Chemical Engineering Practice

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 10-15, 2019
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

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

December 2018 CEP Preview

December 12, 2018

This month CEP looks at pharmaceutical manufacturing trends in addition to articles on electric heat tracing systems, process intensification, distillation tower inspections, and much more.

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.

Gayle Gibson: Featured LGBTQ ChemE Professional

May 16, 2018

A Texas A&M graduate and newly retired engineer, Gayle discusses working in various areas at DuPont, including engineering design, plant improvement, and manufacturing as well as her experiences as an LGBTQ professional.

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.

Functional Contradictions: Insights into Process Improvement

December
2018
Process Development
Peter Hanik, P.E.
Process intensifications are a critical part of process development in the chemical process industries (CPI). In addition to traditional approaches, identifying and resolving contradictions can bring about new and valuable process improvements.

New Products: December 2018

December
2018
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Media Extends Filter Lifespan in Medium- to High-Volume Operations The vertical cartridge filter (VCF) removes dust from medium to large volumes of air. An easy-to-use cartridge clamp system simplifies filter media...

Patent Update: The Long-Term Consequences of Not Paying Maintenance Fees

December
2018
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Maintenance fees must be paid to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to keep a patent in force. If the invention covered by the patent is not in use at the time a maintenance fee becomes due or if the patent owner is short of funds, the...

Moving to Mars

November 5, 2018

Headlines boast liquid water, potential for life, and successful unmanned missions, but manned travel to Mars will require an enormous amount of work—and many chemical engineers.

Basic Emergency Relief System Design

Face-to-Face Course
Preparing to use DIERS technology in your emergency relief system design - but not sure where to start? Attend this instructor-led, 3-day course for...

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Face-to-Face Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with...

Crystallization Operations

Face-to-Face Course
A practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to...

November 2018 CEP Preview

This issue, essentials of job hazard analysis, a special section on energy-efficient manufacturing, including a 10-step process for energy analysis, and much more.

Can We Count on Good Turndown in Two-Pass Moving-Valve Trays?

November
2018
Reactions and Separations
Matthew R. Olsson, Henry Z. Kister
At turndown, the efficiency of two-pass moving-valve trays may be lower than expected due to maldistribution of the vapor within the trays. This article explores this maldistribution and describes ways to alleviate it.

New Products: November 2018

November
2018
New Products
Bioprocessing Sensor Performs Real-Time Cell Monitoring CITSens MeMo is an electrochemical, enzyme-based sensor that allows continuous online, in situ measurement of glucose and lactate. It is designed for use in cell culture media as well as in...

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Face-to-Face Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to...

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