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  1. There is really no good category on TV for technical questions like this. If someone can think of a better place to put this, please move it. I am trying to find out anything I can on the Thai rules for recycling hexane solvent on a lab/pilot scale production basis in Thailand. I will be using a hexane solvent to defat a protein powder, and I would like to find a way to recycle the hexane on site and safely dispose of the lipid contaminants. I have a limited budget, and while there are solutions for major companies interested in investing millions into a plant, I am looking for a good way to do this as an SME with a micro budget that will still be compliant with all the rules. Can I import electric distillers or rotary evaporators, and if so, are there any rules against running hexane through it? I only worry because the same equipment could easily be used to make ethanol, which I know is not allowed. Does anyone know of a welding shop in Thailand that has experience building a still? It would need to be stainless, because copper is actually soluble in hexane. I am wondering if there is a better way, or if anyone has ever worked at a Thai SME that had this issue? I really have almost no experience in this area, so anything may be helpful. Any thoughts, please let me know. I might be able to pay some consulting fees for the right person. Thanks for any assistance.
  2. Is there something wrong with: bai promdaen hat lek Seems simple enough. Cham Yeam is the actual name of the border, but Hat Lek is the border town and possibly more recognizable to a driver in Chantaburi. In a pinch, point and say "Cambodia". I'm sure you can get your point across. Just make sure the driver knows you want to go south towards Trat and not east towards the border crossing at Prum which is actually much closer to Chantaburi.
  3. All media today is for entertainment purposes only. There hasn't been such a thing as unbiased journalism for decades. Personally, I enjoy reading the Express talking about the EU being "terrified" of the UK succeeding in brexit, or the independent talking about the "twisted world view" of the brexiteers and that a no deal brexit will lead to a "total collapse of the UK." I actually think you could build a university literature curriculum entirely around the use of hyperbole in modern reporting. Don't use these gems as toilet paper. In several hundred years they could be literary masterpieces, demonstrating the pretentiousness of an entire civilization. It is unconscionable you could think to deprive students 1000 years from now the opportunity to read this modern poetry simply for lack of a bum gun.
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