When someone claims to be "technical" what are they actually saying? Do they mean that they are a software engineer, a network analyst, a computer technician or are there other disciplines based on science that would also qualify a person to hold the title of "technical?" Is it possible to be "technical" and yet computer illiterate? My answer is yes! I have met brilliant technical people who don't want to spend too much time on computers and on the other hand robot engineers who find english difficult. Someone once said to me "all of you have become glorified stenographers" and if we are wondering what he meant by that, we can always research stenography and stenography (they are two different words that are spelt the same) and by the way that man was a businessman who had the prowess of a New York Lawyer , appreciated spiritual messages in El Greco Art and understood why women who lack confidence need the latest perfume and a Louis Vuitton handbag. You are going to have a difficult time convincing that businessman or profiling his Facebook account because he does not have one and certainly does not want one, even if you pay him to do it. He also won't be found Tweeting because he refuses to allow social media robots to define who he is or even bother to think about how to make money on twitter. No, this man is technical and is more concerned about employing effective salesmen and making sure his intellectual property is in safe hands. So forget about trying to find his details in LinkedIn because he is more concerned about his privacy than trying to show his face in public. This man employs faces to do that for him and he can hire an seo team in 24 hours if he is worried about things like scraper ratio and the Google War on Content Farms in 2011. What kind of person would be interested in knowing that kind of businessman? Maybe an seo in the UK or a Computer Geek selling the latest network security services and possibly supporters of a free market in Panama. Some of you might not be satisfied with my definition of technical and so it is important for me to cover all the bases. I would like to get technical people who have embraced alternative energy to ask why there is less interest in improving the current technologies available to us in crude oil and natural gas production? Surely if there is a concern to save energy, then why not focus just on alternatives but also on improving the efficiency of what we already have? i.e. improving oil and gas exploration, production and transportation methods. Yes, I am aware that there are groups of people doing this, but anyone who is researching website statistics will know that probably too much attention is being given to alternative and renewable energy. Take this great video as just one example. Why have there not been more people interested in Zeolite Membranes which apparently are so much more energy efficient than traditional membranes? Listen to this professor from Texas A&M very carefully. Don't you think this video deserves more visitors? I believe it will get more visitors from now on and that more businessmen will be interested in what his team in the Department of Chemical Engineering (also a technical discipline) is doing to help save energy by improving membrane efficiency.
I would be interested to know if this technology could be used to improve the efficiency in natural gas production and especially separation plants molecular sieve dryer applications i.e. the larger molecular sieve dryers at the main inlet to the gas plants where moisture is removed from the gas. Do current systems use a similar method already with glass type beads or is the new and improved Zeolite going to be more effective? We are now in Web 2.0 and so I think I might be lucky enough to bump into a technical person who knows the answer. The answers are not going to come from computer software engineers who make up a large percentage of tech videos on the internet. I am looking for those "other" technical people from other disciplines to possibly enlighten us on the matter and maybe join me on Twitter..LOL! I am sure there are many other applications but will an improved zeolite membrane technology be able to save energy and initial cost of the separators for natural gas plants? Are we in the exploratory stage or has it gone ahead and are these now in full production? Who else is curious about it?