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Dr. Gilleo
Mysteries of Science by Dr. Ken Gilleo
Dr. Gilleo is a chemist, inventor and general problem solver. Ken has been tracking industrial forensics and collecting case histories for decades. These cases are taken from the vast world of industry and commercial enterprise.

Check out Dr. Gilleo's eBook, 100 Mysteries Solved by Science. We hope you enjoy these case histories. You need not be an engineer or scientist to understand the problems and appreciate the solutions.


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Cloudy Copper Plating Bath
Cloudy Copper Plating Bath
At a circuit shop near Los Angeles there was trouble with the copper plating line. Was an impurity getting in the tank and how?
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Pay Clerk Production Woes
Pay Clerk Production Woes
A company was having quality control problems. Friday morning was when the problems happened, but why just on Fridays?
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Danger on the Adhesive Coating Line
Danger on the Adhesive Coating Line
A plant worker adjusting rollers on an adhesive line suddenly began to act strangely. What caused the worker's spaced out appearance?
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Innovative Impromptu Air Conditioning
Innovative Impromptu Air Conditioning
One July the chiller at an old factory was using more electricity than normal. What was causing the chiller to use more electricity?
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Epoxy Resin and the Red Gas Cloud
Epoxy Resin and the Red Gas Cloud
A chemist mixed epoxy and a catalyst that caused an overheated reaction producing a reddish gas cloud. What caused this reaction?
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Recurring Transmitter Failure - Disconnected Transcript
Recurring Transmitter Failure - Disconnected Transcript
A radio installation on a hilltop suddenly stopped working reliably. What was causing the transmitter to periodically fail?
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Brighter Chrome on the Third Shift
Brighter Chrome on the Third Shift
Why was one third shift operator at a plating shop producing parts with a superior chrome finish compared to the other two shifts?
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Mysterious Drop In Production Yield
Mysterious Drop In Production Yield
A factory manufactured membrane switches. After installing exhaust fans the yield dropped. What was causing this decrease in production?
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The Puzzling Z-Axis Adhesive
The Puzzling Z-Axis Adhesive
A new type of z-axis conductive adhesive was mysteriously switching on and off. The cycle was endlessly repeated. What was the cause?
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The Hot Chip Scale Package
The Hot Chip Scale Package
A team building the world's first high-density Chip Scale Package needed to get it out the door. It was still hot when it shipped.
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