There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day, whether you’re looking for a quick day activity, or want to get involved in sustainability and environmental issues long term.
Sustainability & Environment
Scientist and CEO Ilham Kadri will discuss leadership and how she has led her company to take on the challenges of sustainability and safety.
Watch the winning videos explaining this year’s chemical engineering theme, The Circle of Life: Plastics Edition.
Check out this working demo and proof-of-concept for RAPID's ChemE Cube Competition for chemical engineering students.
This month, questions about scaling up COVID-19 vaccine production, inquiries about recycling cigarette butts, advice for choosing an advisor, and more.
Special digital issue takes in-depth look at climate through chemical engineering lens, covering observations, modeling, impacts of climate change, and potential solutions.
Chemical engineering competition challenges students to design a modular mini-plant for surface-water treatment that is suitable for humanitarian deployment.
Jeffrey Sanders discusses areas of food engineering with potential for strong growth and talks about Schrödinger's role in advancing industry progress.
This issue: opportunities to control plastic waste, a look at design and operation considerations for distillation experiments, and much more.
A special section from the Society for Biological Engineering on microbiome engineering, along with tips for using flow additives, strategies for water management at hydrocarbon processing facilities, and more.
Chemical engineers are at the forefront of the climate change battle, and among their most promising tools is direct air capture. To learn more, watch this video, which is part of an effort to bring science innovations to the classroom.
Current sustainability efforts often focus on a single issue, overlooking the effect on the larger system involved and thus undercutting the ability to achieve true sustainability. Learn about this and related issues that you can expect to learn more about at this year's ICOSSE.
Low-cost catalyst is a major breakthrough, opening up possibility of producing fuel for naval ships at scale from seawater.
A new super-white paint formulation can reflect 98% of solar radiation, which helps keep buildings cool and reduces energy consumption and expenses.
In addition to using it for the purification and desalination of drinking water, the membrane can also be used for the separation of gases and solvents.
Submit your relevant work, experiences, and opinions for a special publication commemorating the Environmental Division's 50th anniversary, and help shape the next 50 years.
The extensive use of plastics and the demand for sustainable practices is driving interest in plastic waste management, remediation, and recycling.
Celebrate Earth Day 2020 with interviews and resources focused on chemical engineers' efforts to improve the environment.
This month, a look at dual-dividing-wall columns, steps to improve disaster preparedness, controlling nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater, and much more.
Senior research scientist Mai Uibu tells us about her upcoming talk at ACEME 2020 and shares recommendations for visitors to Tallinn, Estonia.
Antibacterial-resistant microbes can leave behind genetic matter that enables resistance in other bacteria, but a novel technique efficiently destroys it with nanomaterial and ultraviolet light.
A new and inexpensive catalyst makes it possible to generate hydrogen through water splitting, providing an effective means of storage for renewable energy.
Chemical engineers have found an alternative to palladium catalysts in their work to remove agricultural runoff from water.
Meet this environmental process design engineer and hear about his path to the profession, plus learn what he ranks among the top career challenges for process engineers.
Catch up on the latest podcasts, which feature fascinating conversations with chemical engineers from Covestro and Berkeley National Lab.
Quick and cheap graphene that's created from trash has the potential to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the production of cement.
The Center for Hydrogen Safety will provide safety reviews for Gangwon Technopark's forward-thinking hydrogen fueling stations and production facilities.
Learn which specific skills are particularly useful for chemical engineers to develop, and hear about promising areas of innovation from each of the speakers.
What will it take to make diets around the world healthy, sustainable, and equitable? And how can chemical engineers contribute to solutions?
Synthetic biology, and particularly advances in metabolic engineering, show strong promise for personalized therapeutics, sustainable biofuels and textiles, animal-free meat, and many new and sustainable products.
Up on the latest happenings and events? Catch up on conference highlights, top Engage discussions, most popular content, and more.
Meet this physicist and mathematician turned chemical engineer, and learn what drove him to pursue chemical engineering.
Chemical engineers are helping to reformulate cosmetics and revamp their packaging to make them more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Get great advice on implementing ISO 50001, check out the special section on industrial biotechnology, delve into Canada's chemical industry, and much more.
Madhu Khanna discusses cellulosic biofuels, their economic and sustainability benefits and tradeoffs, and what's needed to see cellulosic biofuels thrive.
Water purification using cactus? Hear how these chemical engineering students took advantage of a local and renewable resource to help improve lives in a community.
As the hydrogen economy grows, so does the need for technical information and know-how about hydrogen safety. Read more about safety advances.
A common water plant's immune system offers a wide range of possibilities to help society, from wastewater treatment to antibiotics.
Hear from conference co-chair Piet Huizenga about what you can expect from the very first Process Development Symposium Europe.
Fuel cells continue to be a hot topic, and as hydrogen fuel cell technology advances, we are also seeing fuel cell alternatives.
Researchers have found a compound derived from cashew shells that offers UV-absorbing properties with many applications.
Learn what's in store for participants at the very first Process Development Symposium Europe taking place in Frankfurt this September.
Know anything about wastewater pre-chlorination? Suggestions for the top-10 books for ChemE beginners? Questions of your own? Chime in!
Anthony discusses his work as a process engineer in the water industry, professional hurdles, and the importance of his work.
Food waste is a problem most nations have yet to solve, but Singapore has taken a number of important steps others can learn from to make food waste more sustainable.
Read about Rasika's career path and about her fascinating work in computer modeling and simulations at OLI Systems, Inc.
Jeff Erikson of the Global CCS Institute shares thoughts on top trends in carbon management and discusses goals for the Carbon Management Technology Conference.
Hear from this ICOSSE '19 keynote speaker about top sustainability science and engineering trends, and about what to expect from the conference.
Raymond Tan shares his perspective on the greatest environmental challenges and discusses what we can expect from the upcoming ICOSSE conference.
Welcome to AIChE’s What’s Trending feature, where you'll discover some of our most viewed and read content from prior months. Check out the video above for a short recap.
This month, a look at chemical engineering in the food industry, along with tips for industrial insulation, dealing with vapor-phase idealities in chemical process simulations, and more.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology continues to advance and show great promise. Sunita Satyapal of the US DOE discusses advances with Nick Barilo of AIChE's Center for Hydrogen Safety.
Dow's R&D Director for Industrial Solutions shares a preview of the upcoming 2019 Process Development Symposium, where he will deliver the keynote address.
Jeremy discusses the role of dry-grind corn biorefining in the bioeconomy, the opportunities it presents, and how it will affect our future.
Elliot shares thoughts on the promise and challenges of sustainable cell-based meat, along with details about his upcoming talk.
On April 2, AIChE formally unveiled its new Center for Hydrogen Safety with a slate of sessions held at the 2019 AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety in New Orleans, LA.
Sharon Beshouri, President of Shell Global Solutions (U.S.), Inc., has received the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award. She set the stage for the conference with her welcome keynote lecture entitled “Embracing Transitions Today: Assuring a Robust Future Tomorrow.”
Hear Smita's take on how microbial fermentation stands to change the world's future, and learn more about her upcoming talk in Los Angeles.
Chemical industry entrepreneur John Sofranko talks about his background, building a business, and about his company's goals and challenges.
From the development of pigments and dyes, to production scaleup, chemical engineers have lots to contribute to R&D in the garment and textile industries.
The latest issue showcases the current thinking related to the reduction of carbon emissions, the utilization of CO2 that can ameliorate its presence and provide useful products, and storage options.
Researchers have devised a method for creating a polymer from marine microorganisms that completely recycles into organic waste. What’s more, the process itself has a very low environmental impact.
Consumers have grown used to having information at their fingertips, which has bred greater awareness about healthy eating and demand for transparency.
Julianne Holloway shares a preview of WIC's 20th Anniversary Symposium, which celebrates women in chemical engineering through invited female speakers with diverse backgrounds.
This issue, learn how to give a great presentation, look at top chemE's predictions for the future of the profession, delve into deep learning, and much more.
Being able to perceive and interpret feelings in yourself and others is an important skill that can set you up for success in your professional career and personal life.
The International Energy Agency reports that energy-related emissions totaled 32.5 gigatons in 2017, an increase of 1.4% from the previous year.
Cliff Kowall shares insights about how today's responses to industry disruptions can be richly informed by experiences of similar events in the past.
As part of our celebration of AIChE's 110th year, Vicky Lange, a postdoctoral research associate at University College London, shares her predictions for chemical engineering's next 25 years.
As part of our celebration of AIChE's 110th year, Pat McGrath of ARPA-E shares his predictions for chemical engineering's next 25 years.
This series looks at the future of chemical engineering, revisiting past predictions for the profession and pairing them with current predictions for the next 25 years.
Water is one of the most important resources in the chemical process industries (CPI), presenting both opportunities as well as compliance obligations.
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