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2011-10-21 14:36:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In his 24 year chemical engineering career at Air Products (NYSE: APD), Rakesh Agrawal was awarded the most technology patents in the company's 71-year history and received the Chairman's Award for Excellence -- the company's most prestigious award. Today he added another award to his collection when he was presented the United States Government's highest honor for technology -- the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. President...

2009-12-23 08:20:12

Refineries could trim millions of dollars in energy costs annually by using a new method developed at Purdue University to rearrange the distillation sequence needed to separate crude petroleum into products. The researchers have demonstrated their method on petroleum plants that separate crude, showing that 70 of the new sequences they identified could enable oil refineries to improve the energy efficiency of this step anywhere from 6 percent to 48 percent, said Rakesh Agrawal, the Winthrop...