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    The hydrogen Scotland strategy – green scotch

    The hydrogen Scotland strategy – green scotch The UK is working toward net zero emissions by 2050, and Scotland’s goal is to achieve net zero by 2045. As Scotland’s whisky industry produces nearly 400 million litres of whisky annually and accounts for an estimated 2.6% of Scotland’s total CO2 emissions, it is critical that they […]

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    Using a Coriolis in pharma processing

    Using a Coriolis in pharma processing The pharmaceutical industry uses high-purity liquid flow processes in upstream and downstream processing. Coriolis meters are useful in pharma applications such as fluid transfer between skids, batch filling, and feeding of growth media, glucose, and other nutrients into bioreactors. Here we discuss the benefits that Coriolis mass flow meters […]

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    Coriolis flow meters in semiconductor processes

    Coriolis flow meters in semiconductor processes High accuracy and precision flow metering and control are critical for many semiconductor manufacturing techniques. These processes require tight liquid controls, and Coriolis flow meters and controllers are ideal for low-flow applications. They provide several benefits which make them an optimal choice for semiconductor processes including chemical vapor deposition […]

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    Portable flow meters to leak test bioreactors

    Portable flow meters to leak test bioreactors Bioreactors must be leak tested to ensure all seals are tight and that there are no holes or gaps in equipment. Portable flow meters are a convenient tool to leak test bioreactors, using methods that are quantitative, non-invasive, and highly precise. Leak test bioreactors to ensure operator safety […]

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    Portable gas flow meters for cleanroom metrology

    Portable gas flow meters for cleanroom metrology Portable gas flow meters are a simple solution to two key challenges associated with cleanroom metrology. The first is the strict cleaning and sterilization requirements to ensure no contaminants are introduced into the environment, and the second is a lack of electrical outlets to minimize crevices where bacteria […]

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    UK hydrogen technology development

    UK hydrogen technology development The UK has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. While the energy sector has begun implementing a decarbonisation strategy to reduce its environmental impact, the transport and industrial sectors have seen little improvement and continue to account for a large proportion of emissions. As such, the UK is […]

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    Algae bioreactors and photobioreactors

    Algae bioreactors and photobioreactors NASA launched the OMEGA (offshore membrane enclosures for growing algae) photobioreactor in 2009 as a project to grow algae in municipal wastewater and produce biofuel. The algae bioreactor would not compete with agriculture for land, fertilizer, or freshwater, offering a significant advantage over biofuels derived from corn, soybeans, and sugarcane. Algae […]

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    Mass flow instruments in fragrance dosing

    Mass flow instruments in fragrance dosing Mass flow technologies are used to measure and control flow in a remarkable variety of low-flow liquid industrial applications – from flavor dosing in food and beverage to coloring in household detergents. While the specifics of these applications can vary significantly, the processes are united by a need for […]

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    Lab-grown meat and cultured meat

    Lab-grown meat and cultured meat Cultured meat, lab-grown meat, and clean meat all refer to the same thing – cells taken from a live animal and cultured in a lab, then built into a piece of meat which is biologically identical to meat from a slaughtered animal. In this article, we discuss lab-grown meat and […]

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    Microreactors in bioprocessing

    Microreactors in bioprocessing Microreactors are miniaturized reactor systems engineered for use in chemical synthesis, analytics, and diagnostic screenings, and they are slowly entering into pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. By utilizing microfluidic principles, microreactors are able to create environments within 10-500 µm channels where chemical/biological reactions can occur. Operating at this scale allows for tight process […]