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Single-use systems have advanced from a limited product line to several new products for a wider range of unit operations. As these technologies evolve, new size, cost, and regulatory needs continue to fuel industry growth.
Universities around the world are tackling different pieces of the teaching puzzle to transform students into ideal chemical engineers.
Bruce S. Holden , Mark Pilling
Tower-related problems can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to diagnose and fix. Here’s how to avoid difficulties and improve operating efficiency.
The most common valves used in chemical processing are ball valves, butterfly valves, diaphragm valves, and check valves.
Engineers can get practical advice on a wide variety of processing equipment by attending AIChE Day at the ChemShow.
Judy A. Perry
Use this checklist-based technique of process-hazard analysis (PHA) to identify and assess potential dust hazards and to evaluate safeguards that can mitigate risks.
In the safety culture of some companies, the first recognition of trouble may be a sudden and massive failure. Learn how to decipher the warning signals to avoid safety incidents. <BR><BR>
An evaporative cooling tower can be an effective way to reject process heat. Here’s a guide to some of the early design decisions.
Today's process simulators produce graphical, data-filled and detailed results that can improve the effectiveness of the engineers who use them.
Brad A. Fuller
Effective transportation risk management (TRM) balances safety and security with operational efficiency. When developing a TRM program, use this comprehensive framework and these practical techniques to identify and screen risks.
Regardless of their current employment status and personal outlook, the new class of chemical engineering graduates is con?dent that they possess a unique versatility and capacity to make good and do good.
Jim Drago, Matt Tones
The right seal can help a plant save money, eliminate leaks, and avoid safety problems. Here’s how to select and install gaskets for effective sealing.
Using double mechanical seals as part of thermoplastic pumps can prevent costly downtime and environmental damage.
Lisa L. Walker
Search firms and executive recruiters can be powerful allies in a competitive employment environment.This article puts their role in context and provides guidelines on how to work effectively with them.
Phillip E. Savage, P.E.
Sustainability encompasses green chemistry and green engineering, among other concepts. This article explores some of the principles of sustainability and provides a framework for developing a lifecycle approach to chemical engineering.
Disruptive technologies, such as disposable bioreactors, metabolic ?ux models, and glycoengineered yeast, could change the face — and pace — of biomanufacturing.
Paul M. Mathias
Use this spreadsheet-based visualization and interactive analysis of the McCabe-Theile diagram to understand the foundations of distillation engineering. <br><br>
David E. Gushee, Bernard S. Lee
Before renewable sources such as wind and solar can contribute significantly to the overall energy mix, massive electricity storage is needed to turn the raw power into dispatchable power.
Swap and exchange programs can significantly reduce logistics costs, as well as an organization’s carbon footprint. Despite its potential, the technique is often constrained by commercial, technical and operational concerns.
Girish Malhotra, P.E.
Chemical engineers could hold the key that helps pharmaceutical companies — facing pressure to control rising drug prices and competition from generics — reduce their manufacturing costs.