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.
This month, a look at dual-dividing-wall columns, steps to improve disaster preparedness, controlling nitrogen and phosphorus in wastewater, and much more.
Hear from conference co-chair Piet Huizenga about what you can expect from the very first Process Development Symposium Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Current plastic recycling efforts just aren't enough, but new solutions are evolving in response to public awareness and outrage.
This year's Earth Day coincides with the opening of AIChE's Spring Meeting and the 14th Global Congress on Global Safety. #AIChESpring #GCPS
Scientists have devised a method that harnesses E. coli to potentially capture, store, or recycle carbon dioxide.
Engineers have discovered a catalyst that could prove useful in purifying water polluted with nitrates from agricultural runoff and other sources.
Imagine a technology that could capture atmospheric carbon dioxide, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, reduce the alkalinity of industrial waste, and generate useful materials — all in one proc
Two weeks ago, Dr. Art Rosenfeld, the embodiment of energy efficiency, died in his home at the age of 90, not far from the Berkeley lab where he worked for over forty years.
Although CCUS gets less attention in the media than some of the other strategies, it is an area where chemical engineers can have a significant impact.
When the Paris climate accord goes into effect in November, the world will have to start living within a tight carbon budget.
The paper industry has a great effect on not only forests but also on water resources and carbon dioxide emissions.
The Paris climate agreement is the world’s best effort yet to ward off the existential threat of climate change.
A new electric bus has clocked 600 miles on one charge in track testing, and its makers are ready to rid the country of diesel buses.
London's new mayor Sadiq Khan just put fifty electric buses on the streets to help shrink a toxic cloud blighting one of Europe's most magisterial cities.
Most people who live outside California don’t know that a large part of the state was originally a desert, and without water, it will revert back to desert.
Can a balding, late-middle-aged researcher who's hawking a still-uncommercialized technology transform America's aging fleet of aerobic waste treatment plants?
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have devised an efficient and more environmental method for recovering gold from old electronic equipment.
Few of her peers were surprised when Professor Joan Rose received 2016's Stockholm Water Prize in Geneva last March, which celebrated her career sleuthing, identifying, and eliminating dan
After Hawaii killed a deal that included a new LNG import facility and its conjoined twin, a natural gas power plant; and a leading Canadian tar sands producer, Suncor Energy, voluntarily decided t
What is the "true north of capitalism?" It's a vital question asked by the film Circularity: Preparing for the New Economy.
Every tailgating long-distance trucker knows that slip-streaming behind another big rig — a driving skill perfected on NASCAR tracks — can boost the bottom line by saving expensive fuel
Developer Deepwater Wind is on the verge of launching the first offshore wind farm in the US. Later this fall, when its five turbines finally power up off the coast of Rhode Island, it wi
Lately, solar industry records have been falling every week. And American solar panel maker SunPower can take credit for most of the mayhem.
Researchers at Iceland's largest geothermal power plant may have eliminated a major obstacle thwarting the battle against global warming.
There’s enough untapped wind streaming across the vast plains of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Wyoming to generate more electricity than a fleet of Hoover Dams.
As we watch coal get kicked to the curb, particularly in developed countries, the International Energy Agency thinks it's time for a paradigm-check.
Learn about the work Tim is doing to unlock new technology that could be used to produce a biodegradable plastic from a renewable grass crops.
The US Navy's biofuel program has just launched a great success with the Great Green Fleet, which is fueled with a drop-in blend of biofuel from beef tallow and petroleum-based fuel.
A new study suggests that Persian Gulf countries will have to endure extreme weather episodes with heat unbearable to humans.
Researchers have developed a hydrocarbon-based superhydrophobic nanomaterial that presents a green alternative to hazardous fluorocarbons generally used for this purpose.
Plastics manufacturers largely rely on crude oil to create isobutene in the production of plastics, but researchers at Washington State University have developed a catalyst to easily convert bio-ba
Last month in the United Arab Emirates, Veolia Water Technologies and three other companies that have built some of the most advanced desalination technology in the world began operating a cluster
A breakthrough in the Paris climate talks suddenly seemed possible a year ago, after President Obama and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping — representing the world's biggest polluters — pl
Wind power is now so cheap in Texas that many energy retailers offer special deals that include free electricity at night after demand drops and the turbines are still pumping out electricity.
In 2009, long before renewables plummeted to grid parity in some regions of the US, Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, who skews to the skeptical and highl
Prospective college students interested in comparing colleges based on their commitment to environmentalism can look to Sierra Magazine’s ninth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of Am