Chemical Biology and Cancer Research

| December 3, 2018

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Chemistry professor Julie Pollock is a chemical biologist who focuses on developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Her primary focus is on cancer. Specifically, understanding how cancer develops and progresses. Pollock prides herself on her work with undergraduates, who she involves in every aspect of her research.

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Australasian Solvents And Chemicals Company Pty. Ltd.

Australasian Solvents & Chemicals Company (ASCC) is an Australian and New Zealand owned and operated business. We have a long, highly esteemed history, known for being reputable and well respected within the industry and as a solid supporter of the manufacturing industries. Our Esteemed Supplier Pool ASCC is the national distributor for ExxonMobil Chemical for Australia and New Zealand. We are also a proud distributor of Eternal resins, Nan Ya Epoxies, S-OIL Base Oils, Airex & Baltek core materials from 3A Composites, Sasol, Mitsui and Argeville fragrances along with the range of Savita White Oils and Petroleum Jellies to our base of customers.

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The Trump EPA’s “Working Approach” to new chemical reviews is only working for the chemical industry

Article | February 23, 2020

The Trump EPA has worked very hard to render this long-awaited update of its approach to reviewing new chemicals under TSCA an empty exercise. Despite Administrator Wheeler’s promises in January 2019 to the contrary: EPA has still failed to provide any legal or scientific justification for its Working Approach. EPA provided no actual response to the many detailed comments it received on its 2017 framework, instead issuing a 1.5-page document that dismisses many of the comments merely as having “stemmed from a misunderstanding of the Agency’s intent.”

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We can solve the plastic waste crisis but we don’t have much time

Article | February 23, 2020

IN 2015, a global agreement was reached that 8m tonnes a year of plastic waste entering the oceans was unacceptable, according to this September 2020 article in The Conversation. This was the amount of plastic that was estimated to have ended up in the oceans in 2010. “Several international platforms emerged to address the crisis, including Our Ocean, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the G7 Ocean Plastic Charter, among others,” continued the article. But in 2020, an estimated 24m-34m tonnes of plastic waste was forecast to enter our lakes, rivers and oceans. This could reach as much as 90m tonnes in 2030 if the current trajectory continued, said The Conversation. This is the type of information out there, free to view on the internet and accessible via a very quick Google search, representing a major challenges for our industry. I cannot of course verify the numbers. But they are out there. Also out there is a May 2019 article by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which provided a good summary of research into what experts believed was the scale of the waste problem in the developing world.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | February 23, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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Closing the loop: Real-time measurement of oil in water for process facilities

Article | February 23, 2020

When an oilfield’s reservoir pressure is depleted during primary recovery, additional oil can be recovered by recycling the produced water and injecting it back into the reservoir. Water management is critical for such water and water-alternating-gas (WAG) floods. In its Permian basin operations, Occidental recovers, recycles, and re-injects large volumes of water for its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. With real-time monitoring of oil in water (OiW) delivering reliable and continuous data, Occidental identified a way to optimize the recovery process and is working with NOV to expand the use of OiW monitoring equipment.

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Australasian Solvents And Chemicals Company Pty. Ltd.

Australasian Solvents & Chemicals Company (ASCC) is an Australian and New Zealand owned and operated business. We have a long, highly esteemed history, known for being reputable and well respected within the industry and as a solid supporter of the manufacturing industries. Our Esteemed Supplier Pool ASCC is the national distributor for ExxonMobil Chemical for Australia and New Zealand. We are also a proud distributor of Eternal resins, Nan Ya Epoxies, S-OIL Base Oils, Airex & Baltek core materials from 3A Composites, Sasol, Mitsui and Argeville fragrances along with the range of Savita White Oils and Petroleum Jellies to our base of customers.

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