MATERIALS: When PoroGen Corp., a leader in the development of high-temperature porous polymeric materials, was developing its proprietary PEEK-SEP membrane technology for the separation of liquids and gases, it chose Victrex plc’s VICTREX® PEEKTM high-performance polymer because of its combination of high temperature and chemical resistance. The innovative PEEK-SEP line of hollow fiber membranes and devices are designed for use in the most demanding separation applications. PoroGen’s technology is based on melt extruded porous polyetheretherketone membranes. Membranes made with VICTREX® PEEKTM can operate at temperatures as high as 200C (392F) and are not affected by aggressive chemicals present in “real-life” process streams.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.