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Fireworks & Filtration. Happy 2016.

  Photo by MIO ITO on Unsplash With 2015 drawing to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year. The release of the first edition of my Solid-Liquid Filtration Practical Guide for Chemical Engineers prompted me to start this blog. So far, it’s been great. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to expand on my belief that good solid-liquid filtration process engineers proceed with caution and test, test, test. I’ve opined about the need for consistent filtration ratings, advised against…


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The Engineer in the Wild

Photo by Jake Melara on Unsplash Business Week recently featured an excellent feature detailing the tragedy of Kate Matrosova. But what does that have to do with filtration technology? Well, let's consider her story first. The 32-year-old trader with a love for adventure set out on an epic solo hike across New Hampshire’s mountains and encountered “the most hellish weather seen in many seasons.” Friends remember her as a brave woman with a power within her who, although equipped, was beaten by…