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Potential Design Implications of Certain Objectives for a Pilot Plant

In our previous blog posting, we discussed The Importance of Understanding Owner’s Project Objectives for a Pilot Plant. In that discussion, we emphasized that clear understanding of the sponsor’s underlying objectives is the key to a good design. The project team must make an effort to define and comprehend the sponsor’s primary objective and the [...]

MATRIC Optimistic About China Energy Announcement

Appalachia Storage & Trading Hub progress continues So. Charleston, W.V.; November 9, 2017 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC) is pleased with today’s announcement of West Virginia Department of Commerce and China Energy Investment Corporation Limited’s plan to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia over [...]

Solving a mystery of high impurity concentrations

Early in 2014, one of our customers was experiencing high impurity concentrations in their product. High levels of both the typical impurities and unexpected oxidized contaminations were present in their product overhead. This was problematic because a high-value stream was failing specifications and the only solution was to sell it as a lower-value commodity. Using [...]

MATRIC Welcomes Three New Team Members

At MATRIC, we know that our people are our most valued asset, and we are pleased to welcome three new members to the team! Dr. Grant Proulx joins MATRIC as a Senior Research Chemist. He has more than 22 years of experience as a chemist and technical leader in scale-up, commercial leadership and chemical techno-economic-chemical-design-technology-improvement [...]

MATRIC Presents at Specialty and Agro Chemicals America Event

MATRIC Chief Technology Officer Jack Dever presented at the Specialty and Agro Chemicals America Event on September 8 in Charleston, SC. Dever discussed the Appalachian Storage & Trading Hub and the impact it would have on the Appalachian region. The Specialy and Agro Chemicals America Event focuses on the chemical products and technologies that have [...]