Shekhar Mitra, Len Sauers
Sustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and innovation can be the key to success.
Steven R. Hansen
The intellectual property component of a business plan is instrumental in protecting and promoting engineering innovations. Here’s how chemical engineers can provide valuable input into the preparation of an IP business plan.
Kevin G. Joback
Physical property values are essential for many chemical engineering tasks. This article reviews sources of physical property data, discusses the use of experimental methods to measure properties, and details several types of estimation techniques.
Membranes offer inherent advantages over absorption-based CO2 capture from post-combustion fluegas and pre-combustion syngas, but numerous design and scale-up challenges remain.
Madhura Chiplunkar, Vivek Julka, Lionel O’Young
This systematic methodology uses residue curve maps to identify and evaluate substances that can facilitate distillation by breaking an azeotrope.
Lisa L. Walker
Few situations can be more anxiety-provoking than a job interview. Although the skills required for a successful interview may not come naturally, they can be honed — with practice, introspection, and informed preparation.
Jeffrey H. Siegell
Process plants must report emissions from an increasing number of sources. Use these pointers to prepare more-representative emissions inventories.
Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, Hassan E. Alfadala, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Patrick Linke, Eva M. Lovelady
This approach provides valuable insights early in the design process and systematizes the design effort, while reconciling process objectives with environmental constraints.
Marc-Olivier Coppens , John Nijenhuis, J. Ruud van Ommen
Adding structure to a gas-solid fluidized-bed reactor changes the system’s hydrodynamics and can improve performance.
Lisa L. Walker
Interviews and references provide insight into what a job candidate has accomplished. Competency assessment helps the employer ascertain how an individual will actually think and behave on the job. <br> <br>
David T. Allen, Braden R. Allenby, Cliff I. Davidson, Cynthia F. Murphy
This benchmarking study of the types of courses offered and the material being taught sheds light on what the engineering profession regards as sustainability.
If thoughts of a layoff keep you up at night, stop wringing your hands and start taking action. Follow this 11-step plan to position yourself for success in these uncertain economic times.
The activated sludge process is used to treat waste streams that are high in organics and biodegradable compounds. Here are some principles of design and operation.
Michael J. Economides, Xina Xie
Claims within the science community about whether and how global warming is affecting hurricane intensity and frequency, the ice field of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the polar ice masses are inconsistent and warrant further investigation before any...
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.