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.
Eugeny Kenig, Panos Seferlis
Effective modeling of reactive absorption enhances system design, improves experiment planning for parameter-estimation, and facilitates process operation and control decisions.
Alireza Bahadori, Hari B. Vuthaluru
Use this new correlation, which employs easy-to-solve algebraic equations to estimate gas emissivities, to simplify the design and optimization of boilers, furnaces and other combustion equipment.
IBM scientists from four fields — nanofabrication, microelectronics, physics and biology — are collaborating to develop a “DNA transistor” that could make obtaining a personalized genome analysis easier, faster, and cheaper — ultimately as low as $...
Use X-ray inspection to see whether your product is contaminant-free and packaged properly.
Bob Karschnia, Peter Zornio
Innovation drives the growth of wireless technology, as successful applications demonstrate cost savings, reliability, safety, and ease of use.
This analysis shows how to quantify the capital and operating differences between single-use and reusable equipment for a model biopharmaceutical process.
Jared P. Ciferno, Timothy E. Fout, Andrew P. Jones, James T. Murphy
DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory is spearheading R&D on a variety of post-combustion and oxy-combustion technologies to cost-effectively achieve 90% CO2 capture.
Shekhar Mitra, Len Sauers
Sustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and innovation can be the key to success.
Joseph S. Alford
The use of complex living organisms, process variation, and lack of real-time measurements of key parameters are some of the challenges involved in automating a bioprocess. This article explains an indirect approach to monitoring and controlling a...
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.