Virtual Local Section

The Virtual Section functions much as any local section does, we hold monthly meetings to encourage the professional growth of chemical engineers, we provide opportunity for networking with meeting attendees, and we serve our local communities, states, country and world using our hands, heads and hearts. The virtual section isn't limited by geography so geographically isolated ChEs can be supported. But there are some differences that make us unique... Read more about us, join the VLS and follow us on LinkedInFacebook & Twitter.

Upcoming Events

Municipal Wastewater and Sludge Are a Resource, Not a Waste:

Coping with Tightening Water Supplies and Limited Landfill Availability
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Paul Shuey
As in many parts of the world, water districts in Southern California are adapting to meet new challenges in supplying potable water and providing wastewater treatment. Southern California’s water supply has become less reliable and, in the case of the Tapia Water Reclamation Facility, ecosystem...Read more

Recent Events

Ring In the New or Déjà Vu?

Adventures in Chemical Engineering History Part II - January 2019 AIChE VLS Webinar
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Paul Adamson
To kick off the New Year, we’ll reflect on a few lessons, still relevant today, from technological progress in the past. Like us, our forbearers faced political, social, and economic challenges, and, like us, they looked to science for solutions. Along the way, they made amazing discoveries but...Read more

Modular Chemical Process Intensification

RAPID’s goal of Transforming the Process Industries
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 9:00pm-10:00pm EST
Posted by Paul Adamson
For several decades, the ideas of process intensification and modular chemical processes have offered the promise of fundamentally changing the way the process industries operate – from the types of equipment employed to the business models of industry participants. In this talk, we will look at...Read more