Chemical Engineer Genius Converts Pollution into Profits
Friday, December 21, 2007
How does he do it? He simply converts unwanted or waste into a valuable useful product. Have you ever imagine it before? Have you ever thought about the possibility? Check out how this chemical engineer academician cum scientist realized it. This post is adopted from progressiveengineer.com.
Strike up a conversation with Israel Wachs, and you'll find him enthusiastic and ready to talk about his latest project. You can't blame him. A chemical engineering professor at Lehigh University, Wachs has discovered a process that could help paper mills save millions of dollars a year by converting methanol, a pollutant, into formaldehyde, a useful product. Any chemical engineer would relish this.
But that doesn't explain all the giddiness. Wachs envisions taking his process a step further and applying it to other industries, and it has him speaking like an ecologist. He calls it an environmental solution that could change the business approach to making pulp from timber and help achieve sustainability. Continue reading...
posted by zaki yamani @ 10:50 PM,
- At Saturday, December 22, 2007, Ray said...
This is really industrial ecology at its best.
- At Saturday, December 22, 2007, zaki said...
Yes, we should also become like him...
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