Chemical Engineering Practice

Success and Prospects in Thermodynamics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:00pm
Accurate thermodynamic models are essential to any chemical engineering endeavor. In this presentation, Cummings reviews some of the more important...

Success and Prospects in Transport

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:00pm
The study of transport phenomena is an important area of chemical engineering. In many ways it differentiates chemical engineering from other...

Success and Prospects in Process Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:00pm
Process Systems Engineering (PSE) has been at the core of chemical engineering's definition as a discipline since the earliest stages of its...

January 2015 CEP Preview

Special Section: Sustainability Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry The AIChE Sustainability Index provides benchmarks of a company’s performance on a variety of...

Minimize Degradation of Heat-Transfer Fluids

January
2015
Back To Basics
Gaston Arseneault, Christopher Armstrong
The key to maximizing the useful life of heat-transfer fluids in liquid-phase systems is proper fluid selection. This article discusses the most common methods of deterioration and suggests potential solutions.

Advanced X-Ray Jump Starts Drug Design

The anti-cancer drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib) recently received FDA approval, but it was front page news when the drug, designed to disrupt malignant melanoma, was so successful...

The End of Dry Erase Boards is Near

Gizmodo, a tech product website, previewed a product which revolutionizes research brainstorming sessions. In the past, concepts and ideas all ended up on a dry erase board-- new...

Mastering 3D Plots in Excel

Whether you're looking for a tutorial to help you on a project at work, or are a student looking to use the summer months to improve valuable Excel skills, check out this video on...

Using Bacteria to Harvest the Ocean's Minerals

The world needs clean water, and increasingly, we're pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? One researcher...

The SBE Web-Lab Initiative

Imagine the traditional laboratory setting in an undergraduate engineering class. Now imagine the ability to remotely operate and manipulate lab equipment housed miles away in a...

Free Catalyst App Ready to Download

Physicist Jens Hummelsh?j, pictured with his iPhone, working with fellow researchers at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis , at Stanford, and has developed an...

Middle East Process Engineering Conference 2013

“Overcoming Future Challenges through Engineering Excellence” will be the theme of the 2nd Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC 2013), Sept. 29–Oct. 2, 2013 at the...

November 2014 CEP Preview

Back to Basics: Introduction to Fluidization Fluidized beds offer excellent heat transfer, and have the unique ability to move a wide range of solid particles in a fluid-like...

Have You Heard of Wireless Electricity?

Think about it. Everything else is wireless. Why do we need cables to provide our electricity? From TEDtalksDirector : Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free...

Water: Industrial Discharge Permits

Environmental management groups are cracking down on industries by imposing tighter discharge limits and making industries everywhere contemplate in-house pretreatment programs—...

BP Building New Houston Supercomputing Center

British Petroleum is spending $100 million to replace its current data center with what it says will be the largest supercomputer for commercial research in the world. The company...

Cool Tool To Keep Your Time Zones Straight

Do you work with people in different parts of the world? If you sometimes have a tough time remembering what time or day it is where those friends or colleagues are, you don't...

Video Tutorial: Degrees of Freedom

What is a degree-of-freedom analysis, and how can you use it to analyze engineering problems? Brush up on basics in this short video tutorial.
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