Chemical Engineering Practice

Processing Challenges with Tight Oil

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2014
This presentation provides insight into processing challenges with tight oil. Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these...

Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors and Mixers

Archived Webinar
May 7, 2014
This webinar discusses methods for defining and solving detailed models, calibrating simpler models to these detailed models, and simulating a process line using process flowsheet models. It also...

Solid/Liquid Separation: Fundamentals and Applications

Archived Webinar
Jan 15, 2014
This webinar outlines a strategy for process owners and support personnel to guide design and insure tight integration of process properties and objectives with solid-liquid separation technologies.

Mixing for Success in Batch Systems

Archived Webinar
Dec 18, 2013
In this webinar, batch processes that require mixing are discussed and the mixing challenges and opportunities for achieving process success are described. How mixing affects the course of batch...

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...

Mixing and Blending of Solids

Archived Webinar
Oct 30, 2013
This webinar provides an introduction to both the fundamentals of mixing processes and how to assess mixture quality and examine the qualities of industrial powder mixing equipment.

An Insider’s View of the New Patent Laws

Archived Webinar
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Stoll explains how patentees can better protect their valuable patents and how challengers can advantage their positions in contesting competitors’ patents. He provides insights about the factors...

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...

Safety in the LNG Value Chain

Archived Webinar
Dec 12, 2012
In this webinar, presenters describe and examine potential LNG (liquefied natural gas) hazards and risk-reduction methods for the LNG value chain ― production and consumption.

Pressure Relief Valve Sizing Equations Basis

Archived Webinar
Mar 14, 2012
Engineers responsible for the sizing of pressure relief valves, will get a more in-depth understanding of the mathematical basis for the sizing equations.

Explosion Protection with In-Line Flame Arresters

Archived Webinar
Feb 29, 2012
This seminar educates participants on explosion protection concepts regarding in-line flame arresters. It begins by demonstrating flame arrester function with short video sequences. From there, it...

Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow and Relief Sizing

Archived Webinar
Feb 15, 2012
Learn methods for identifying flow regimes and determining friction loss in two-phase distributed and homogeneous gas/liquid pipe flows and sizing relief valves for frozen and flashing homogeneous...

The Science of Classifying Solids: Screening Technology

Archived Webinar
Dec 7, 2011
This webinar addresses the basics of screening, examining the fundamentals of screening: grade efficiency calculations, various aspects of probability of particle passage, and screening rate...

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.

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...

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...

Introduction to Pinch Analysis

Archived Webinar
Apr 27, 2011
This webinar introduces the basic principles and tools of pinch analysis and shows how they can be applied in real-world applications.

Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology

Archived Webinar
Apr 13, 2011
This webinar explores the fundamentals of fluidization: how materials fluidize; differences in fluidization characteristics based on size and density; minimum fluidization; bubble formation, size and...

Process Troubleshooting

Archived Webinar
Oct 6, 2010
Professor Woods acts as a coach, guiding you through a process that matches your unique style. His goal is to help you recognize and polish your current approach to solving trouble shooting problems.

Modular Biocatalysis

Archived Webinar
Jun 29, 2010
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably interchanged for functional flexibility and variety...

Inherently Safer - The Designs of the Future?

Archived Webinar
Jun 23, 2010
An inherently safer design is one that avoids hazards instead of controlling them, particularly by removing or reducing the amount of hazardous material or the number of hazardous operations.

Identifying Mixing Problems

Archived Webinar
Jun 9, 2010
The webinar also covers the simplest, to the most complex, blending problems. In the simplest blending problems, there is one process objective, and one critical process specification.

Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids

Archived Webinar
May 12, 2010
This webinar addresses the fundamentals of the flow and storage of bulk solids, and clearly demonstrates the considerable science behind the design and use of storage vessels for solids.

Liquid Product of Liquid Phase Pyrolysis

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2010
Ligno-cellulosic feed is expected to contribute significantly to production of liquefied combustibles in the future, because of the quantity and the variety of feed material.

Introduction to Solids Processing and Particle Technology

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2010
This webinar provides an overview to solids processing technology, and highlights some of the issues faced when dealing with bulk solids, including scale-down/scale-up, and effects of particle size.

Chemical Product Design

Archived Webinar
Sep 9, 2009
This webinar will be of particular benefit to industrial practitioners involved in the design of chemical products and processes, and faculty at universities who teach courses and carry out research...

Ionic Liquids

Archived Webinar
Aug 26, 2009
This webinar will cover the use of Ionic Liquids for both liquid and gas separations, emphasizing how the choice of anion, cation and functional groups can be used to tailor Ionic Liquids for...

Piping and Instrumentation Drawings

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2009
Piping & Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs) are important communication tools for engineers. To be effective in the workplace, you must be able to read and interpret them. To facilitate your...

Process Flow Diagrams

Archived Webinar
Jul 15, 2009
The webinar will benefit those inside and outside the process engineering community who need familiarity with PFDs as communication tools.

NFPA Codes and their Relevance to Chemical Processes

Archived Webinar
Jun 3, 2009
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has several hundred codes and standards in print designed to increase fire protection and life safety across a wide range of occupancy classifications...

The Ubiquitous Hydrocyclone Separator: Theory and Practice

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2009
The hydrocyclone separator, which was invented in 1891 (see E. Bretney, “Water Purifier”, U.S. Patent 453,105) is widely used in process engineering as a classifier, a clarifier, or a thickener. The...

Nanotechnology: What is it? What are the opportunities?

Archived Webinar
Mar 11, 2008
Nanotechnology deals with the creation of materials, devices and systems through the manipulation of nanoscale matter, and takes advantage of novel and interesting properties that may arise. This is...

Control Column Pressure via Hot-Vapor Bypass

Back To Basics
Daryl Hanson, Henry Z. Kister
Hot-vapor bypass employs a flooded condenser located at ground level to control distillation tower pressure. It offers capital cost savings, but can be tricky to implement. This article offers guidance on designing and troubleshooting a hot-vapor bypass system.
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