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Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop 2019

November 9-10, 2019
This workshop would be aimed at understanding the current status of water usage, treatment, and recycling in the oil and gas sector, a review of current and prospect technologies for water usage, and a review on sustainability. Submit your abstracts by October 25th, 2019! Submit your Abstract!...

International Society for Water Solutions

The International Society for Water Solutions is focused on pressing issues of water access, quality, sustainability, and security. The main goal of the the society is to promote discussion and to determine the role and approaches for AIChE to lead chemical engineers to become recognized thought leaders in the existing water space.

Industrial Water Use and Reuse Workshop 2019

November 9-10, 2019
This workshop would be aimed at understanding the current status of water usage, treatment, and recycling in the oil and gas sector, a review of current and prospect technologies for water usage, and a review on sustainability. Submit your abstracts by October 25th, 2019! Submit your Abstract!...

The Cleanest Way to Treat Spent Caustic

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Spent caustic is arguably the world’s most foul industrial wastewater. It is generated in the removal of acidic contaminants from...

Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Waters

Archived Webinar
Dec 11, 2013
This presentation reviews membrane separation processes that could be used to treat hydraulic fracturing flowback waters. The advantages and limitations of these processes are highlighted. Data from...

Water Reuse Challenges and Hydraulic Fracturing

Archived Webinar
Dec 4, 2013
GE Water & Process Technologies offers a broad product and solutions portfolio that addresses water challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing. This webinar discusses: Key technical and...

New Materials for Membrane Separations

Archived Webinar
Mar 13, 2013
In this webinar, Dr. Richard D. Noble - the co-director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Membrane Applied Science Technology and co-author of Membrane Separations...

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

Archived Webinar
Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biological water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa wastewater to create functional, multipurpose, "...

The Water-Energy Nexus: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Archived Webinar
Aug 18, 2010
This webinar provides an overview of water and energy interdependencies, as well as examples of emerging US and international water and energy related challenges, and discusses the potential local...

Using Catalytic Nanoparticles to Clean Water

Archived Webinar
Apr 15, 2010
In this talk, I will describe our work in improving the feasibility of these NP catalysts for groundwater remediation and in understanding how the gold enhances the Pd catalytic activity so...

CEP: News Update

March
2019
News Update
Using Bacteria to Kill Bacteria: A Clean Water Solution In villages and cities around the world, families drink from unclean water and bathe in muddied pools. More than 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water sources, and at least 2...

Optimize Plant Water Use from Your Desk

February
2019
Computational Methods
Dominic C. Y. Foo, P.E.
Water pinch analysis and mathematical programming can be carried out using only a spreadsheet to determine the optimal water system for your plant. Examples, including a shale gas to ethylene process, illustrate the concepts.

The ChE in Context: Perspectives on Industrial Water Reuse

January
2019
The ChE in Context
Yoram Cohen
Among all of engineering’s grand challenges, those related to water resources must be among the most fundamental. The drive toward water sustainability is a major undertaking that chemical engineers have embraced.

New Process for Bioplastic with Low Water Impact

December 28, 2018

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.

Editorial: Clean Water: What is it Worth?

November
2018
Editorial
Emily Frangenberg
This is an expanded version of the editorial that appears in the November 2018 issue of CEP I’m no stranger to funky water. I grew up on well water in rural Maryland — where a sulfurous, rotten-egg smell would greet me every morning at the bathroom...
Roadmapping provides a structured and focused method to carve out a space within the broad topic of water processing where chemical and bio-related engineers can play a role.

A Water Roadmap for Chemical Engineers

July 30, 2018

Water is one of the most important resources in the chemical process industries (CPI), presenting both opportunities as well as compliance obligations.

Earth Day 2018

April 22, 2018

This year's Earth Day coincides with the opening of AIChE's Spring Meeting and the 14th Global Congress on Global Safety. #AIChESpring #GCPS

Technical Entity Trends: A Water Roadmap for Chemical Engineers

April
2018
Technical Entity Trends
Michelle Bryner
Water is one of the most important resources in the chemical process industries (CPI) — presenting both opportunities as well as compliance obligations. It is involved in a broad range of operations, including separations, product recovery,...

Technical Entity Trends: Innovate for a Better Future

January
2018
Technical Entity Trends
Lucy Lyudmila Alexander, Hailey Murphy, Amro Tambal, Derrick Wu
Steve Jobs is quoted as saying, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” AIChE’s Technical Entities, which cover a wide variety of topics that include food, energy, water, sustainability, and biological engineering, are at the...

Integrating Wastewater Reuse with Seawater Desalination

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
Freshwater shortages are forcing industrial customers to rethink water supply options. Industrial facilities located near oceans or saline aquifers...

CO2 BACT Preparation and Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
ABSTRACT AIChE 2014 SPRING CONFERENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER SOLUTIONS SESSION AUTHORS Joseph W. Guida, PE – Director, Process Technology and...

Water / Wastewater Optimization Methods for Industrial Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2013
Efficient management of water and wastewater systems in large industrial complexes is important for minimizing costs and optimizing natural resources...

An Overview of the Global Desalination Situation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
According to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one in three people globally endures some form of water scarcity, one-quarter of...

Water Sustainability Plenary

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
This special plenary session will feature invited speakers to provide a summary of water law and policy that will provide attendees with a better...
Cover of March 2017 CEP – Cover Feature: Work-Life Balance

March 2017 CEP Preview

March 13, 2017

This month's CEP Magazine looks at managing a healthy and enjoyable work-life balance, along with features on safely servicing relief devices and on improving production scheduling for increased energy efficiency, among many other topics.

Treated Carbon Could Purify Fukushima Water

January 23, 2017

Researchers at Rice University and Kazan Federal University in Russia report that oxidatively modified carbon (OMC) presents a way to purify the hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated

Little Bio-Machinery to Solve Grand Challenges

January 3, 2017

As we approach ICBE 2017, which begins this weekend in San Diego, we look back at some of the exciting research that figured among 2016's highlights and look forward to the new developments to be unveiled at ICBE 2017.

Profile: Pursuing Science for the Public Good

December
2016
Profile
For Siddhartha “Sid” Roy, watching the Flint water crisis unfold and listening to the stories of its residents has emphasized the role the public should play in engineering and public health. “If we as engineers have a public-focused mindset, we...
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