The World of Chemical Engineering

CENtral Science

http://cenblog.org/

Chemical and Engineering News has a separate website for “News, notes, and musings from C&EN” that takes a more accessible look at what is going in the world of chemical engineering with a dozen different blogs.  These blogs include “Just Another Electron Pusher”, “The Haystack”, and “Artful Science”.   Visitors will find the latest entry in “Artful Science” to be an informative piece on acrylic paint, which was invented in the 1940s.  This particular entry looks at how over time the surfactants in it rise to the surface of a painting and produce a white film.   Currently, art restorers are looking for a way to effectively remove the film while not harming the painting.   The “Friday chemical safety round-up” lists “chemical and safety news from the past week”, including items from categories such as “Fires and explosions” and “Leaks, spills, and other exposures”. [KMG]

Reposted from the October 21, 2011 “Scout Report”.

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