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1 worker hurt in chemical leak at Dalton plant

...Interstate 75. A worker was adding a chemical into a reactor to produce maleic anhydride, Satterfield said. A chemical reaction quickly produced a vapor that escaped before the worker could shut a lid.That worker, whose name was not released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-07/1-worker-hurt-chemical-leak-d
Support columns to be rebuilt on new Thurmond Lake bridge

...investigation, experts concluded the columns, anchored beneath as much as 80 feet of water, were impacted by a rare chemical reaction ? known as "delayed ettringite formation," or DEF ? which can occur when poured concrete overheats while curing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-12/support-columns-be-rebuilt-ne
Researchers tackle peach-growing mystery

...Carolina eventually turned to peaches.The fruit was perfect for the area. Winter nights are cold enough for the chemical reactions that make peaches sweet, but not cold enough to kill the fruit as it grows. Peaches later need warm to hot weather...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-02/researchers-tackle-peach-grow
15 feared dead, 160 injured in Texas blast

...University. It is stable, but if its components are heated up sufficiently, they break apart in a runaway explosive chemical reaction, he said."The hotter it is, the faster the reaction will happen," he said. "That really happens almost instantaneously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-04-18/15-feared-dead-160-injured-t
AP source says Boeing to propose temporarily fix 787 batteries

...days after the fire. Investigators have said the batteries experienced short-circuiting and thermal runaway, a chemical reaction that causes progressively hotter temperatures, but they haven't found the root cause.Boeing hasn't said how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-20/ap-source-says-boeing-prop
AP sources say Boeing proposes battery fix for 787s

...battery's eight cells. The aim is to contain not only the short-circuiting, but also any thermal runaway, a chemical reaction that leads to progressively hotter temperatures.The additional spacers will enlarge the battery, requiring a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-22/ap-sources-say-boeing-prop
Biz briefs

...Ohio. Plants like the one in Augusta make chlorine by pumping saltwater through a "cell" of mercury to create a chemical reaction. The process causes mercury to be released into the environment, where it can accumulate in fish and be passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2009-04-24/biz-briefs
Business | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Area air quality better, but still at risk

...070 parts per million," he said.Ozone, which contributes to a host of respiratory ailments, is formed by chemical reactions of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons, also called volatile organic compounds.They are produced primarily when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-03-22/area-air-quality-better-stil
Health | Metro
Asparagus soap business a homemade formula

...let the soap cure for quite a while, two or three weeks sometimes," Ronen said.Making soap is an acid-base chemical reaction, he said."It's truly simple. Most people are terrified of the sodium hydroxide. There's no other way of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2011-05-08/asparagus-s
Local Business | Your Business | Business
More Fords get inflatable seat belts

...wheel and the person they're protecting. They also fill with cold compressed gas instead of the heat-producing chemical reaction used in traditional air bags. The cold gas and slower speed make the bags safer for young children.Srini Sundararajan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2011-06-23/more-fords-get-inflatable-sea