Celebrating the Fourth..from a Distance

As fireworks soar sky high around the Fourth of July, so do injuries. As the holiday approaches, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) demonstrated the power fireworks, legal and illegal.

According to the CPSC, last year five people were killed and more than 9,000 were injured in fireworks-related incidents, the majority in a 30-day period around July 4.

Those injuries ranging from cuts, scrapes to permanent disfigurement, including severe burns, amputation of fingers and serious eye trauma.

Cleaning Wastewater Streams: Steam Stripping

For the next few weeks we're going to look at some application examples from our Chemical E-Book, this week we'll focus on a method of cleaning up plant wastewater streams: Steam Stripping.

Steam stripping is an economic method of cleaning up plant wastewater streams. It is a multistage continuous distillation process where steam is used as a stripping gas to remove hydrocarbons from dischargeable waste waters.