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Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 3

On The Trail of Don Glatz On His  Liquid-Liquid Extraction Travels

June 8th, 2017

As Manager of Extraction Technology at Koch Modular Process Systems, Don Glatz certainly gets around. You may have been able to track him down in Brazil when he was supervising testing on a pilot KARR® Column that eventually resulted in the design and purchase of production columns for a well-recognized petrochemical company.

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Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 2

Capturing CO2 from Power Plant for Underground Sequestration

May 4th, 2017

No one realized the implications of the CO2 capture project that came through on Koch’s web inquiry page. This project, which would end up in the New York Times and Scientific American, became the first operating carbon capture and storage facility.

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Newsletter – Vol. 2, No. 1

The Left Hand Always Knows What The Right is Doing…

January 15th, 2017

Chemical processing industry projects still suffer from poor communication. The ole’ left-hand, right-hand lack of coordination still plagues projects today.

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Newsletter – Vol. 1, No. 1

The Case of the Fermentation Broth & the Process Performance Guarantee

November 10th, 2016

The client was a private greenfield biorefining company that converted biomass to renewable chemicals. Challenges were myriad, starting with the puzzle of extracting acetic acid from an aqueous fermentation broth that had a propensity to emulsify.

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