Chemical Engineering Practice

Meet Process Engineer Jacob Albrecht

November 21, 2018

Jacob Albrecht discusses the challenging but enjoyable road to manufacturing new medicines, and the creative aspects of process engineering.

Meet Process Engineer Delia Contreras

September 7, 2018

Welcome to the tenth in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Meet Process Engineer Ecevit Bilgili

August 13, 2018

Professor Bilgili shares an insider's view into his role as a process engineer developing blockbuster drugs and how he later transitioned to academia.

Meet Process Engineer Denis Fallon

June 21, 2018

Want to know more about process engineering? Hear about this process engineer's career and profit from his insights on finding success in industry.

Meet Process Engineer Monica Wilson

April 20, 2018

Monica Wilson discusses what led her to the career choice of process engineer and talks about her work at Union Carbide and AkzoNobel.

Meet Process Engineer Mirza Ahmad

March 28, 2018

Welcome to the third in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Meet Process Engineer Mike Ulowetz

March 2, 2018

Welcome to the second in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Meet Process Engineer Robert Nunley

January 8, 2018

Welcome to the first in a series of AIChE blog posts profiling process engineers, a diverse group of professionals spanning multiple industries and regions.

Design Principles for Liquid-Liquid Extraction

November
2015
Reactions and Separations
Joerg Koch, Glenn Shiveler
Many factors must be evaluated when developing a liquid-liquid extraction process. Here are some of the important parameters to consider as you go from laboratory testing to commercial-scale operation.

Advanced Manufacturing Progress: Membranes Are a Flexible Intensification Solution

April
2019
Advanced Manufacturing Progress
Ignasi Palou-Rivera
Membranes can be used in a diverse array of industries and applications. They are an inherently intensified technology that are typically constructed as small units that can be numbered-up to increase scale. Membranes are an obvious focus area for the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, which is working to further their development and application.

New Products: April 2019

April
2019
New Products
Instrumentation Single-Gas Monitors Boast Long Lifespan These robust single-gas monitors provide reliable readings under harsh operating conditions. The Pac 6000 and Pac 6500 monitors detect common gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide,...

Introduction to Deep Learning: Part 2

October
2018
On The Horizon
Amit Gupta
A truly intelligent system is one that can learn on its own. This article delves into more-complex neural networks that underpin deep learning — the technology that is revolutionizing artificial intelligence.

Optimize Aspect Ratio in Industrial Fermenters

April
2019
Reactions and Separations
Gregory Benz
The ratio of a fermenter’s liquid height to diameter can impact its heat-transfer surface area, blend time, and required agitator power. This article describes the factors that go into determining the optimum aspect ratio for a given set of conditions.

Distillation Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Gain an understanding of the theory of successful distillation practices. In addition, learn about what actually happens in a column with this online...

Modeling Membrane Separation

Archived Webinar
Dec 12, 2018
Are you interested in simulating membrane dialysis? Could you use tools to help you analyze designs, better understand the processes occurring

Four Steps to Managing Complex Development Programs

Archived Webinar
Oct 3, 2018
This webinar describes four steps for managers to take before embarking on product development programs or projects. In chemical and other industry enterprises new and better products and processes...

Modeling CO2 Removal via Hollow Fiber Modules

Archived Webinar
Aug 30, 2018
Are you involved in CO2 removal? Are you focused—like many engineers—on the use of solvents? There’s another method of CO2 removal using highly selective membranes.

Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data

Archived Webinar
Aug 8, 2018
Big Data promises opportunities for diagnostic, prognostics and decision making. But with it comes challenges that first must be resolved.

PI Principles: Energy - Dynamic Continuous Flow Reactors

Archived Webinar
Jun 27, 2018
In this 60-minute webinar, the 5 th in our 10-part series, you’ll take an in-depth look at a practical example of innovation in the thermodynamic domain of process intensification. This webinar...
A typical facility for the electrolytic production of aluminum

Electrochemical Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 25, 2018
Are you involved in the design and/or operation of electrochemical devices? This webinar is for you. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain a basic understanding of the hardware, operation and architecture of an...
Simulation of a mixer equipped with three impellers. The velocity profile is shown using streamlines, arrows, and slice plots.

Mixer Simulations, Modeling Nonideal Reactors and Mixers

Archived Webinar
Apr 4, 2018
Continuous stirred tank reactors, batch reactors, and mixers are frequently used in the consumer product, food, pharmaceutical, and fine chemical industries. Processes using these devices usually...

Conceptualization of Solids Processing Flow Sheets

Archived Webinar
Mar 14, 2018
Struggling with the process of constructing a solids processing-intensive flow sheet? Take this webinar. In 60 minutes, look at how each step in the construction of a flow sheet is made more...

Applied Statistics - Exploratory Data Analysis

Archived Webinar
Jan 10, 2018
Using statistics without understanding the data? Learn why and how to do exploratory data analysis first. In 60 minutes, you’ll learn how to understand the one-dimensional data by doing exploratory...

Modeling Packed Bed Reactors

Archived Webinar
Oct 19, 2017
Do you work with investigations of packed bed reactors? Are you still modeling using the traditional approach of semi-analytical approximations? Learn why and how to model in the COMSOL software. In...

An Introduction to Process Instrumentation and Control

Archived Webinar
Oct 4, 2017
Don’t let lack of education or experience in process instrumentation/control hold you back. Take this quick introductory webinar. In 60 minutes, you’ll gain an easy-to-understand...

Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 2

Archived Webinar
May 31, 2017
Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines. This is the second part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to also register for Part...

Fundamentals of Laminar Mixing and Applications

Archived Webinar
May 17, 2017
Do you know how to characterize a mixing system for power and blend time? Determine the best geometry for required mixing conditions or product specifications? Tune into this webinar. Join this...

Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Apr 26, 2017
Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines. This is the first part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to register for Part 2...

Process Control Considerations in Process Design

Archived Webinar
Feb 8, 2017
What does a process design engineer need to know about process control? Here’s a quick introduction to what you need to know to be able to complete a process flowsheet and understand the impact...

How to Start a Young Professionals Local Section

Archived Webinar
Jan 19, 2017
The AIChE Young Professionals Committee shares information on how a recent graduate from college or a young professional AIChE member can start an AIChE local section in their area. This webinar...

Distillation Trays as Mechanical Equipment

Archived Webinar
Dec 14, 2016
Further your understanding of the mechanics of vapor-liquid handling on the tray, how trays are laid out and installed, and how this knowledge helps to avoid common problems.

Modeling of Turbulent and Laminar Reacting Flows

Archived Webinar
May 26, 2016
Are you involved in reaction flow modeling? Do you wonder if simulation may be helpful in your work? Get the answer here. In 60 minutes, this COMSOL-sponsored webinar delves into the simulation of...

Fundamentals of Agglomeration

Archived Webinar
May 18, 2016
Refresh your knowledge of the basic principles of agglomeration and why and how to incorporate them into your production. This 60-minute webinar begins with a look at how agglomeration is used to...

Fugacity Demystified

Archived Webinar
Mar 2, 2016
Trying to understand fugacity, but feeling uncertain? Clear up your confusion in just one hour. This webinar provides a concise review of fugacity that boils this important concept down to its...

Real-Time Data and Process Simulator Integration

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2016
Start solving operational problems differently using tools you already have in your facility. In this Radix Engineering and Software sponsored webinar, you’ll explore the why and how of integrating...

Molecular Simulations of Surfactants, Lipids, and Polymers

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2016
Explore the growing power of molecular simulations to address a variety of problems. In 60 minutes, you’ll delve into the basics of molecular simulations and see examples of their applications to...

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into improved performance in specific applications...

Pressure Relief System Design of Reactive Systems

Archived Webinar
Oct 14, 2015
This webinar covers the basics of pressure relief system sizing for reactive systems; review of the operating procedure, adiabatic calorimeter test design, how to apply data generated to design the...

Phase Equilibria Concepts

Archived Webinar
Oct 7, 2015
Phase equilibria usually determines what type of separation process will be economical. Modeling of phase equilibria relies upon mathematical representation of chemical potential or fugacity; such...
User interface for an app for modeling turbulent reacting flow in a water treatment reactor. The basin is designed to avoid short circuiting streams and for enhancing mixing within each compartment in the basin.

Modeling of Laminar and Turbulent Reacting Flows

Archived Webinar
Sep 29, 2015
This presentation focuses on the simulation of reacting flows. Reacting flow and fluid dynamics may heavily influence the residence time distribution of chemical species and the reaction distribution...

European Efforts in Process Intensification

Archived Webinar
Aug 19, 2015
European Union (EU) efforts to develop Process Intensification (PI) for the chemical industry have been more focused and organized than US efforts. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some...

Introduction to Particle Characterization

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2015
Particle characterization is essential for anybody who must handle or process particulate materials. This webinar reviews the variety of methods for characterizing key particle parameters such as...

Energy and Entropy, Concepts and Balances

Archived Webinar
May 20, 2015
Energy and entropy balances are central to process thermodynamics calculations. This presentation reviews the principles for each balance. Examples are provided for valves, compressors, turbines,...

Process Spray Applications and Spray Science

Archived Webinar
May 13, 2015
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray nozzle capabilities. Sprays are crucial to the...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly saved the lives with its aramid fibers, Nomex®...

Through a Glass, Darkly - Early Chemical Technologies

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Brand will introduce the history of chemical industries that have shaped the world since time immemorial and the ways they changed lives, often in unforeseen ways. She will also discuss...

Law Careers for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2015
Joshua Stowell discusses the different career opportunities that are available to chemical engineers who pursue careers as attorneys. He reviews specialty law fields for chemical engineers as well as...

The Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed

Archived Webinar
Nov 12, 2014
This webinar outlines the eight basic steps in specifying a hydro-genation catalyst: performance specification, process configuration, catalyst selection, mass balance, heat balance, calculating...

Transport Phenomena: Mass Transfer

Archived Webinar
Nov 5, 2014
This webinar covers the basic concepts of Mass Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples. Concepts include the molecular mass transfer, Fick's Law, diffusion through pores, the...

Optimizing Adsorption Process Design and Operation

Archived Webinar
Oct 29, 2014
This webinar describes new model-based approaches that allow the rapid and accurate design and operational analysis of complex adsorption cycles. Periodic adsorption processes, such as PSA or TSA,...

Process Safety Data Management Best Practices

Archived Webinar
Oct 8, 2014
Presenters share best practices on how to tackle PSM IT projects including the development of functional requirements and “To Be” workflows, along with supporting management systems. This PSM IT...

Introduction to Size Reduction of Bulk Solids

Archived Webinar
Sep 10, 2014
Size reduction or comminution of bulk solids is a very common and important unit operation found across the process industries. Liberation of a key species (ores), improved chemical activity or...

Assessing Sustainability with Metrics and Methods

Archived Webinar
Sep 3, 2014
This presentation is about making an attempt to apply sustainability principles to engineering processes and products. Sustainability has been accepted as an organizing principle in most engineering...

Selected Pressure Relief Systems Heuristics

Archived Webinar
Aug 27, 2014
In this webinar, you learn heuristics for a few common overpressure scenarios including blocked pump outlet, low-pressure vent piping losses, fire relief, and more. Estimating relief loads for...

Transport Phenomena: Heat Transfer

Archived Webinar
Aug 13, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the basic concepts of Heat Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples in the areas of energy conservation, conduction, convection and radiation...

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