Water conservation has become more crucial than ever in the decision-making process. International process licensors and engineering companies are finding themselves adapting their designs to local water usage regulations.
Solid/liquid separators play an essential role in these processes. Selecting the right filters and filtration systems can minimize process downtime, reduce maintenance and waste disposal costs, limit worker exposure to the fluids, and improve product quality. However, proper filter selection can vary from industrial applications, water filtrations, boilers, and irrigation.
When determining which liquid process to use, consider these three primary filters or filtration systems:
1. Bag Filters
Liquid bag filters operate by capturing solids inside the filter media "bag," and tend to be low cost. They have smaller surface areas than comparable cartridge systems. Due to their full range of process conditions, they're an excellent choice for a variety of applications, including paints, water treatment, food processing, pharmaceutical, and more.
2. Cartridge Filters
Cartridge filters remove suspended solids for applications with have lower flow rates, where exposure to the process liquid is not an issue. They are the same initial cost as bag filters but contain a higher operational price. We recommend both bag filters and cartridges if the operator and environmental exposure to the liquids are acceptable, and requires removal of loss solids. When choosing a filter for liquid processing, it's important to thoroughly consider the cost, flow requirements, and operator exposure risks.
3. Clean-In-Place (CIP)
• It is best used or applied where flow rates are high, filter media replacement units are on top, or exposure of the process liquid to workers or the environment is unwanted
• Used to remove suspended solids of approx.1 micro and more significant for all types of liquid process streams
• Higher initial costs when compared to bag and cartridge filters & filtration systems, but lower operational costs
"Rising technological developments and product innovations are projected to take place in the next five years in countries like China, India, Japan and South Korea, says Dr. Mosongo Moukwa" - in a great read in the business standard, concerning the cosmetics & personal care industry.
The global market for cosmetics and personal care products is rapidly expanding, and rising technological developments and innovations of skin & personal care items will happen, especially in the next five years in countries like China, India, Japan and South Korea. Nail products, lip products, facial make-up, and hair color products are the primary areas where these would take off.
As consumer behaviors are changing, so are their needs also. There are more choices and varieties in the markets available, empowering them to create their ideal cosmetics & personal care products, tailored to their individual needs. Much of that is also due to various product innovations and subsequent changes in the way consumers perceive their skin care needs and products they use to address those needs then.
Another exciting aspect of the cosmetics & personal care industry is the rise of ‘medicalised' and organic skin care products, and devices are some of the developments.
Large cosmetics & personal care product manufacturers are catching on, introducing hundreds of new products every year. The most recent product customization innovations include new product formats, textures, and functions. Many others provide more ‘tweaking' and ‘missing' than full customization.
There is a growing number of Asia-inspired cosmetics & personal care products and innovation in international markets. This so-called ‘Asianification' trend is expected to grow stronger and deliver more product personalization concepts
Overall, presently, makers of cosmetics & personal care products are establishing their businesses/shops in emerging markets of Asia because that is that is where growth is. On the other hand, Africa and the Middle East have maintained double-digit growth despite the political instability in the region.…
Yes - In recent years breakfast cereals seem to have lost their snap, crackle, and pop. The market for ‘ready-to-eat' cereals, between 2012 and 2015, according to Euromonitor (a data firm), shrank by 9% in America and Britain, overall sales fell by 6%. Why the decline in sales? - Mainly due to consumers shunning the idea of having cereals containing carbohydrates, gluten, genetically modified (GM) grain and artificial flavors.
The big brands are merely being replaced by the small ‘authentic' ones as they are providing better quality, using healthier ingredients in the production process – making the big brands suffer from soggy sales.
The audience is becoming more aware of what they should eat, therefore; companies should be able to meet the demand to keep their business from suffering any losses, and it might take hard work to revive the flaky industry.
The finding above shows that since 2006 till 2015, there has been a downfall in the sales statistics of cereals over the years. Makers are also spending to revive their leading brands. For instance, Kellogg had put in more fruit in its Special K Red Berries cereal, and General Mills stripped GM ingredients and gluten from Cheerios.
However, in 2018, it is planned to remove all artificial flavors and colors from its cereals. Some analysts do have questions concerning whether the changes are worth the extra costs, but Robert Moskow of Credit Suisse, a bank, had reckoned it back in 2016 that cereals and food grains industries can compensate by cutting overheads and streamlining supply chains; which can be applied even today.…
As the health and fitness trend goes global, prospects for growth of the sportswear sector are getting stronger. Those firms operating in it are going to see a huge boost in the sales. According to a report from Morgan Stanley Research in 2016, it was stated “Global Athletic Wear: Very Bullish Five-Year Outlook”.
Recently, sports apparel and sports shoes sales have jumped 42% to $270 billion over the past seven years. It’s the kind of winning streak that raises eyebrows—and investor skepticism. The one question of high concern - What do yoga moms, high school athletes, and Chinese school kids have in common? They're all helping to power global sales of athletic wear!
The graph below shows how Asia is the biggest contributor to Athletic wear and what the sales growth is since 2015.
The sports we play (or watch) can shape what we wear—and buy. A focus on fitness and healthy living have translated into more active lifestyles, especially among the youth. For example, in North America, participation in sports games among high-schoolers has overall, jumped from 25% to more than 35% over the past 35 years, led by a near doubling among girls, from 17% to 32% over that period. Moreover, studies by US professional sports leagues show that consumers’ interest in sports is highly influenced by whether they played when younger.
As these consumers mature and move into prime apparel and footwear/sports shoes buying years, we imagine they will stay active.
Surprisingly, as per our findings – among the top factors driving athletic apparel and sports shoe sales are ‘cultural factors’. US investors may not grasp how big the China and emerging market opportunities are, and Asian investors may be similarly surprised at US strength. Through research, it was found that the industry could add $83 billion in sales by 2020, or more than 30% growth.
China, in particular, will be a key market to watch. The government has already emphasized the need to support youth athletic participation, develop sports infrastructure and business overall, with plans to build 60% more sports facilities by 2025 and get 500 million of its citizens to exercise and play sports regularly.…
What Is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy is generated from natural resources – such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat and various forms of biomass.
Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Sunlight, or solar power, can be used directly for heating and lighting homes and other buildings, for generating electricity, and for hot water heating, solar cooling, and a variety of commercial and industrial uses like producing solar & renewable energy products.
In The New Era
Today, a fifth of the world's electricity is produced by renewable energy. The figure below shows the change in primary energy demand in 2016. It was the first year in history that added solar capacity, and it outstripped any other electricity-producing technology. There were more clean energy installations which also lead to the creating a better future for solar and renewable energy products, but about 10% more was done in 2015, keeping the costs four quaters lower than the current one.
New solar power gave the biggest boost, providing half of all new capacity; followed by wind power, which gave 15%.
Success is through making right decisions
It is that time where we need renewable energy more than ever as the global environment continues to face many challenges and stands at a critical juncture. It is a worldwide phenomenon which is rapidly increasing, and it can improve many industrial operations. For renewable energy to advance and bring forth a sustainable future for the world – As a solution, priorities need to be set, and the right decisions need to be taken. Careful protection and introduction of laws, promoting more of renewable energy and public & private partnerships, subsidies for the energy sector, liberalization, and balance between fair competitions around can all lead to progress.
New companies belonging to different parts of the world are all set to gain from investments in technology that are geared and planned in the energy sector. New companies or investors from different countries like China or other South Asian countries can contribute in the installation of a fully powered, stable and clean supply – combined with storage options and smart grids too.…
Most advances of human society over the past century have been facilitated by the use of plastics. Plastics are composed of a network of molecular monomers bound together to form macromolecules of infinite use in human society. Today, according to the research of Association of Plastic Manufacturers Europe (APME), there are more than 20 different major types of plastics in use worldwide.
Benefits to the society
Plastics continue to benefit society in innumerable ways, although the publically they have many hazardous effects too, in particular, concerning human health and the environment, endocrine-disrupting properties and long-term pollution.
The benefits of plastics are particularly apparent in medicine and public health. Plastics are versatile, cost-effective, require less energy to produce than alternative materials like metal or glass and can be manufactured to have many different properties. Due to these characteristics, polymers are used in diverse health applications, such as disposable syringes and intravenous bags, sterile packaging for medical instruments as well as in joint replacements, tissue engineering, etc.
Dangers to the society
Do you think all current uses of plastics are prudent and sustainable? The answer is, of course not, because of the existence of widespread, unwanted human exposure to endocrine-disrupting bisphenol-A (BPA) and di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), leading to large quantities of plastic being disposed of and depletion of non-renewable petroleum resources as a result of ever-increasing mass-production of plastic consumer articles.
Focus on the road ahead
What were require in the society – is – to focus on continuing with the efforts to phase out DEHP and BPA in the healthcare and food industry, and look for biodegradable options at higher levels for plastic packaging, opportunities for reducing plastic medical waste, and recycling in medical facilities in the quest to reap a maximum of benefits from polymers without compromising human health or the environment in the process. The benefits and downsides of plastics and identities opportunities to change the composition and disposal practices of these invaluable polymers for a more sustainable future consumption need to be reviewed with scrutiny.
It is time to rethink the current management model of the production and disposal of plastics and to move towards a model that considers the entire life-cycle of these abundant, essential materials. Disposal of plastics in landfills ultimately is unsustainable and diminishes land resources fit for other uses of higher societal value.…
What is that one thing when it comes to your mind when you think of accessories? The famous Diva – Coco Chanel puts it just about right for us, ‘shoes or footwear' – The number one accessory, which can make or break any style - "A woman with good shoes is never ugly" she quoted.
In the olden days, women followed a set of norms in dressing up which they strictly followed, making them look very elegant and stylish; carefully wearing unique accessories that created lasting impressions. More than ever before - The year 2018 brings a full-on fashion fiesta, so find the right mix and matches to work your fashion goals. So, let's look into how you can be in-line with the rules listed in any fashionistas dictionary and if you're all set to start 2018 with only 3 new rules that can really upgrade your dressing-sense, saving you so much time and effort too.
Rule1. Light with light, dark with dark
Are you always in confusion - How do you do the colors right? Well, some rules stand the test of time and this first one has been around for decades. Match dark accessories with dark accessories and light with light. In 2018, it all about not following the rules! They don't have to be the same color but generally match brightly with neutrals. For instance, yellow could go with white, pink could go with beige, maroon with black and more.
Rule2. Ditch the color wheel
This year, do and wear what makes you happy. The entire goal is that – no other rule of thumb. Go ahead and deliberately choose colors that ‘clash'. An example is that ‘millennial pink’ being paired in combinations not previously seen but now even, neon is increasingly being paired with just about everything.
Rule3. Mix Sparkles & Metallic With Casuals
A few years ago metallic, glitter and sparkles were just reserved for parties and formal attires only. Now the trend has changed. Metallic shoes like the Leona Pewter Mirror are now the perfect match for denim and even sportswear. Metallic footwear & accessories can go with backpacks and casual belts, and metallic, glittery bags are being seen paired with sneakers.
Other than that Footwear Laces, Insole and Accessories can also be carefully paired with the rest of the attire.…
What you wear says a lot about who you are. The way you dress up can really define you and give a good impression to others. A well-dressed person is always well-presented too. But do just clothes complete your look? Certainly not - we want you to re-think this statement as we believe that fashion accessories are not just pieces that compliment your outfit but they define your style-statement and a must-have for every season. Keeping with the latest accessory trend is not just the duty of a sincere fashionista but anyone can oomph their style and by just adding the some of these incredible fashion accessories we have rounded up. So, get-set-ready for some amazing insta-worthy photos and get clicking away as you won’t get enough of how much they add to your style!
1. Matrix Sunglasses
These sunglasses are already so popular with the style-queen Kendell Jenner and Gigi Hadid. These sleek, skinny but micro sunglasses are all you’re looking for this Spring 2018. Try ones with a sportier edge or neon-edge shaped ones to make it your style game-changer.
2. Belt Bags
This cute and comfy fashion accessory is the hottest trend which any lay can wear, no matter how strong her fashion-sense is. Belt bags are continuing to dominate the world of street style with their unique hands-free structure, bringing a blend in being practical and glamorous at the same time.
3. Shoulder-grazing statement earrings
Wearing stunning earrings can totally change the way you look and having some statement ones are a must! The long ones are here to stay! Since a couple of seasons their popularity is constantly increasing and many are wearing them as a bold fashion iconic piece.
We hope that you will love them and add to your shopping list soon because from Milan and Paris to New York and London, these chic bags, hats, shoes and more stood out amongst the best street style looks of the Spring/Summer 2018 shows and they are taking the fashion world by storm.
Getting a new car is always exciting but revamping your current vehicle can be even more interesting if you use some useful car accessories – some that you never thought you needed but they are so awesome as you have them around you while you enjoy your ride. For some people enhancing automobile interiors & having the right car accessories is a passion
1. Magnetic Phone Mound
It is universal for all cell phones and usually fits into your car's CD slot or even on the windscreen. Attaches your phone to a strong magnet and you don't need to install it. A handy accessory these days, as it gives you the ease to use your phone, (in particular answering calls) while you drive.
2. Portable Battery
With technology taking an essential place in our lives, our lives – we are surrounded by devices, especially smartphones. With this accessory you can never run out of battery for your phones and your car too. It also has a built-in LED flashlight and what’s best is that it’s rechargeable. One thing you will never regret keeping in your trunk at all times.
3. Flat tire spray
Ever experienced your worst with a flat tire in the middle of the road and no help? Well, this is a great for anyone as you can change a flat tire yourself super quick anywhere. It safe and also saves your rims from getting bent.
4. Car seat organizer
If you love road trips or travel far, this cool accessory can keep things very neat in your vehicle. Your kids can be happy and entertained; there will be little or no messy situation! Between toys, books, snacks, you can make it all easy now.
5. Car Neck support pillow
Need to rest as you drive? These super comfortable neck supporters for the car, comes in different types and you can feel relaxed with this neck support system in your car as you drive along or sleep while he journey is complete.…
Rechargeable Batteries: Facts, Myths, and Explosions
It's a Myth that we should let or phone battery be dead before we recharge it again – That's because there is a risk that lithium batteries might explode and they are bad for the environment. So here, the question arises ‘Are lithium batteries safe to use?' - Countering the argument we can only say that remains a myth only because they don't have ‘memory' problems. Gone are the days when you had to wait for your phone or laptop to have dreaded battery and then charge them.
2017 saw various technologies enter into commercial production both for residential and industrial uses. Batteries and charge storage devices, rechargeable batteries, grid batteries are all critical developments in the recent market for technologies and devices. In 2018, the market dynamics have changed, and such technological advancements seem to be great and provide many advantages over other established, emerging and competing technologies such as ease of deployment, the flexibility of use, the precision and quality of the service they bring.
Rechargeable batteries power our phones, laptops, and toothbrushes. With solar battery storage in this new age, even electric cars have taken off.
How rechargeable batteries work?
Rechargeable batteries power devices operate the same way that disposable batteries do – through chemical reactions at the positive and negative electrodes. The crystals caused the memory problem build up on the wires in the array, leaving less room for the chemical reactions to take place during charging.
It is entirely safe to recharge your phone whenever you like and give it a full charge but getting them heated up is something that we should avoid because they can blow up or catch fire due to some chemical reaction – but that can only happen occasionally and is not life-risking. It is essential to be careful where you are keeping it while it is charged and even plugging your charger into an external power source forces specific chemicals reactions to happen in reverse.
Manufacturers are advised to manage through the installation of heat control systems, venting valves and fans to monitor and regulate the temperature the batteries work.