Local Section Webinars

Impact of Shale Gas Development on NGL Supplies and Petrochemical Feedstocks

Archived Webinar
Feb 2, 2012
Development of shale gas and oil resources in the United States has resulted in significant byproduct production of natural gas liquids, which has reversed the declining trend in US NGL production experienced at the turn of the century. A wide gap in natural gas and oil prices has supported the...

Process Safety for Process Engineers

Archived Webinar
Jan 26, 2012
Process safety is the most important facet of our jobs as process engineers. Learn how CCPS can support process engineers in their quest to make their processing facilities both more productive and safer.

Mechanical Reliability

Archived Webinar
Oct 27, 2011
Dave is a reliability and maintenance leader with over 30 years of chemical and process industry experience. His keynote address is on Mechanical Reliability.

International Year of Chemistry

Archived Webinar
Sep 22, 2011
Learn about the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011), a worldwide celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.

Integrated Complexes - A Luxury or Business Necessity?

Archived Webinar
Sep 1, 2011
The presentation will cover the refining and petrochemical industry trends, the challenges to staying in business and be profitable in the marketplace, industry impacts, the opportunities for synergy and the business case for integration. Please note the audio quality is low.

Wireless Measurement & Control

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
Wireless measurements reduce wiring installation and maintenance costs and eliminate electrical noise and ground loops. The portability of wireless transmitters offers opportunities to troubleshoot locations in the process with abnormal operations and to demonstrate process control improvements and...

Financial Investment & Management

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
An overview of different investment types and strategies, such as risk management, retirement accounts, mutual funds & stocks, commodities & precious metals, and ways to maximize your investments over the long-term.

Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanostructured Materials

Archived Webinar
Jul 28, 2011
The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 sparked the interest of researchers in novel crystalline forms of carbon. Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of fullerenes, was a strong advocate of carbon nanotube research and his endorsement strengthened the field. The results of such an extensive...

The Extended History of PRICAT(TM) 468 for C4 Acetylene Hydrogenation

Archived Webinar
May 5, 2011
Step three of the 'Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed' is selecting the catalyst. The process of developing and selecting catalysts is often shrouded in mystery. Examining the history of a product development can demystify the process. This is a story about the development of a selective...

Put Your Compensation To Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 28, 2011
Michael Pascarella with Ameriprise Financial will outline how to leverage compensation from your employer and build for your goals

Natural Gas Future

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
Natural gas, at prices significantly below BTU parity with oil for a long time to come, will certainly play a pivotal role in world energy supply and will move towards becoming the premier fuel of the world economy. A significant feature of future gas prices is that they are likely to be technology...

Achieving "Superior Energy Performance"

Archived Webinar
Apr 7, 2011
This Webinar, sponsored by South Texas Section of the AIChE, Texas Industries of the Future and AIChE Center for Energy Initiatives, was presented at the 15th Texas Industrial Energy Management Forum. It presents what the Texas plants learned about implementing an energy management system and...

Work Would Be So Much Easier Without People

Archived Webinar
Mar 24, 2011
Our training as engineers focuses on the physical sciences, and the relationships we learn about are generally mathematical ones. However, the day-to-day work of engineering requires constant interactions with people, and our career success depends as much on how we handle those interactions as it...

Energy (South Texas Section March 2011 Meeting)

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2011
Dr. Holtzapple will describe the challenges of providing energy to a growing world. To address energy needs, he will show how the MixAlco process converts waste biomass into bio-gasoline. Further, he will explain how to reduce the need for gasoline by using a high-efficiency StarRotor engine.

Virtual Local Section Inaugural Meeting

Archived Webinar
Jan 27, 2011
2011 AIChE President Dr. Maria Burka spoke about two passions of hers, research and innovation at the inaugural Virtual Local Section meeting.

Applications of Biotechnology: History and Prospects

Archived Webinar
Nov 4, 2010
The vast majority of the early societal benefit and commercial success in biotechnology arose from expressing single genes in bacteria and mammalian cells, to manufacture pharmaceuticals.

Biomass/Bioenergy Patent Landscape: Past, Present & Future

Archived Webinar
May 17, 2010
Barry J. Schindler, Esq., of Greenberg Traurig LLP's Patent Prosecution Group, addresses Intellectual Properties Issues for chemical engineers engaged in the business of biomass. This webcast is part of the Metro NY Section's 'Biomass as a Feedstock' Miniconference presented on May 17, 2010. This...

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