Posts by Lucy Bell-Young

Lucy Bell-Young

Lucy Bell-Young

After studying English Literature at the University of Leeds, Lucy has recently moved to the North West and pursued her love of writing. Lucy joined ReAgent in November 2017 as Marketing Copywriter.

The Science Blog

Science and chemical manufacturing resources

ReAgent is Re-Accredited as Investors in People

Lucy Bell-Young

19th September 2018

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In 2006, ReAgent achieved the Investors in People standard, an accreditation we have always dedicated ourselves in maintaining. This dedication is shown by the fact that in August this year, ReAgent was reaccredited as Investors in People for another 3 years! What is Investors in People? Investors in People (IIP) is a standard… Continue reading »

The Distillation of Gin

Lucy Bell-Young

12th September 2018

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Gin starts its life as almost entirely pure ethanol. In order to transform into one of the world’s favourite spirit, it must first undergo a process of distillation. This alcoholic beverage undergoes the same process that some of our purified water products undergo: distillation. Gin is produced by redistilling ethanol and infusing it… Continue reading »

Tin Hedgehog Experiment

Lucy Bell-Young

5th September 2018

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The tin hedgehog experiment is a simple piece of chemistry that involves tin crystals growing on a zinc pellet, transforming it into the likeness of our favourite spiky animal. Chemistry has had an astounding impact on the modern world. Thanks to chemistry, we enjoy things like penicillin, soap and even the screen you’re… Continue reading »

Is Aspartame Bad For You?

Lucy Bell-Young

29th August 2018

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Artificial sweeteners, like aspartame, are found everywhere. From your favourite dessert to your favourite can of soda, sweeteners are one of the most common food additives in the world. These sugar-substitutes have a pretty bad reputation, but can their dangers to our health be supported by science? About Artificial Sweeteners Artificial sweeteners are… Continue reading »

What is Demineralisation?

Lucy Bell-Young

23rd August 2018

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Demineralisation is one of three purification methods used in the water treatment industry. It involves an ion exchange process that yields high-quality, mineral-free water – but this form of water purification isn’t infallible, and it can be trumped. About Demineralisation In general, demineralisation is a term used to refer to an absence or… Continue reading »

The Chemistry of Dreaming

Lucy Bell-Young

22nd August 2018

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Dreaming has eluded scientists since the dawn of time. It remains one of the most mysterious parts of the human body, and even in 2018 researchers are still stumped by the question of exactly why and how we dream. But with the abundance of recent studies, we can at least start to understand… Continue reading »

About The Science Blog

At The Science Blog, we write about the latest from the world of science, chemistry, and chemical manufacturing. You’ll find all sorts of science, chemical, and manufacturing resources here, from what pesticides are to the science behind a soda can. If you’re interested in a career in science or chemistry, you’ll find information about chemical careers, too.