KBR awarded first commercial license for Vinyl Acetate Monomer Technology

first_imgThe KBR-SDK VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK’s ethylene based VAM unit KBR has been awarded a contract for Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) technology by Shenghong Refining Petrochemical (Lian Yun Gang) . This is the first commercial VAM technology license secured under an alliance agreement between KBR and Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) to commercialize SDK’s VAM technology.Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide License and Basic Engineering Design for a 300 KTA VAM unit to be constructed in Lianyungang, China, as part of an integrated refinery and petrochemical complex.The KBR-SDK VAM technology is backed by more than 40 years of know-how accumulated through the safe and stable operation of SDK’s ethylene based VAM unit at the Oita Petrochemical Complex in Japan.“We are excited that Shenghong has selected KBR-SDK’s VAM technology,” said Doug Kelly, President, KBR Technology Solutions. “This award consolidates KBR’s position as a licensor of specialty chemicals technologies and strengthens our relationship with a key partner in Shenghong.”KBR also provided its phenol/acetone technology to Shenghong in 2019.KBR has more than 50 years of experience in providing technologies, flexible solutions and expertise that petrochemicals operators rely on to produce ethylene, propylene, acetyls, phenolics, vinyls and other specialty products from a variety of feedstocks, safely and efficiently. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

The world’s tiniest radio

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aytf0Jk8YJ4″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/aytf0Jk8YJ4/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds.This tiny radio, whose building blocks are the size of two atoms, can withstand extremely harsh environments and is biocompatible, meaning it could work in places as varied as a probe on Venus to a pacemaker in a human heart.The research was led by Marko Lončar, the Tiantsai Lin Professor of Electrical Engineering at SEAS, and graduate student Linbo Shao, and was published in the journal Physical Review Applied.The radio uses tiny imperfections in diamonds called nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers. To make NV centers, researchers replace one carbon atom in a tiny diamond crystal with a nitrogen atom and remove a neighboring atom — creating a system that is essentially a nitrogen atom with a hole next to it. NV centers can be used to emit single photons or detect very weak magnetic fields. They have photoluminescent properties, meaning they can convert information into light, making them powerful and promising systems for quantum computing, phontonics, and sensing.A diamond radio receiver This tiny radio has building blocks the size of two atoms. The radio is extremely resilient, thanks to the inherent strength of the diamond. The team successfully played music at 350 degrees Celsius — about 660 Fahrenheit. Credit: Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Radios have five basic components: a power source, a receiver, a transducer to convert the high-frequency electromagnetic signal in the air to a low-frequency current, a tuner, and a speaker or headphones to convert the current to sound.In the Harvard device, electrons in diamond NV centers are powered, or pumped, by green light emitted from a laser. These electrons are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, including the waves used in FM radio. When NV center receives radio waves. it converts them and emits the audio signal as red light. A common photodiode converts that light into a current, which is then converted to sound through a simple speaker or headphone.An electromagnet creates a strong magnetic field around the diamond, which can be used to change the radio station, tuning the receiving frequency of the NV centers.Shao and Lončar used billions of NV centers to boost the signal, but the radio works with a single NV center, emitting one photon at a time, rather than a stream of light.The radio is extremely resilient, thanks to the inherent strength of diamond. The team successfully played music at 350 degrees Celsius — about 660 Fahrenheit.“Diamonds have these unique properties,” said Lončar. “This radio would be able to operate in space, in harsh environments and even the human body, as diamonds are biocompatible.”The research was coauthored by Mian Zhang, Matthew Markham, and Andrew M. Edmonds, and was supported in part by the STC Center for Integrated Quantum Materials.last_img read more

Gallery: No. 2 Syracuse knocks off No. 16 Yale to advance to NCAA quarterfinals

first_imgNo. 2 Syracuse (13-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 15 Yale (10-6, 5-1 Ivy), by a score of 11-10 on Sunday night inside the Carrier Dome. SU advances to the NCAA quarterfinals next Sunday against Towson. Redshirt freshman Stephen Rehfuss scored the game-winning goal. Nick Mariano and Jamie Trimboli each scored two goals and nine different SU players had a goal. Comments Published on May 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

VFL Wolfsburg unveils Interwetten signing

first_img Related Articles MySportwetten: What German players want from a bookmaker July 10, 2020 Submit Share Bundesliga giants VFL Wolfsburg has unveiled its latest partnership with online gambling operator Interwetten. The deal, which comes into effect as from the start of the upcoming 2019/20 campaign will see Interwetten serve as the team’s official sports betting partner.Interwetten managing director, Dominik Beier, commented on the partnership: “Sport is an essential driving force for us and one that we support through a variety of sponsorship deals.“In VfL Wolfsburg we have managed to find a very interesting partner. The high levels of professionalism at the club, as well as their digital approach and willingness to be flexible and creative in our dealings together, are what won us over.“In sporting terms things have been going very well for the club lately and they’ve made it into the UEFA Europa League. What brings VfL Wolfsburg and Interwetten together is the desire to work in an innovative way, develop new products and constantly move forward. We are looking forward to an active and successful cooperation.”As a result, the Vienna-based company will receive a comprehensive portfolio package from the Bundesliga club, which includes national LED TV pitchside advertising, Cam Carpets in the Volkswagen Arena and hospitality benefits.Michael Meeske, managing director of the Bundesliga outfit, concluded: “We are delighted to have acquired an international partner of real note in the German speaking sports betting market in the form of Interwetten, whose offer really sets the standard in the sector.”VFL Wolfsburg, who finished last season in sixth place, kicks off its 2019/20 season with a DFB-Pokal, German cup,  away trip to third division side Hallescher FC on August 12th. Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020last_img read more

Roger Goodell says 4 preseason games not ‘necessary any more’

first_img“I feel what we should be doing is always to the highest quality, and I’m not sure preseason games meet that level right now,” Goodell said during a charity golf tournament, via the Associated Press.The NFL and NFLPA have already started negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and according to a report from the Washington Post, many owners are in favor of revisiting the idea of an 18-game regular season. Related News This change would not extend the NFL season, but would potentially reduce the number of preseason games. But the decision to do so could be hampered by the players. Many are against the increase in regular season games, citing safety concerns and a lack of appropriate compensation for playing a longer season. Roger Goodell continues to advocate for a shortened NFL preseason.Recently, the league commissioner doubled down on his stance to reduce the preseason schedule. In 2017, Goodell also expressed his desire to reduce the preseason from four games to three.  NFL, NFLPA talks could include 18-game regular season, report says “I’m not sure, talking with coaches, that four preseason games is necessary any more to get ready for a season to evaluate players, develop players,” Goodell said. “There are other ways of doing that, and we’ve had a lot of discussions about that.”Goodell does see the early discussion that have already taken place as a good sign, the AP noted.last_img read more