circular economy

Teaching & Learning in the Circular Economy

  Since the industrial revolution there have been waves of technology and innovation.  We all remember the movie “The Graduate” and that technology wave told to Dustin Hoffman in one word: PLASTICS.  The next wave came along in the chemical/petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.  It also brought along the US Environmental Protection Agency, where, as many of you know, my career began.  Now, we all see the next wave coming with the Circular Economy. What does this mean?  The three…


automated filtration technologies

Ebook Explores Automated Filtration Technologies for Clarification Applications

Over my almost 40 years in the process industry, many people have helped me along the way. Having opened my own consulting business, Perlmutter & Idea Development, I thought it time to give back to the engineering and process communities. Earlier this year I taught a short course in the American Filtration Separations Society Learning Center, “Automatic Filtration Technologies.” This month, I have released a related e-book, Framework for Selecting Automated Solid-Liquid Filtration…


medicinal cannabis

Product Quality for Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoids

As a member of the Nectar Health Sciences Board of Directors, I’ve become well versed in the cannabinoid and terpenes marketplace technologies from hemp processing to final product. Drawing on my experiences with Nectar, a privately-owned cannabinoid isolation and extraction company, I thought I’d discuss product quality for medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Nectar's experienced scientists and industry experts are dedicated to commercializing a unique and patent-pending cannabinoid isolation…


Winterization Process Options for Cannabinoids

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/unraveling-cannabinoids As a member of the Board of Directors of Nectar Health Sciences, I have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced scientists and industry experts dedicated to commercializing a unique and patent-pending cannabinoid isolation technology. Nectar, is a privately-owned cannabinoid isolation and extraction company, with a technology that isolates cannabinoids to >99% purity. This blog, though, will focus on winterization process…


Learn Online about Automatic Filtration Technologies

The days away at a conference and travel for work remain curtailed in 2021. Yet, you can still learn online. I’ve partnered with the American Filtration and Separations (AFS) Society to offer a short course March 16. Automatic Filtration Technologies for the Chemical Process Industries draws on my decades experience. I hope you’ll join me! The AFS course presented live online on Tuesday, March 16, from 9am to 11am CST (UTC -6), will cover automatic technologies designed to help alleviate…