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A Maritime meeting this fall

CONFERENCES

Labour Day is coming up fast, along with the early registration deadline for the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference on September 9th. The event will take  place October 20-23 at the newly opened Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where participants will have an opportunity to hear from some of the leading people in...

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Microfluidics turns to multipoles

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

The past two decades have been a heyday for the field of microfluidics, which has adapted highly accurate etching methods from the information technology industry to create miniaturized arrays where reactions can occur with minimal amounts of reagents. The resulting “lab on a chip” has set the stage for entirely new categories of analytical hardware,...

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Can. J. Chem. Eng. Virtual Issue

PUBLICATIONS

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering has a new Virtual Issue, featuring all of the papers in our Experimental Methods in Chemical Engineering series. This special series of mini-review papers began with the preface in November 2018. The Virtual Issue compiles 14 articles that have been published since then or will be published in upcoming...

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Measuring milk’s many micronutrients

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Milk may be among our most familiar and venerable parts of the human diet, but its complex chemistry still holds a few mysteries and surprises. Most analyses have focused on the macronutrients, the proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that make up this product. The latest generation of metabolomics methods, however, bring powerful technologies such as mass...

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Alberta pilot plant marks the latest milestone for Forward Water

CHEMISTRY FOR ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

At the beginning of 2017 Canadian Chemical News offered an introduction to Forward Water, a start-up company that was spun off from research led by Philip Jessop, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University. He had devised a “switchable” solvent whose solubility can be altered with the addition of CO2, which can...

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