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    Covid pandemic continues to drive up demand for oxygen and US healthcare costs


    Healthcare made up one-fifth of the US economy in 2021 reflecting the cost to combat the Covid-19 pandemic with US Government spending for healthcare having grown 36% in 2020, significantly faster than the 5.9% growth during pre-pandemic levels.


    A stream of neutrinos


    There is a very exciting project underway in the US that involves the use of lots of argon. The construction of the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) and the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), an international flagship collaboration to unlock the mysteries of neutrinos, represents the largest particle physics project ever ...

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    Invaluable valves, Part 1


    Parts 1 and 2 of this this primer discuss three common types of flow isolation and control valves used in the cryogenic industry. Part 1, below, will focus on globe and gate valves, their basic components, how they work, and their applications. Part 2, in next month’s issue, will cover ...

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    Gas analysis in CO2 processes


    A perspective from APT from Italy’s APT on the imperative world of monitoring, re-using and safely handling CO2 (carbon dioxide).

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    Membrane gas separation for CCUS


    Cost-effective capture of CO2 emissions, as explained for gasworld by Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director of sbh4 consulting.

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    Ammonia absorption refrigeration for CO2 liquefaction


    Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting, talks all things waste heat recovery for energy efficient CCS schemes for gasworld’s CO2 Issue.

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    CCUS potential in Vietnam


    Decarbonisation can bring opportunities for industrial gases, explains Stephen B. Harrison, Managing Director, sbh4 consulting.

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    Innovations in plastics manufacturing


    Part 1. Carbon dioxide flexes its muscle, as Paolo Kirchpfening, Global Commercialisation Linde Technologies, Plastics, and Andreas Praller, Global Technology Expert, Plastics, at Linde explain for gasworld. 

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    In focus…Liquid nitrogen dosing


    Much is written about the challenges in the food cold chain, but there are challenges too at the pressurisation and packaging end of the supply chain. A significant technology at play in meeting this challenge are liquid nitrogen dosing systems, writes Rob Cockerill in conversation with VBC.

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    A success story in biogenic CO2


    Rob Cockerill learns more about the ‘Performance Drive’ carbon dioxide recovery system from COMTECSWISS LTD for biogas upgrading applications.

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    In focus…Food and beverage applications


    Think of aquaculture, and you’re unlikely to think of Sweden. The global hotspots for aquaculture are known to be dominated by the Asia-Pacific region, with China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Bangladesh comprising the top five countries for aquaculture production in 2016, according to reported data from the Food and Agriculture ...

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    The role of AI in CO2 safety


    The relentless advance of global industry is based on unerring progress and continual development. From the beginnings of the industrial revolution, a conveyor belt of new ideas has supplemented the growth of mass production technologies and the ever-increasing drive to manufacture products at unprecedented speed and scale.

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    Industrial oxygen sensors


    Oxygen sensors can be generally broken into two groups: oxygen sensors used to measure or monitor biological processes, and industrial oxygen sensors.

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    Weathering the perfect storm


    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the need for a stable and ever-growing source of oxygen supply regularly surfaced as a consistent threat to providing effective respiratory therapy support for the most critical of patients. As the trajectory of Covid-19 evolved into treating a younger population suffering the effects of the highly ...

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    Take a deep breath


    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) eases breathing problems for Covid-19 patients quicker than standard therapy, according to a recent study into the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for those suffering from Covid-19.

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    Efficient oxygen production using co-ax® valve technology


    The demand for oxygen was increasing even before the Covid-19 pandemic requirements. As well as the medical technology field, other industries require oxygen for their operations such as wastewater treatment, gas, welding by blowtorches, mining, furnaces, and aquaculture such as shrimp farms.

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    Clean for safety: Oxygen system cleaning


    Oxygen has been a big topic in 2021, largely as a result of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the sheer need for medical oxygen across various countries. Elizabeth Norwood is a Senior Chemist at MicroCare, LLC, which offers precision cleaning solutions, and as the year draws to a close she ...

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    Converting challenges into opportunities


    Diversification and decarbonisation in CO2 are on the agenda at Nippon Gases, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Converting challenges into opportunities


    Diversification and decarbonisation in CO2 are on the agenda at Nippon Gases, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Hydrogen revolution is just getting started


    According to the Hydrogen Council, within the next decade, global demand for renewable and low carbon hydrogen could grow by 50%, and by 2050 hydrogen could contribute to over 20% of global carbon abatement1. With this in mind, many believe the time for hydrogen is now in the US.