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Oregon Chemical Industry
The Oregon chemical industry provides products to industries that make paper, lumber, microelectronics, food products, plastics, and other products for commercial or domestic use.  Some of those products include, specialty gasses, fertilizers, adhesives, paint, detergents, chlorine and even explosives.  Chemicals account for under 2 percent of Oregon's manufacturing employment.   In 1999 the Oregon chemical industry payroll was $146 million. 



The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Industrial technologies helps industry research and demonstrate leading edge or emerging technologies. The following technologies are likely to become commercially available in the next year or two and will yield energy savings, waste reduction or productivity benefits for this industry.
  Advanced Electrodeionization Technology for Product Purification

Advanced Intermetallic Alloys for Ethylene Reactors(pdf)
The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Alloys For Ethylene Production (pdf) 
Commercialization of the Biofine Technology for Levulinic Acid Production From Paper Sludge (pdf)
Conversion of Biomass Wastes to Levulinic Acid and Derivatives

The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet - Novel Membrane Based Process for Producing Lactate Esters 
Nontoxic Replacements for Halogenated and Toxic Solvents 
The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Olefin Recovery From Chemical Waste Streams (pdf) 
Pressure Swing & Vacuum Swing Absorption Systems

Development of Pressure Swing Absorption Process for the Recovery of Carbon Dioxide

The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet – Pressure Swing Absorption for Product Recovery
The Office of Industrial Technologies Factsheet - Separation & Recovery of Thermo Plastics for Reuse via Froth Flotation (pdf)
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