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MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design

MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design. MATRIC assisted a client in developing a process for recovery and recycle of rubber. The basic concept had been demonstrated in laboratory experiments. MATRIC then undertook an experimental program and developed a process with potential for continuous operation. Several of the key steps were demonstrated in semi-continuous operation. [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Rubber Recycle, Process Development and Design

MATRIC assisted a client in developing a process for recovery and recycle of rubber. The basic concept had been demonstrated in laboratory experiments. MATRIC then undertook an experimental program and developed a process with potential for continuous operation. Several of the key steps were demonstrated in semi-continuous operation. Process designs were developed for both a commercial scale [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Process Development, Pilot Plant Operation

A liquid-phase batch process operated by a client had potential for conversion to a continuous process, which would increase the capacity of the unit. The process included hazardous materials with stringent requirements for temperature control. MATRIC prepared a process design for a unit, based on a small CSTR. Design safety reviews were held with client [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Ethoxylation

A customer had prepared small amounts of novel products derived from ethylene oxide in laboratory studies, but needed larger quantities of these materials. MATRIC installed a larger pressure reactor with process controls for safe operation. After thorough safety reviews, the reactor was successfully operated to prepare multiple samples on the kilogram scale. -- For more [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Safety Consulting

Numerous projects have been carried out for various customers to evaluate specific hazards and provide recommendations on safe operations. The subjects include:     evaluating the flammability limits and autoignition temperatures of mixtures of hydrocarbons and oxygen assessment of electrostatic hazards in handling flammable materials safe operating procedures for handling acetylene dealing with ignition hazards [...]

MATRIC to Conduct All WV Brewery Testing

With more than two dozen West Virginia-based craft breweries making a growing economic impact across the state, the Charleston Area Alliance teamed up with MATRIC to help these small businesses operate more efficiently. Working with the West Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, MATRIC will now conduct all of the state breweries’ testing from their headquarters in [...]

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 [...]