ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - Fall 2017

ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News - Fall 2017

ACCN (L’Actualité chimique canadienne) the Canadian Chemical News presents national stories from the chemical sciences and chemical engineering sectors. Published four times a year, ACCN features cutting-edge scientific discoveries as well as the latest innovations from industry. Insightful columns and breaking news stories embrace all aspects of the Canadian chemistry scene: its personalities and companies, government policy and academic breakthroughs. ACCN’s regular lineup of in-depth feature stories showcases the problem-solving abilities of chemists and chemical engineers and their embrace of the biggest challenges facing society today, from energy, food and water security to advances in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

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The petroleum industry uses mechanical pigs, like the one shown here, inside a pipeline. The pig, used to clean the inside pipeline wall, gets pushed along by the flow of oil or natural gas.
A $7.9 million Genome Canada grant is funding research into the mitigation­ of widespread pipeline corrosion caused by bacteria. The project is estimated­ to save Canada’s oil and gas industry $300 to $500 million annually.

An oilfield worker from BP Exploration first noticed the acrid smell while driving near the...

Humanity’s use of essential oils goes back thousands of years, with natural agents such as frankincense playing...

Watch any New York City cop drama, from Law & Order to Blue Bloods, and you will see what filmmakers call an “establishing” shot.

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