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THE AVN BLOG: Battery Recycling

Used batteries contain valuable components that can be recovered for re-use. AVN assisted a customer in evaluating a process for dissolving battery materials and analyzing the composition of the different phases generated in the process. This information was useful in better defining the process for operation at a larger scale. Read More

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THE AVN BLOG: Polymer Upcycling

Many organizations are pursuing the recycling or upcycling of used plastics to recover value from the components. In one project AVN assisted in demonstrating methods to purify a liquid product obtained from decomposition of a mixed plastics feed. Laboratory studies began with batch reactions, which helped identify methods having promise… Read More

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THE AVN BLOG: Hydrotreating

A need was brought to AVN to carry out a hydrotreating process on a specific feed material using a sulfided catalyst. AVN designed and constructed a reaction system that allowed continuous operation with appropriate feeds, including hydrogen, liquid feeds, other gases, and sulfiding agent. The unit was designed for safe… Read More

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AVN Proudly Sponsored the 40th Annual West Virginia Orchestra’s Symphony Sunday

AVN was proud to sponsor the 40th annual “Melodies of Harmony: Symphony Sunday” event in Charleston, W.Va., on the University of Charleston lawn. Hosted by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, June 4 was an afternoon filled with free outdoor festival featured music, food, and games. The West Virginia Symphony… Read More

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THE AVN BLOG: Olefin Polymerization

Polymerization of an olefin with a specific catalyst had been found by a customer to produce a product of interest in a small-scale batch reaction. AVN was engaged to assist in scaling up the process to generate 25 kg of product. Challenges included finding process conditions that would generate product… Read More

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