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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.

Tour of NYC's Croton Water Filtration Plant

UPDATE: As of 6/11, we have reached the capacity for this event. If you haven't reserved yet, we can only add your name to a Wait List, and will notify you if you can attend. The...

Turbine-free Wind Power [Video]

Mechanical engineering Francis C. Moon has proposed a new solution for wind energy that eliminates the need for turbines. Moon, who is Cornell University's Joseph D. Ford...

Using UV Light to Purify Water

Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial culture on an Xylose Lysine Sodium Deoxycholate (XLD) agar plate. Most water treatment plants use chlorine to clean tapwater. The main drawback to...

Building a Biofuel Game-Changer

Dr Sean Simpson, founder of LanzaTech, tells about an entrepreneurial wild ride, from his first idea to his deal to make jet fuel for Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Space for Ethics in Sustainability?

A First Time for Everything Last month, the local Puget Sound section of AIChE, with help from other Washington state AIChE sections, organized the first event of its kind for the...

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011

Sustainable Packaging Symposium will examine the role of packaging as a key enhancement to sustainability across the entire supply chain. The symposium will feature invited...

Carbon Management Technology Conference

You still have time to register for the 2012 Carbon Management Technology Conference, held 7-9 February in Orlando, Florida, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center...

Earth’s H2O Status Report

While 1.8 billion people have Internet access, nearly one billion people lack access to adequate amounts of fresh water, according to a comprehensive new Living Planet report by...

10 Trends & Updates in Biofuel

If you're having trouble keeping up with the fast-paced changes in biofuels, the following ten blurbs and links should provide a useful snapshot of biofuel trends. Read on for...

Purdue University wins YCOSST P3 Award

Purdue's Biowall entry took home the prize, with an ingenious design that improves indoor air quality thanks, in part, to plants' ability to purify air.

Earth Day at the College of Engineering

Undergrads, graduate students, and faculty at the Iowa State University College of Engineering talk about sustainability research and practices taking place year round within the...

Volunteers Teach Science of Urban Gardens

Community outreach and volunteer programs can benefit volunteers as much as the intended recipients of these programs. One chemical engineer shares his recent experience of...

AIChE Greens the Annual Meeting

This year's AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh should prove to be the greenest yet! Read more about what we're doing and how you can be a part of making the meeting more...
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