Entries by Bruno Silva

Shaken, not stirred

It is probably the oldest procedural field: mixing of fluids and the appurtenant term of stirring. The experience that has been gathered throughout the years, the implemented research, and the broad know-how in the field have been growing for decades. Therefore it is hardly astonishing how much the knowledge and the literature about this technical […]

The role of filtration in water conservation

Water has become a scarce product in many parts of the World. Once an abundantly available resource, supply is running low and demand both for private and industrial use has constantly increased over the years. While historically we have never given too much attention to conservation of this valuable product, we today find ourselves increasingly […]

Safe Handling of Hazardous Chemicals

In the aftermath of the explosions at the port of Tianjin China and at a chemical plant in Shandong, we are once again reminded of the reality of the dangers involved in handling combustible and toxic chemicals. When running an automated production facility with a team of experienced operators, risks of incidents can be minimized. […]

DrM to open a new office in Malaysia

DrM AG has created a new division called DrM South East Asia (SEA). Its office will be located in Seri Kembangan, in the Southern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur. The purpose of establishing the office here is to provide better regional support for regional sales agents, develop closer connections to the local markets and provide locally […]

DrM develops the CONTIBAC® RX filter

DrM develops the CONTIBAC® RX filter for thickening of fine solids in low concentration.   Background In Solid-Liquid Separation fine particles often appear as suspensions of large volumes with a low solid s concentration. The large filtration area required to handle such streams is resulting in large filter housings, structures, plant footprints and corresponding high CAPEX and […]

DrM develops the CONTIBAC® XF SIKA Crossflow filter

DrM develops the CONTIBAC® XF SIKA Crossflow filter for continuous catalyst recycle from slurry hydrogenation reactors. The ideal combination with FUNDABAC® R for catalyst purge removal.   Background Heterogeneous hydrogenation is widely applied in many fine chemical, pharmaceutical, and food sectors and is one of many process steps in chemical synthesis. Often, such processes are batch oriented where […]