Nickel Magazine

Volume 27-2: Nickel and Water - making the most of the flows

November 01, 2012


In Focus

Grand Coulee Dam

Water, water everywhere

This is not the first time that Nickel magazine has paid attention to water, nor will it be the last. After all, the uses of nickel-containing materials are closely associated with the conservation, transportation and utilization of water. Three important articles in this issue show how nickel is assisting in the delivery of drinking water, making water potable, and helping to supply electricity through the use of renewable hydro power resources.

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In Brief

ISSDA 100 Years of Stainless Steel Celebration

ISSDA 100 Years of Stainless Steel Celebration

NI Promotion Director, Dr. Peter Cutler gave an invited presentation “Stainless steel and nickel—still partners after 100 years” to 160 attendees at this event in Delhi on 9 October. Topics covered were the history, role of nickel today and the importance of nickel-containing grades in future applications.

NI Technical Publication 10064

"Engineering with Clad Steel" Now Available

The Nickel Institute is pleased to announce a new publication:"Engineering with Clad Steel, 2nd Edition" (10 064) is now available.

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In Use

Personal Care Products Facility

Super Austenitic Stainless Steel

The personal care industry makes products such as deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, detergent, and more. Manufacturers may use aggressive chemicals to develop new formulas for improved products. Many of these formulas include chlorides (salt) as a major ingredient. The chemicals produce the desired end result, but they can sometimes damage the equipment used in the process.

International LoadStar

Stainless Steel Truck Cabs

For truckers, ruggedness and durability are essential. To help meet those and other demands, LoadStar has unveiled an international line of trucks which feature cabs made of nickel-containing stainless steel.

Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex

University of Toronto Health Sciences Complex

The Mississauga campus of the University of Toronto has added an important teaching and research facility to its 90-hectare facility and the use of nickel-containing stainless steel will help it qualify for gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

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In Science

CuNi Nano-Wires

CuNi Nanowires

Chemists at Duke University in North Carolina have synthesized a nanowire material made of copper and nickel which could potentially lower the cost of printing on electronics such as electronic paper, “smart packaging,” and clothing with built-in interactive features.

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Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.