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Institute for Sustainability (IfS)

IfS is an umbrella organization encompassing a broad spectrum of activities related to sustainability. It has three sub-entities: the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF), the Center for Sustainable Technology Practices (CSTP), and the Youth Council on Sustainability Science and Technology (YCOSST). It also provides oversight to the AIChE Sustainability Index (sm).

Environmental Division (ENV)

The ENV division provides relevant programs on current environmental topics and non-confidential information concerning all aspects of environmental activity. The division promotes publication of papers of interest to chemical engineers in environmental activities as well as coordinates the Institute’s activities with other related societies.

Inorganic Analysis of HTC Biochar

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 31, 2012
The increase in greenhouse gas concentration, primarily due to emissions of CO 2 produced in use of fossil fuel, motivates many efforts to identify...

Engineering Pellets of Biomass Blends

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 30, 2012
Transportation and handling of lignocellulosic biomass are often challenging and expensive due to low bulk density, in the range of 60-80 kg/m 3 for...

NETL CO2 Injection and Storage Cost Model

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a model to estimate the costs of storing captured CO 2 ...

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

IfS
YCOSST
Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biolgical water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa...

Green Diesel Production - An Overview

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 3, 2012
Currently, there are two renewable diesel fuels available: biodiesel and green diesel. The biodiesel or FAME is the transesterification of vegetable...

Mixed Fluid Cascade, Experience and Outlook

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Apr 2, 2012
The first Base Load LNG plant, which has been built using the Mixed Fluid Cascade (MFC ® ) process, started up in 2007 at a Norwegian location close...

Fracking: The Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale

AIChE Web Forum
Nov 15, 2011
Led by experts from academia, government and industry, this interactive Web Forum presents an overview of the history, the current state of...

Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Sean Rayman, Ralph E. White Department of Chemical Engineering, University of...

Pyrolytic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 18, 2011
Pyrolysis is the thermal conversion of carbonaceous materials in the absence of molecular oxygen to liquids, solids and gases. In the most general...

Wood Pellets Self-Heating During Storage

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 17, 2011
Accidental fires in wood pellets silos happen frequently in the last five years. Experiments were carried out in this work at temperature range of...
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