Chemical Engineering Practice

March 2015 CEP Preview

March 9, 2015
This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

World's First 3D-Printed Plane Takes to the Skies

July 28, 2011
Scientists have successfully flown the world's first 3D printed plane. Created entirely with printing technology, the plane went from design to completion in one week. Thanks to...

From Big Data to Smart Manufacturing

December 5, 2012
In this week’s post about the new Golden Age of ChE and the role of computing, Phil Westmoreland writes about “From Big Data to Smart Manufacturing.”

Successful Delegation in Six Steps

September 21, 2010
The rewards of a successful delegation effort are three-fold: 1) More and/or more advanced tasks are accomplished by the employee; 2) Employee satisfaction increases as they...

How Can "Lean" Help You Achieve Better Results?

March 2, 2011
Have you been hearing the term Lean used in your organization lately? Are you curious about how principles such as 7Ws and 5Ss can help you deliver better results? Most...

4th AIChE Regional Process Technology Conference

August 1, 2012
The South Texas Section of the AIChE, in partnership with AIChE HQ, is hosting its 4th Regional Process Technology Conference at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference...

June 2015 CEP Preview

June 16, 2015
Chemical engineers continue to earn more than the average U.S. worker. The median salary of survey respondents is $127,000 — a 5.8% increase over 
the median reported in 2013.

Excelling with Excel #4 – Indirect References

July 28, 2010
Hi guys. It's Greg the orange cat again with a (very short) Microsoft Excel tip. Tip#4: Indirect References Much of Excel's usefulness comes from an ability to reference cells in...

Looking Back: Oil Exploration Before Big Data

April 11, 2013
Watch as George Laguros, Geophysicist for the Marathon Oil Corporation in Houston, Texas, talks about analyzing seismic data in the present and reminisces about the days of...

Have You Heard of Wireless Electricity?

October 27, 2010
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...

Highlight a Benefit: AIChE eLibrary

February 7, 2012
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...

European Efforts in Process Intensification

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
European Union (EU) efforts to develop Process Intensification (PI) for the chemical industry have been more focused and organized than US efforts...

Introduction to Particle Characterization

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2015
Particle characterization is essential for anybody who must handle or process particulate materials. This webinar reviews the variety of methods for...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly...

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,...

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...

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...

Dust Explosion Control

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Select the Right Impeller

June
2015
Back To Basics
Julian Fasano
The key to effective, efficient mixing is selecting the appropriate impeller.

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...

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...

Excel VBA Programming for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) 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. In this...

Selecting Sensors for Safety Instrumented Systems

July
2015
Back To Basics
Erik Mathiason, Jessica Lo, Chad McGuire
A plant’s safety instrumented system (SIS) is critical in preventing process safety incidents. Use this guide to help choose the proper sensors for your plant’s SIS.

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...

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 10-15, 2019
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 and Entropy, Concepts and Balances

Archived Webinar
May 20, 2015
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

Archived Webinar
May 13, 2015
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray...

Chemical Looping Rises to the Challenge

May
2015
On The Horizon
Liang-Shih Fan, Liang Zeng, Siwei Luo
By separating a reaction into several subreactions, chemical looping minimizes exergy loss, facilitates product separation, and provides flexibility in process design.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...
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