Monday, January 22, 2018

Learn how SCHB assists innovators and entrepreneurs in the chemistry enterprise

ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Entrepreneurs' Poster Session
CONTROL ID: 2861977
PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only : Consider for Sci-Mix
TITLE: Learn how SCHB assists innovators and entrepreneurs in the chemistry enterprise
AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Peter C. Lauro1Mukund Chorghade1Abhishek Kantak1David J. Deutsch1Joseph E. Sabol1Jennifer L. Maclachlan1Carlyn A. Burton1Erika L. Oltermann1Janet L. Bryant1,Thomas Siepmann1George W. Ruger1Pete J. Bonk1Rajeev Chorghade1Niteen A. Vaidya1Anis Rahman1
INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. SCHB, Boston, MA, United States. 
The ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB) has objectives “To aid in the formation, development, and growth of small chemical businesses.” SCHB helps chemists working in small enterprises, including self-employed, with the legal, social, educational, legislative, regulatory, and economic aspects of their professional status. SCHB serves as a clearinghouse of information, a forum for discussion, and a liaison between chemical businesses and students. Through programming and networking events, including symposia coffee breaks, speaker and member lunches, and a robust division social/reception, SCHB makes it easy for members to connect with other business-minded chemists. SCHB technical programming featuresEntrepreneurs Tool-Kit, which consists of resources, best practices, and true stories of startups and entrepreneurs. SCHB programmed at four ACS Regional Meetings in 2016, organizing business and entrepreneurial sessions that ultimately earned the 2017 ChemLuminary Member Engagement Award. SCHB programmed at four Regional Meetings in 2017, too! At the recent Washington DC meeting, SCHB symposia were designed around the meeting theme Chemistry and the Global Economy and explored intellectual property, healthcare, cannabis, social media, and public policy. SCHB actively seeks the opportunity to collaborate with other ACS divisions and committees to organize thematic and business-focused symposia. Through these programs, dedicated small business Expo rows, newsletter and eblasts, and 24x365 social media, SCHB remains at the forefront of innovation for the chemical community.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Analysis of Greenhouse Gases in Ambient Air by GC/FUV accepted for presentation at #Pittcon

On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas data under a new reporting system. Nitrous oxide (N2O) Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and are considered the main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. These gases absorb strongly in the infrared trapping heat in the atmosphere and affecting the temperature on the Earth. These gases have been measured using expensive long path infrared analyzers or complex gas chromatography using as many as three detectors and three valves. We developed a far UV absorbance detector (FUV 1) that we will apply to analysis of all three gases. It will just require a concentrator to detect ppb levels of these gases. The FUV detector recently has been improved so that it can detect low ppm levels of these compounds. We had developed a concentrator for N2O that could also be used for CO2 and plan some additional changes to the FUV to improve its sensitivity to CH4

1. Driscoll, JN "UV Ionization Detectors in High Resolution Chromatography", Capillary Chromatography, Hill, H. ed., Wiley & Sons, NY (1992)

2. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “40 CFR Parts 86, 87, 89 et al. Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases; Final Rule“.

Abstract Number: 1030 - 66
Session 1030 - Environmental Posters
Day and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Afternoon
Room Exposition Floor, Aisles 2000-2700

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