For mixing, stirring, blending, aerating and kneading applications in a range of applications from food and beverage to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, water treatment and chemicals, SEW-EURODRIVE can supply standard gear units in a special agitator design. SEW-EURODRIVE projects and business development manager, Jonathan McKey outlines the offering.

On Saturday May 30, while the global coronavirus pandemic was changing the world as we know it, I sat watching the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket coupled to the Crew Dragon space capsule, which was carrying two astronauts from the United States – commander Douglas Hurley and joint-operations commander Robert Behnken – to the orbiting International Space Station (ISS).

Synthetic biology (synbio) has emerged as an alternative to traditional petrochemical synthesis for applications in agrifood; beauty and personal care; chemicals; and consumer products. MechChem Africa presents findings from the executive summary of a report by lead analyst, Gihan Hewage, and research vice president, Michael Holman, from global primary research and technology innovator, Lux Research.

MechChem Africa talks to Chetan Mistry, strategy and marketing manager at Xylem Water Solutions SA, about South Africa’s urgent need for better water management to mitigate against climate change and the fast evolving set of solutions becoming available to support more efficient and more local wastewater handling and recycling.

Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon supplied mechanical and environmentally sustainable design (ESD) services for the iconic 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This played a key role in the project aiming for a 5-Star Green Star Design Certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).

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