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Project Spotlight: Evaluating and Scaling-up the Right Product and Process

Achieving Profitable Growth at Mid-Sized Chemical Companies The business and market realities for mid-sized chemical companies are simple to state, but difficult to deliver.  Technical and business leaders at these organizations face pressure to deliver profitable growth in hypercompetitive, low-growth, global environments. In those cases where market and competitive opportunities align in a way that [...]

Analytical is Paramount in Pilot Plant Design

Genius process design, foolproof operating systems, complex intertwined unit operations, sophisticated pilot plants. All mean nothing if you cannot obtain a sample, analyze and quantify exactly what is in it.  Analytical, from method development to sampling procedure, technique, precision, and how to treat the data, is paramount.  You must be able to measure it.  This [...]

MATRIC Presents at Esri International User Conference

MATRIC’s Vic Baker recently presented at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, Calif., a premier four-day geographic information systems (GIS) event attended by more than 16,000 people representing 138 countries. Baker gave three presentations during the conference which included an ESRI Lightning Talk, a Department of Energy (DOE) GIS User Group meeting presentation, [...]

The Building Blocks of MATRIC’s Brand

MATRIC’s brand icon represents an innovative work process with various components that combine to form a whole operation. The “brand blocks” signify the series of capabilities and actions required to fulfill a customer’s business objectives. The icon symbolizes a manner in which expert research, development and engineering methods fit together to serve these functions: 1) [...]

MATRIC Presents at 2017 AIChE Spring Conference

Traveling to the numerous conferences each year is nothing new to MATRICian Rob Nunley who attended the AIChE spring meeting in San Antonio, Texas, this week. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from more than 100 countries. […]

The ‘Techno Economics’ of R&D

A series of activities are required to foster innovation in the chemical industry. One of the most critical first steps is to determine if a technology is commercially viable. This discipline is known as “techno-economics,” in which an expert team analyzes the variables required to introduce a new innovation into the marketplace, which include costs [...]

Practical Considerations of Melt Crystallization

Crystallization involves purification of a chemical from a liquid mixture by solidification of the desired component.  Crystallization falls into two main categories: solution crystallization and crystallization from the melt (also referred to as “fractional crystallization”).  Solution crystallization means a material is crystallized from a mixture containing a solvent.  Crystals are formed by either concentrating the [...]

Joel Chittum Joins MATRIC as Software Developer

Joel Chittum has joined MATRIC as a new software developer. In this role, he will be a part of the Advanced Software Technologies team and will be working on the development of a platform to integrate multiple geologic modeling tools. Previously, Joel worked on the Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) developed for the National Oceanic [...]