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Heating Mantles: Avoiding Momentous Mistakes

New safety regulations for electrical laboratory equipment

Heating Mantles: Avoiding Momentous Mistakes

06/18/2018 - Heating mantles are supposed to enable the user to heat liquids safely and quickly – even in cases of (accidental) misapplication. This is now taken into account by a modified EN Standard. And it is of great importance for users to know: a violation may have unexpected consequences read...

Continuous Online Measurement of Viable Cell Density for Improved Process Insight

Bioprocessing

Continuous Online Measurement of Viable Cell Density for Improved Process Insight

06/08/2018 - Online measurement with methods such as control of pH and dissolved oxygen are common for most biological processes. In fact, many parameters can be monitored but those directly related to cell physiology are time-consuming offline measurements that only provide a reactionary window into the past. Learn how to increase yield and decrease effort with innovative sensors. read...

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Lemons and Ginger Stimulate Molecular Defenses in Saliva

Germany: Food Chemistry

Lemons and Ginger Stimulate Molecular Defenses in Saliva

Not only do citric acid and spicy 6-gingerol from ginger add special flavors to food and beverages; both substances also stimulate the molecular defenses in human saliva. That is the result of a human clinical trial by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology. read...

The Future of Chemistry is Electrifying

Germany: Electocatalysts

The Future of Chemistry is Electrifying

Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Fau) and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (Hi-Ern) have developed a new method that will enable electrocatalytic reactions to be studied in much more detail in future. read...

Yes, You Can Monitor Hydrogen in-situ with TDL Spectroscopy

Gas Analyzers

Yes, You Can Monitor Hydrogen in-situ with TDL Spectroscopy

As the first in the world, NEO Monitors has developed a solution for measuring hydrogen in-situ using traditional infrared (IR) tunable-diode-laser (TDLAS) absorption spectroscopy. read...

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Trend Report: Bio-Based Products

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Bio-Based Products

Because of low crude oil prices, times are hard for bio-based chemicals as they can rarely compete with their fossil counterparts pricewise and cannot even play a trump card in the matter of climate change. Nevertheless, industry and academia are developing bio-based processes fervently and with the prerequisite that the products must not be more expensive than conventional ones. read...

Hazardous Materials Cabinet Ready For 4.0

Hazardous Material Management 4.0

Hazardous Materials Cabinet Ready For 4.0

Say goodbye to the image of the hazardous material cabinet hiding sticky bottles. The Karlstein-based specialist Düperthal supplies cabinet systems that are real brainboxes: Digitally networked and equipped with the finest in sensor technology, they slot effortlessly into a digital logistics chain, making them a further element of the Chemical factory 4.0. read...

Ecologically Harmless Insect Repellent

Germany: Biodegradable Crop Protection

Ecologically Harmless Insect Repellent

Conventional insecticides not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils, lakes, rivers and seas. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an alternative: A biodegradable agent that keeps pests at bay without poisoning them. read...

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The Impact of Palm Oil Cultivation in South East Asia

Indonesia: Deforestation

The Impact of Palm Oil Cultivation in South East Asia

20.06.18 - Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study by EPFL and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. read...

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