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Dow turns to AI to accelerate chemical search

CIO Business Intelligence

With several million compounds to choose from, chemists often must resort to intuition when trying to solve complex problems around chemical processes. US multinational Dow Chemical was working with a pulp and paper manufacturer to improve inefficiencies in its chemical process with a goal of producing a better, safer pulp yield.

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This startup turns discarded crab shells into useful industrial chemicals

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That includes water purification, replacing flame retardants and PFAS “forever chemicals” in clothing, and improving the uptake of fertilizers by plants. The company was an early customer for Tidal Vision’s cleaning chemicals. An acquisition: Tidal Vision added roughly 100 employees when it acquired Everett, Wash.-based

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Climate startup OCOchem, which recycles CO2 into fuels and chemicals, lands $5M

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based startup, raised $5 million to scale its technology for turning carbon dioxide into chemicals that can be used to manufacture clean hydrogen, fertilizer, animal feed and other products. Second, it generates formic acid and other formate chemicals that can replace fossil fuels as a feedstock for fuels and other products.

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U.S. proposes first-ever federal regulations on hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water

GeekWire

“Forever chemicals” have been added to firefighting foam and other products for decades. government on Tuesday proposed rules that would for the first time regulate the presence of “forever chemicals” in drinking water. The chemicals can repel water, stains and grease. Bigstock Image) The U.S.

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All the Fast Food You Love Contains Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals, Study Finds

Gizmodo

Hormone-disrupting chemicals known as phthalates were found in many fast food meals tested as part of new research. The study authors found several different phthalates, as well as other chemicals meant to replace phthalates, across a variety of fast food takeout items, including fries, burritos, and cheeseburgers.… Read more.

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‘Forever chemicals’ are eternal no more thanks to a pollution destroying device from Tacoma startup

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Aquagga Photo) It would be fair to expect the destroyer of toxic “forever chemicals” to be a massive, intimidating device. The long-lived chemicals are great at deflecting water, stains and grease — but they escape from products and now contaminate drinking water across the nation and are even detected in breast milk.

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AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours

The Verge

An instructor at the Fort Leonard Wood Chemical School, who is designated as an agent handler, carries the VX nerve agent to contaminate a jeep in one of the eight chambers used for training chemical defense on April 18, 2003 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images. Tell me more about what you found.

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