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Articles by Kevin Parker

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In February, Processing will launch two new industry-focused electronic newsletters. To receive these and other of our electronic deliverables, go to www.processingmagazine.com.
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There’s sand involved, but it’s no day at the beach

The water consumed in oil & gas production is something tremendous. Folks in the water and wastewater treatment industry know it, and they’re introducing solutions that make continuing use of carbon-based energy more sustainable.
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US chemicals industry again globally competitive

Natural gas as fuel and feedstock; demand growth from emerging economies
It’s all a matter of vocabulary. First the word “shale” entered the daily water-cooler discourse, along with “horizontal drilling” and “fracturing.” It wasn’t long before large swaths of the American public realized the natural-gas energy revolution was on.
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Profiles of the winners

This December 2012 issue of Processing magazine marks the first time this editor has had the pleasure of working on its annual Breakthrough Products awards. What was striking after reviewing both the submissions and the winners was how many of the solutions presented came out of companies headquartered in the U.S. manufacturing heartlands, or in a few cases, the European manufacturing heartlands.
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Water Act Whack-a-Mole continues 40 years on

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and perhaps the most remarkable thing is that not very many people had too much bad to say about it.
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The absorption issue

This December 2012 issue of Processing magazine is the first time this editor has had the pleasure of working on its annual Breakthrough Products awards.
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Water Act Whack-a-Mole continues 40 years on

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and perhaps the most remarkable thing is that not very many people had too much bad to say about it.
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Automation suppler builds holistic platform for plant info

Engineering company focused on water/wastewater sees benefits
The information systems used in the process industries, including water and wastewater processing, are largely roles-based, with one being for plant design, another for operations execution and others for process control, maintenance and so on. In addition, most enterprise, or ERP systems, were in their origins meant to support discrete manufacturing, not batch or continuous production.
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DNA amplification, bioluminescence and safety in food processing

It is estimated that there are as many as two million to four million cases of salmonellosis every year in the U.S. alone. Indications are that combating this and other pathogens is going to take food processors — if they aren’t already there — into the world of molecular biology.


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