuable resource is used for fabricating, processing, washing, diluting, cooling, or transporting a product. Or it can be incorporated into a product. Or water may be needed for sanitation within the manufacturing facility. When it comes to chemical plant water usage, upcycling is particularly attractive. After all, this is one of the top industries drawing on our water resources. Continuing my discussion of the circular economy — I’ve…


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Holistic Optimization of Unit Operations at WFC 13

  Like the Olympics, the World Filtration Conference is held every four years. Only, in the case of WFC 13, it’s been six years since we’ve all been able to meet. The event, postponed twice by the pandemic, is on for October 6 – 9 2022 in San Diego. This conference will be one of the largest Congresses for Filtration & Separation welcoming many speakers from around the world. I'm looking forward to great conversation about holistic optimization of unit operations. I am fortunate to be…


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Accessible Running Shoes: Great Steps in Innovation

  In November 2020, I wrote a blog about my two favorite topics of innovation and running  I was sharing my thoughts on the new carbon fiber running shoes and how Nike’s innovation led to new and improved running shoes. Well, they are at it again. This blog will focus on their latest steps in innovation. In a recent BusinessWeek article, “How Nike Designed Hands-Free Sneakers for People With Disabilities,” we learn about a new shoe called “Go FlyEase.” This breakthrough is Nike’s attempts…