Food-Energy-Water Nexus

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.

Challenges of the Water-Energy Nexus

March 19, 2015
Next Wednesday (March 25), AIChE, in conjunction with the International Society for Water Solutions and the Center for Energy Initiatives , will present a webinar on the water-...

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...

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...

Managing Water Treatment Risks in Refining

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-3:30pm
Against the backdrop of global water scarcity, the industrial sector is the fastest growing source of water consumption. If current trends persist,...

Deliquescence Behavior of Sodium Borohydride and Steam

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Sodium borohydride as an effective, cheap and stable material for hydrogen storage has been studied widely. Despite prior studies [ 1-5 ] on the...

Energy, Water, Sustainability for a Smarter Planet

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
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

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

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

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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