Let's Get Rating!

Image credit: .reid. / Foter / CC BY College Football has its AP Poll, Coaches Poll and the BCS. College Basketball uses the RPI-Rating Percentage Index and Strength of Schedule. Soccer sees teams ranked by FIFA based on their success in their games over a four year period. Plus we use rankings to decide on what restaurant to go to, what beer or wine to drink, what movie to see or rent.. So where is the common standard for Filter Ratings? Without one standard rating system for SLS technology…


ACHEMA 2015, Chemical Process Equipment & German Food

ACHEMA 2015, Chemical Process Equipment & German Food. How are these three related? ACHEMA is the World Forum for the chemical engineering and process industries. With 170,000 attendees from more than 100 countries and 3,800 exhibitors ACHEMA is the world's most comprehensive - and most inspiring event.  It is the place for networking with international experts and the meeting point for innovations and technology. If you want to learn about the latest trends in chemical process equipment,…


So Many Choices. Where to Begin?

Photo credit: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Selecting the right type of filtration equipment to use in liquid and solid separation is its own kind of sleuthing. With such a wide range of equipment available, and only several basic principles of solid/liquid separation (pressure, vacuum and centrifugation), there are many considerations to weigh in determining the best, most cost effective, and efficient choice for a given situation. Making this choice also requires you to be…


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Elementary, My Dear Process Engineers!

Back in 2013, I encountered an article on Maria Konnikova's book Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Businessweek had it in their MasterClass section in which they scan the book so we "don't have to." Yet I was intrigued enough to want to read the entire book (and you should too). Solid-liquid separation (SLS) may not have the glamor of investigating blackmail and burglary, extortion and espionage or murder and mayhem, yet I was struck by the similarities between process engineers…