Chemical Engineering Practice

2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 13-18, 2016
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 8-13, 2015
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

Energy Management and Efficiency for the Process Industries

April, 2015
Editors Alan P. Rossiter and Beth P. Jones have gathered material that lays out the underlying management and technical issues that drive successful industrial energy management program. With a foreword by the Hon. Charles D. McConnell, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, the book provides a clear understanding of both scope of the opportunity and the available methodologies for capturing energy savings.

April 2015 CEP Preview

Career Catalyst Humanitarian Chemical Engineering A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity. Read this article now...

My Steam Trap Is Good — Why Doesn’t It Work?

April
2015
Heat Transfer
James R. Risko
Even a relatively new steam trap in seemingly good condition can fail if it is applied incorrectly. Here’s how to recognize and avoid situations that can lead to a failure.

Energy and Entropy, Concepts and Balances

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Energy and entropy balances are central to process thermodynamics calculations. This presentation reviews the principles for each balance. Examples...

Process Spray Applications and Spray Science

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray...

Using Aspen Plus in Thermodynamics Instruction: A Step-by-Step Guide

February, 2015
Stanley I. Sandler offers a step-by-step guide for students and faculty on the use of Aspen in teaching thermodynamics. The book shows how easily-accessible, modern computational techniques are opening up new vistas in teaching thermodynamics, using a range of applications of Aspen Plus for the...

The HA-MOC Interaction - Getting the Best out of Both Processes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:00am-11:30am
The PHA-MOC Interaction – Getting the Best Out of Both Processes Rainer Hoff, Ph.D., P.Eng. President Gateway Consulting Group, Inc. Paul A...

Distillation Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
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 principles of operations without getting too product specific.

Fluid Mixing Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Starting with the fundamentals (the basic principles of mixing), this course continues with practical applications to mixing technology, and ends with advanced topics such as solid-liquid processes. Operators will gain an excellent understanding of mixing theories and how they work in today's mixing technology without getting too product specific.

Mercury Removal at Coal-Fired Power Plants

Removal of Mercury from the combustion air stream at a coal-fired power plant is one of the most sensitive and challenging tasks of pollution control. Dr. Noah Meeks of The...

February 2015 CEP Preview

Ethics Examining Your Engineering Responsibility Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-...

Video Tutorial: Nucleate Pool Boiling

Learn how to determine the heat flux and the convective heat transfer coefficient for a copper pipe where water is undergoing nucleate pool boiling.

The World Needs Engineering Judgment

William Banholzer, retired Dow Chemical CTO, gave an insightful and wide-ranging address on the the state of technology changes for the future, and the chemical engineer’s special...

March 2015 CEP Preview

This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

Intellectual Property for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This course will provide the engineer with a basic understanding of the laws that surround the protection of ideas, discoveries, and inventions, including the intellectual property (IP) law principles that surround patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Highlight a Benefit: AIChE eLibrary

Quick! Tell me how Stratco has improved its sulfuric acid alkylation process in the last twenty years. Or design and specify a heat exchanger so it can put out to vendors for bid...

Control System Techniques in Equipment Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
A high level of automation and sophistication is required to control process parameters and detect equipment faults in today’s petrochemical plants. Join control system expert A.S. Rangwala and learn automatic control theory methods that enhance efficiency and provide operational safety by ensuring process parameters do not exceed design capability.

Particle Technology

eLearning (online) Course
This course is intended as an introduction to particle technology. For each of the topics studied, the fundamental science involved is introduced and this is linked, where possible, to industrial practice.

Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This online course is designed for technicians in the chemical industry, non-chemical engineers involved who work with or supervise chemical engineers, as well as legal and other professionals who must interact with or manage chemical engineering work.

Particle and Bulk Solids Characterization Technology

Public (classroom) Course
Given the wide range of technologies available today for powder and particle characterization, selecting the best option for an application is not easy. Join particle characterization and technology experts Remi Trottier and Karl Jacob to gain a solid understanding of the basics of particle and bulk solids characterization necessary to properly select instruments and validate data and a look at the latest commercially available technologies.

Dust Explosion Control

eLearning (online) Course
CSB has made recommendations that should help prevent dust explosions, and this certificate is based on these recommendations.

Crystallization Process Development

eLearning (online) Course
Integrative approach for crystallization development. Using models to analyze the SLE behavior of the system, validating using relevant experimental data, and systematically synthesizing a crystallization process based on the SLE behavior.

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, specification, or operation.

Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
Spreadsheets are a powerful problem-solving tool for chemical engineers. But to take full advantage of all they can do, you need a strong foundation in common problem-solving spreadsheet techniques. Join chemical engineer and Excel expert David Clough and pick up dozens of tips and techniques unknown to many engineers that will help you solve chemical engineering problems faster and more accurately.

Crystallization Operations

Public (classroom) Course
Join crystallization expert Wayne Genck for a practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to industrial processes. In two days, you’ll learn about the theory of material, energy and population balances and how to apply it in the production of amorphous and crystalline materials.

Distillation in Practice

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

Principles and Practices of Chemical Reactor Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
Improve your ability to design unconventional reactor configurations – even when equations for them are not available – by adopting a new outlook and approach. Join chemical reactor technology expert Uzi Mann and gain knowledge and tools you can apply to the design of any reactor configuration with any number of reactions with any stoichiometry having any form of rate expression.

Distillation in Practice

Public (classroom) Course
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel. It covers vapor liquid equilibrium, process design, column operation, and simulation issues, along with specification and selection of hardware.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

eLearning (online) Course
This course will help you learn how to apply practical design and troubleshooting principles to improve the efficiency, safety and reliability of pneumatic conveying systems transporting powders and bulk solids.

Excel VBA Programming for Chemical Engineers

Public (classroom) Course
If you know your way around Microsoft Excel and you’re ready to learn Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Programming this course is for you. Join chemical engineer and VBA expert David Clough for an intensive, hands-on introduction to the built-in programming capabilities of Microsoft Excel, and its companion VBA programming language. Learn how to take your spreadsheet problem-solving skills to the next level.

Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes and Feeders

Public (classroom) Course
Gain a strong, fundamental understanding of bulk solids and bulk solid handling equipment and their behavior, along with the general principles and practical applications of solids flow.

Industrial Fluid Mixing

Public (classroom) Course
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 field, the newest equipment and emerging design concepts. Join industrial fluid mixing expert W. Roy Penney as he brings you up-to-date on cutting-edge improvements in these areas that lead to greater efficiency, cost savings and a more robust bottom line.

Industrial Fluid Mixing for Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This online course covers fundamentals in mixing theory including a section on scale-up, practical applications to mixing technology and advanced topics such as solid-liquid process. Engineers gain an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of mixing and how to apply the right technology to the mixing process.

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Public (classroom) Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to determine effectiveness and improve efficiency.

Integrated Process Synthesis

Public (classroom) Course
As a chemical engineer, before you can make proposed process alterations you must consider the potential investment return. Yet, typically this involves detailed simulations and design work. Join process synthesis and integration experts Diane Hildebrandt and Bilal Patel and learn novel design and analysis techniques you can implement early on to avoid costly revisions to processes while reducing material and energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

12th International Conference on Gas-Liquid & Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS12)

June 28 - July 1, 2015

The 12th International Conference on Gas–Liquid and Gas–Liquid–Solid Reactor Engineering (GLS-12) follows the success of the 11 previous GLS conferences, which focus on all aspects of fundamentals and engineering of multiphase reactors and processes and bring together top class researchers and en

Fire Safety with High Energy Density Batteries

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
As high energy density battery technology develops to meet the rapidly increasing demands of consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and grid level...

Characterization of Glycerol-Diesel Emulsions Fuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 1:00pm-1:15pm
Diesel fuel emulsions have demonstrated reductions of unwanted combustion emissions. Glycerol, a renewable and abundant resource, is an attractive...
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