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GHGT-12 Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference

October 5-9, 2014

This 12th event in the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference (GHGT) series will be held in Austin, Texas, from the 5th to the 9th of October, 2014.  The GHGT conference series has established itself as the principal international platform for exhibiting and discussing new greenhouse gas

The Chemistry of Chocolate

AIChE Webinar
Nov 6, 2013
Steeped in tradition, chocolate evokes images of artisans making hand crafted delicacies in their kitchen, while little thought is given to the...

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Persistence – Good or Bad?

July
2014
Process Safety Beacon
Some process safety incidents have occurred because operating personnel failed to recognize that a process was not responding as expected. They attempted to keep a process in operation by deviating from standard procedures, or put themselves in danger by attempting to correct an out-of-control process condition rather than evacuating.

Incorporate Rigorous Heat Exchanger Models in Simulation

July
2014
Back To Basics
Ron Beck, Shelby Hegy, Tom Ralston
Embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help engineers increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditures.

Industrial Fluid Mixing

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
Given the vital role industrial fluid mixing plays in the success of so many products, it pays to stay on top of the most recent developments in the...

CEP: Calendars

July
2014
Calendars
AIChE Meetings Calendar AIChE Education Calendar Webinars

CEP: Patent Update - Do You Qualify as a Co-Inventor?

July
2014
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Co-inventorship on a patent provides several advantages to an individual, but a proper listing of inventors is both critical to the patent’s validity and can be challenged at any time. A recent case involving a General Electric patent illustrates some of the requirements of a co-inventor and the hurdles that an individual can face when asserting co-inventorship status after a patent has been issued.

Italy's Chemicals Industries

April
2014
Global Outlook
Simone Colombo
Italy’s many small and medium-sized chemical companies are crucibles of innovation, whose exports have helped the country to establish a strong presence in the global chemicals market.

A Guide to Characterizing Particle Size and Shape

July
2014
Instrumentation
Remi Trottier, Shrikant Dhodapkar
Knowledge of particle properties is essential for understanding how the particles will impact your process. Learn how to identify the relevant properties for a particular application, select the best measurement technique, and analyze the data to extract meaningful information.

Project Management for Chemical Engineers

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
In today’s global and fast-paced world, the ability to manage complex projects is vital to keep up with the chemical industry’s demands and needs...

CEP: Institute News

May
2014
Institute News
Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety Wrap-Up; New Fellows; Professional Licensure and the Industrial Exemption; Member News

Troubleshoot Acid-Gas Removal Systems

July
2014
Reactions and Separations
Chris Bickham, Eric Teletzke
The removal of acid gases is a key step in natural gas treatment. Closed-loop amine systems are a popular option, but they can suffer from inefficiencies. Use these troubleshooting tools to pinpoint the cause of operational issues.

Distillation Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
AIChE
Operators will gain an excellent understanding of the theory of distillation and how it works in a column, plus gain a solid foundation on the...

CEP: Material Matters - Understanding Polymer Weld Morphologies

July
2014
Material Matters
Heather Stine
Polymer and polymer-lined equipment has become more common in the chemical process industries (CPI) due to its cost-effective corrosion resistance in severe chemical service. Fluoropolymer-lined steel, high-density polyethylene (HDPE)-lined steel, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are examples of materials used for tanks, vessels, and other CPI equipment. Economic considerations demand that the life of this equipment be extended as long as is safely possible.

CEP: AIChE Journal Highlight - Zeolites Lose a Dimension but Gain in Performance

July
2014
Journal Highlight
Zeolites are widely used in the chemical process industries as catalysts and adsorbents. While the unique pore structure of zeolites is beneficial, many long-standing challenges in catalysis, adsorption, and membrane separations, as well as in nontraditional applications in energy storage and electronic and optical materials, cannot be met with the currently available porous materials.

Distillation in Practice

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel. It covers...

Fluid Mixing Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
AIChE
Starting with the fundamentals (the basic principles of mixing), this course continues with practical applications to mixing technology, and ends...

CEP: YPOV - Electricity and the Environment

July
2014
YPOV
Noah Meeks
Electricity generated by fossil fuels is a relatively stable and low-cost commodity, and fossil fuels will continue to be an important source of energy for the forseeable future. The environmental impact of electricity generation is minimized...

Distillation in Practice

eLearning (online) Course
AIChE
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel.

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with...

CEP: Catalyzing Commercialization - Living Plants: One-Stop Shop for Protein Manufacturing

July
2014
Catalyzing Commercialization
Chemical manufacturing facilities housing green plants perform all of the processes formerly handled by stainless steel equipment. Production is energy efficient, fueled by photosynthesis, as living plants secrete raw materials (e.g., high-purity spider silk proteins) for downstream production and processing. Thanks to Wisconsin-based ag-biotech startup PhylloTech, this surreal vision may not be so far-fetched.

CEP: Editorial - Take a Hike

July
2014
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
Although I recently returned from a vacation and would love to tell you about the hiking we did, that’s not the topic of this editorial. Previously, I wrote about jump-starting creativity through relaxation and trying something new (Dec. 2013) and by incorporating play into your day (Jan. 2014). Here’s another powerful creativity booster to add to your toolbox — walking. Your walk doesn’t have to be an eight-mile trek from the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the rim nearly a mile higher. Walking can be as simple as doing laps around the office, or getting off the bus or train a stop or two early and walking the rest of the way to your destination.

Crystallization Operations

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
Join crystallization expert Wayne Genck for a practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals...

CEP: What's New

July
2014
What's New
Read about new products and services in the areas of bioprocessing; instrumentation; environmental, health, and safety; laboratory equipment; and materials and chemicals.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Instructor-led (classroom) Course
AIChE
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to...

CEP: News Update

July
2014
News Update
Nanoparticles Detect Sulfur Content in Crude Oil; Putting Waste Heat to Work; New Process Prints Personalized Drugs; EPA to Cut CO2 from Power Plants; Microbes Convert Biodiesel Waste into Valuable Chemicals

Industrial Fluid Mixing for Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
AIChE
This course covers fundamentals in mixing theory including a section on scale-up, practical applications to mixing technology and advanced topics...

Assessing Sustainability: Metrics and Methods

AIChE Webinar
Live Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
This presentation is about making an attempt to apply sustainability principles to engineering processes and products. Sustainability has been...

Selected Pressure Relief Systems Heuristics

Sponsored Webinar
Live Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
In this webinar, you learn heuristics for a few common overpressure scenarios including blocked pump outlet, low-pressure vent piping losses, fire...

Introduction to Knovel

AIChE Webinar
Jun 12, 2014
For AIChE Members Only Knovel provides answers for chemical engineers and scientists across all disciplines and is used to find technical information...

Processing Challenges with Tight Oil

AIChE Webinar
Jun 4, 2014
This presentation provides insight into processing challenges with tight oil. Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North...

Cybersecurity for Executives: A Practical Guide

June, 2014
This essential cybersecurity text for executives in all sectors and at all levels provides practical advice that equips executives with the knowledge they need to make the right cybersecurity decisions. In plain language, you’ll learn how to recognize and act on threats to you and your business, along with how to act decisively to mitigate and recover from cyber incidents.

Control of Batch Processes

June, 2014
Approaching batch processing from the process perspective, with emphasis on the advantages of using structured logic in the automation of all but the simplest batch processes, this book provides engineers with real-world insight into analyzing control requirements, developing control logic to meet these requirements, and troubleshooting controls in batch processes.

Molecular Modeling of Naphtha Catalytic Reforming

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Molecular Modelling of Naphtha Catalytic Reforming Catalytic reforming is one of the most important refinery processes providing high octane number...

Molecular Characterization of Petroleum Streams

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Molecular Characterisation of Petroleum Streams Luyi Liu , Nan Zhang Abstract The highly competitive market in the oil refining industry forces...

Gas Trial for FLNG Nearshore Commissioning

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
Gas trial is the important process to evaluate Cargo System Performance for FLNG Project. Several methods are now being considered and we will...

The Past, Present and Future of LNG

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2014
In one decade, the gas prospects in North America have gone from dire to exceptional. In 2004, we were scrambling to build import capacity for gas as...
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