Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Roadmapping provides a structured and focused method to carve out a space within the broad topic of water processing where chemical and bio-related engineers can play a role.

A Water Roadmap for Chemical Engineers

July 30, 2018

Water is one of the most important resources in the chemical process industries (CPI), presenting both opportunities as well as compliance obligations.

Managing Water Treatment Risks in Refining

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Against the backdrop of global water scarcity, the industrial sector is the fastest growing source of water consumption. If current trends persist,...

The Energy-Water Nexus: Opportunities and Challenges

Archived Webinar
Mar 25, 2015
This talk provides an overview of DOE’s recently-released report: The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the water-energy nexus and...

Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water

Archived Webinar
May 28, 2014
In this presentation, Dr. Webber builds from his extensive body of research, his course lectures, and his congressional testimony to share his perspective on the global nexus of energy and water to...

Emerging Water Treatment Technologies: An AIChE Web Forum

Archived Webinar
Jun 14, 2011
Clean water is an essential resource for all life and economic activity. Yet it is becoming increasingly scarce as populations and economies grow. Join the experts and dive into current issues in the...

The Water-Energy Nexus: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Archived Webinar
Aug 18, 2010
This webinar provides an overview of water and energy interdependencies, as well as examples of emerging US and international water and energy related challenges, and discusses the potential local...

Consider a Career in the Water Industry

January 20, 2016

Although not a traditional career route for chemical engineers, the water industry is a broad field that can offer both challenges and rewards.

Los Angeles' Low Cost Water-Saving Technology

August 19, 2015

For months Los Angeles has been putting millions of floating, black plastic balls into one of its largest reservoirs to block sunlight from triggering a hazardous chemical reaction.

A Novel Forward Osmosis Draw Solution

February 4, 2015

Although significant research efforts regarding new membranes for forward osmosis are underway, less attention has been paid to researching the draw solutions and solutes that could make this techn

Energy, Water, Sustainability for a Smarter Planet

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2010
Over the last few years, our eyes have been opened to global climate change, and to the environmental and geopolitical issues surrounding...

Meeting the Needs of the Water-Energy Nexus

April
2011
Critical Issues
Snehal Desai , David A. Klanecky
Water is required to produce energy, and energy is required to make use of water — the two are, and always will be, inextricably linked. Engineers must understand the water-energy nexus in order to manage both efficiently and sustainably.

Producing Hot Water by Direct Steam Injection

May
2010
Back To Basics
Philip Sutter
Inline direct steam injection is more energy efficient than indirectly heating water in a tank. Use this overview of DSI equipment to select the appropriate system for your application.

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...
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