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Proceedings: Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop

See proceedings from this workshop, which examined the various factors that drive decisions about water use and reuse and to identify technologies and strategies to design efficient, productive and economically feasible water reuse and conservation projects.

International Society for Water Solutions

The International Society for Water Solutions is focused on pressing issues of water access, quality, sustainability, and security. The main goal of the the society is to promote discussion and to determine the role and approaches for AIChE to lead chemical engineers to become recognized thought leaders in the existing water space.

Integrating Wastewater Reuse with Seawater Desalination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00am-8:30am
Freshwater shortages are forcing industrial customers to rethink water supply options. Industrial facilities located near oceans or saline aquifers...

Non-Conventional Methods of Obtaining Combustible Liquid Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:45pm-5:15pm
Introduction Limited world reserves of liquid fuel as well as the general trend to reduce atmospheric contamination pose many challenges for...

Personal Water Footprint Calculator

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January 18, 2011
Earlier this week, AIChE announced its new Water Initiative , which will help determine the role and approaches the AIChE and its members can take to have a positive affect on...

Two Approaches to Desalination

1 Comment
March 31, 2010
According to The Economist , two Canadian engineers have developed a new way to use the sun to heat water for desalination: Existing desalination plants work in one of two ways...

Water: Industrial Discharge Permits

September 6, 2011
Environmental management groups are cracking down on industries by imposing tighter discharge limits and making industries everywhere contemplate in-house pretreatment programs—...

Is Safe, Clean Fracking Possible?

June 5, 2012
The good news is that, yes, fracking can be made safe and clean, according to a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA). But the down side is that it probably will...

AIChE Journal Articles Make Wiley's Top 20 List

March 25, 2015
Articles from the AIChE Journal, Biotechnology Progress, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, and Process Safety Progress are at the top of the list of "hottest...

Making Fracking Water Drinkable Again

March 28, 2014
Oasys Water can recycle fracking water, reducing water disposal by 80 percent and cutting the cost by up to 30 percent, thus making it cheaper than hauling water away.

Using UV Light to Purify Water

5 Comments
May 27, 2010
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial culture on an Xylose Lysine Sodium Deoxycholate (XLD) agar plate. Most water treatment plants use chlorine to clean tapwater. The main drawback to...

Produced Water Treatment with Ceramic Membranes

November 2, 2011
The volume and complexity of produced water (PW) generated in the oil and gas extraction industry provides a significant separations and treatment challenge. Because of its source...

Nanomesh Turns Sewage into Drinking Water

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February 28, 2011
Last week Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine spoke with tech guru George Gilder to discuss amazing various new technologies. One particularly fascinating technology he highlighted,...

Earth’s H2O Status Report

11 Comments
December 29, 2010
While 1.8 billion people have Internet access, nearly one billion people lack access to adequate amounts of fresh water, according to a comprehensive new Living Planet report by...

Toilet to Tap: The Future of Water

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June 2, 2011
Singapore used to depend heavily on Malaysia for treated water, but now it uses state-of-the-art technology to recycle sewage and other wastewater, producing water that is claimed...

April 2014 CEP Preview

April 18, 2014
This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You'll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy's chemical industry, and much more.

Stretching Our Most Limited Resource

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August 26, 2010
Summer Water Fun... How Long Will it Last? As the summer winds down, how did you enjoy the season? Maybe a trip to the beach for a swim, a run through the sprinkler, or maybe just...

Advances in Algal Biorefineries II [On Location]

October 19, 2011
Algae and plant oils have shown great promise towards answering the energy density question, but I am reminded of a 3-step business plan that I encountered in school: Step 1 –...

A Novel Forward Osmosis Draw Solution

February 4, 2015
Although significant research efforts regarding new membranes for forward osmosis are underway, less attention has been paid to researching the draw solutions and solutes that...

10 Front-runners in Water-Related Research

January 4, 2011
Is turning waste and inefficiency into profit and opportunity too much to wish for? Not if you're one of finalists competing for the Imagine H2O Prize. The competition will award...

What Is Matt Damon Doing about Water? [video]

June 6, 2011
Matt Damon, along with Gary White, is the co-founder of Water.org , an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to clean water and sanitary conditions...

Dodge Pick-Up Runs on Water

September 7, 2010
David Seigler and Fredrick Wood and of Future Energy Concepts have converted a pick-up truck to run on nothing but water. More from Youtube User PESNetwork : [Here is] a video...

AIChE Announces New Water Initiative

January 17, 2011
Pressing issues regarding water supplies and sustainability have motivated AIChE to develop the AIChE Water Initiative. The ultimate goal of the Water Initiative is to determine...

Arsenic: “King of Poisons” in Food and Water

May 15, 2013
For centuries, arsenic has been known to be a classic poison, causing deaths of many historic figures. While now just a murder-mystery cliché to many, arsenic is still actually...

Tour of NYC's Croton Water Filtration Plant

June 9, 2011
UPDATE: As of 6/11, we have reached the capacity for this event. If you haven't reserved yet, we can only add your name to a Wait List, and will notify you if you can attend. The...

An Example of Doing Well by Doing Good

October 11, 2010
A generation of social enterprises has become increasingly visible by creating self-sustaining businesses. Social enterprises are similar to regular enterprises with one main...

Natural Ecosystem Unit Operations [On Location]

November 13, 2013
Working with a plant site's existing natural resources, chemical engineers can harness ecosystems to mitigate undesirable plant outputs and reduce or eliminate the need for...

CO2 BACT Preparation and Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 3:30pm-4:00pm
ABSTRACT AIChE 2014 SPRING CONFERENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER SOLUTIONS SESSION AUTHORS Joseph W. Guida, PE – Director, Process Technology and...

Hydrothermal Carbonization: Reactions and Water Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:45am-10:15am
Hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) is a promising thermochemical conversion process for lignocellulosic biomass to offer value-added products. Biomass...
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