BURK ENGINEERING BLOG

November 8, 2016

A nineties web startup might have had to shell out $200k to license database management software from Oracle. Today, that same startup could run PostgreSQL for free, and it would be in good company. Organizations ranging from Skype, to Apple, to the US Department of Labor have adopted open-source database management systems.


Could the paradigm shift...

October 13, 2016

Tornado diagrams are one of my favorite tools for visually representing the results of a techno-economic model. They highlight the most influential input parameters in a way that is clear and easy for anyone to understand. In chemical technology development and evaluation, they can be used to identify and target the process parameters with the greatest ef...

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