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February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

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Titania Nanotube Supported Gold Photoanodes

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 8, 2009
Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) combine a photovoltaic device for light harvesting and an electrolyzer for water splitting into a single system...

Advanced Biofuels - The Path Forward

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 8, 2009
Oil prices go up and they come down and our ability to forecast them with any real confidence has not been particularly good. A year ago when oil...

New Technologies in Refining

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
In today’s competitive environment, development and implementation of new refining technology can differentiate one refining company from another...

Biomass Thermal Conversion

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Papers are on topics related sustatinable supply of a wide variety of biomass feedstocks to meet the needs of evolving liquid fuel demand (...

LNG Safety - II

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG safety in LNG baseload and receiving terminals, LNG ships and other related areas. LNG Vapor Dispersion...

Nuclear Process Chemistry Tutorial - Session 4

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Part IV of a two day tutorial on nuclear process chemistry is presented in four instruction sessions and two review/problem sessions. Purpose of the...

Nuclear Process Chemistry Tutorial - Session 3

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Part III of a two day tutorial on nuclear process chemistry is presented in four instruction sessions and two review/problem sessions. Purpose of the...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
Papers on biodiesel production advances. Please Note : Advances in Biofuel Technologies -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded...

LNG Safety - I

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 29, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG safety in LNG baseload and receiving terminals, LNG ships and other related areas. Please Note : LNG Safety...

LNG Equipment - II

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG equipment in heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, tubines, electrical systems, control, etc. Please Note :...

LNG Equipment - I

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
This session presents advancements in LNG equipment in heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, tubines, electrical systems, control, etc. Please Note :...

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Utilization

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 28, 2009
Papers on challenges and opportunities in hydrogen from renewable resources. The U.S. Dept of Energy Hydrogen Program: Status and Performance Gaps of...

Developing Energy Strategies Plenary

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This special plenary session will feature invited speakers to discuss the most significant energy issues currently confronting industry today in the...

Sustainable Energy II

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This session celebrates the expanded scope of Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. It features speakers selected for the inaugural issue...

Nuclear Process Chemistry Tutorial - Session 2

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Part II of a two day tutorial on nuclear process chemistry is presented in four instruction sessions and two review/problem sessions. Purpose of the...

Recent Advances in Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Papers on dealing with recent advances in basic and applied research work on fuel cell (including feed stocks) and battery technology. Please Note :...

LNG Regasification

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
This session presents papers on the advances in LNG receiving terminals and regasfication facilities in vaporiztion technology etc. Please Note : LNG...

Nuclear Process Chemistry Tutorial - Session 1

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 27, 2009
Part I of a two day tutorial on nuclear process chemistry is presented in four instruction sessions and two review/problem sessions. Purpose of the...

100 Years of Petroleum Refining Catalysts

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 18, 2008
100 years ago in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T Ford and ushered in the age when cars were affordable to middle class Americans. At that...

History of the Development of LNG Technology

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 18, 2008
LNG started with the peak-shaving LNG plants in the USA. This is followed by the international interest of transporting LNG across the ocean for...

A Century of Petrochemical Advances

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 18, 2008
This session will focus on advances in the petrochemical industry, past, present, and future. The beginnings of the petrochemical industry date back...

Demonstrating CCS Integration

August
2011
Special Section
Richard A. Esposito
The largest, fully integrated process for separating CO2 from fluegas and compressing it to a supercritical fluid, transporting the CO2 by pipeline, and injecting the CO2 into a saline reservoir is now underway at the Plant Barry generating station...

Biobutanol – A Replacement for Bioethanol?

August
2008
SBE Special Section
Ron Cascone
Ethanol, the leading incumbant biofuel, has several limitations.Butanol overcomes many of these, and holds promise as the next important transportation biofuel.

Save Energy Through Automation

January
2010
Instrumentation
Douglas C. White
Identifying the right automation investments — those with low costs and high impacts — can result in millions of dollars in energy savings for petrochemical plants. <br>

Nuclear Power: Fueling the Hydrogen Economy

July
2010
Special Section
William A. Summers
Nuclear hydrogen might first enter the transportation market to supplement existing fossil resources. In the long-term, it could be a key in the development of a hydrogen economy.

Reduce Your Compressed Air Costs

October
2011
Fluids and Solids Handling
Ron Marshall
Annual operating expenses for compressed air systems can exceed the equipment’s purchase price. Follow these seven steps to implement efficiency measures that yield cost reductions.

Metabolic Engineering of Next-Generation Biofuels

August
2008
SBE Special Section
James C. Liao
Engineers are turning to genetic and biological tools and techniques to synthesize higher-chain alcohols that do not suffer from the same limitations as ethanol.

Gazing into an Energy Crystal Ball

June
2010
On The Horizon
Vern W. Weekman Jr.
By mid-century, new energy sources could be integrated into the existing chemical-conversion infrastructure, but additional research is needed to fine-tune the technologies and improve efficiencies and economics.

The Future of Coal-Based Power Generation

March
2008
Special Section
James R. Katzer
Despite its image as a dirty fuel, coal remains an economic choice for baseload power generation—and it can, in fact, have very low emissions.

Developing a Position on Nuclear Power

July
2010
Special Section
AIChE’s Nuclear Engineering Division recommends expanding the role of nuclear power and closing the nuclear fuel cycle. <br>

Conference Explores Developing Bioeconomy

March
2008
Special Section
Brad Buecker
Infrastructure, biomass conversion, sources of biomass, and environmental and other impacts are some of the challenges facing the commercialization of biofuels.

Renewable Power: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time

April
2009
Special Section
Bernard S. Lee
Before renewable sources such as wind and solar can contribute significantly to the overall energy mix, massive electricity storage is needed to turn the raw power into dispatchable power.

Reduce Your Plant’s Water Footprint

April
2011
Critical Issues
David L. Nystuen
Water footprint reduction and water pollution prevention are integral to any environmental sustainability initiative. Use this rigorous, systematic process to conduct a baseline water assessment that integrates water pollution prevention and water...

The Role for Biofuels

March
2010
SBE Special Section
Tim Eggeman
The advanced biofuels industry is at a critical stage of development and deployment.

Technology Integration Challenges

August
2011
Special Section
Jared P. Ciferno
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be an important part of the transition to lower-carbon energy sources. However, widespread integration of CCS with existing power-generation plants and technologies — on a commercial scale and in a cost-...

Harnessing Natural Energy

March
2008
Special Section
Travis W. Walker
Before solar and wind energy can be widely exploited, a method for storing the energy provided by these intermittent sources and releasing it as demand arises must be developed.

Minimize Scale-Up Risk

March
2010
SBE Special Section
J. Brad Cort
Proven commercial-scale equipment already exists for many operations involved in producing biofuels from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

How Might Biofuels Impact the Chemical Industry?

March
2008
Special Section
William F. Banholzer
Considering the range of possibilities and constraints, a major transformation of the chemical industry's current capital structure is unlikely for at least a few decades.

Capturing Carbon from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

April
2009
Special Section
Jared P. Ciferno
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.

Nuclear Renaissance: A Flawed Proposition

July
2010
Special Section
Benjamin K. Sovacool
Nuclear power has never been safe and it never will be. Efficiency gains and investment in renewable sources of energy will be sufficient to power the planet without resorting to nuclear reactors.

Navigating the Legal Landscape

August
2011
Special Section
Arnold W. Reitze Jr.
A legal framework governing carbon sequestration will need to be put in place before major carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects can get underway. A final rule issued under the Safe Drinking Water Act sets minimum requirements, but this is just...

Ionic Liquid Pretreatment

March
2010
SBE Special Section
Blake A. Simmons
Ionic liquids show promise as lignocellulosic biomass solvents. But is this approach a scientific curiosity or a commercially viable biofuel pretreatment technology?
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