Chemical Engineering Practice

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.

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.

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia, two fascinating women using their considerable talents to help radically transform the medical and public health sectors.

Modeling Techniques in Excel

eLearning (online) Course
Develop the deeper knowledge of spreadsheets, especially Excel, which you need to improve your financial and evaluation modeling and analysis. This...

A Shortcut to Determine Optimal Steam Pipe Diameter

August
2018
Heat Transfer
Srbislav Genić, Branislav Jaćimović
Existing models for calculating pipeline diameter are complicated and provide inconsistent and, therefore, unreliable outputs. This model simplifies the calculations to optimize the pipeline diameter and reduce overall plant cost.

Essentials of Steam Turbine Design and Analysis

August
2018
Back To Basics
Jimmy D. Kumana
Effective design, analysis, and integration of steam turbines can help optimize steam supply reliability and overall energy efficiency across your plant.

New Products: August 2018

August
2018
New Products
PUMPS Screw Pumps Reduce Contamination The Varodry oil-free, air-cooled screw pumps are easy to install and operate, and with few components, they require minimal maintenance. They operate with minimal noise and emission-free venting. Because they...

CEP: News Update

August
2018
News Update
New CRISPR Findings Raise Concerns Before Technology’s Clinical Debut A pair of studies that investigated the effect of CRISPR-Cas 9 on a key protein that regulates cell growth and protects against cancer has sent shockwaves through the growing...

Modeling CO2 Removal via Hollow Fiber Modules

Live Webinar
Live Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
Are you involved in CO 2 removal? Are you focused—like many engineers—on the use of solvents? There’s another method of CO 2 removal using highly selective membranes. Take this webinar to learn more...

July 2018 CEP Preview

July 20, 2018

This month: revisiting the O'Connell correlation, commonly overlooked codes and standards for piping, tips for team motivation, and much more.

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...

Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Gilda Barabino, Christine Grant, and Paula Hammond, all of whom are active in AIChE’s Minority Affairs Committee. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

Kelly Barb and John Cirucci: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Kelly Barb and John Cirucci, co-chairs of AIChE's Global Social Initiatives Committee, a working group dedicated to promoting volunteerism and social action within the organization. Listen on the Giving site or subscribe in iTunes. This podcast is supported by a generous donation from Raj & Kamla Gupta.

Greg Yeo: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Greg Yeo who talks about how "grit" has impacted his role as Chief Engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Design Inherently Safer Piping

July
2018
Fluids and Solids Handling
Steve Streblow, P.E.
Several regulations and standards should be considered when you are designing a piping system. This article highlights elements of these codes and standards that are commonly overlooked.

Predict Distillation Tray Efficiency

July
2018
Reactions and Separations
Markus Duss, Ross Taylor
An empirical technique — the O’Connell correlation — is widely used to estimate the efficiency of cross-flow trays. This article proposes a modification and clarifies the relationship between the empirical and theoretical approaches.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Using Machine Learning for Catalyst Design

July
2018
Journal Highlight
Machine learning is beginning to make a large impact in catalysis research, according to Bryan Goldsmith, Jacques Esterhuizen, and Jin-Xun Liu of the Univ. of Michigan, Christopher Bartel of the Univ. of Colorado Boulder, and Christopher Sutton of the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in their July AIChE Journal Perspective article, “Machine Learning for Heterogeneous Catalyst Design and Discovery.”

Catalyzing Commercialization: New System Freezes Food Faster at Lower Cost

July
2018
Catalyzing Commercialization
In the U.S., 70% of consumed food passes through a cold chain, an uninterrupted series of temperature-controlled storage and distribution activities. Globally, maintaining these cold chains consumes one-sixth of all electricity generated and produces 30 billion metric tons of CO2 per year. Traditional vapor-compression heat pumps have low efficiencies, use refrigerants with a high global warming impact, and are unable to provide dynamic cooling capacity. A new technology will dramatically change this picture by first complementing, and eventually replacing, vapor-compression cycles.

New Products: July 2018

July
2018
New Products
Software Detection Algorithm Improves Data Analysis LabSolutions Insight software for liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and gas chromatography analysis uses i-PeakFinder, an advanced peak-detection algorithm with high-precision automated...

The ChE in Context: Educating the Future Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

July
2018
The ChE in Context
Nada Marie Anid
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office, manufacturing contributes almost $2.2 trillion per year to the U.S. gross domestic product and employs 9% of the nation’s workforce. For every dollar spent in manufacturing, $1.81 is added to the U.S. economy. Moreover, the manufacturing sector accounts for 30% of U.S. energy use and about 75% of all U.S. patents.

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.

Featured Engage Discussions: June 2018

June 18, 2018

Discussions on Engage range from technical subjects to career advice. Read on for more details about some of the current top discussions.

June 2018 CEP Preview

June 18, 2018

This month, CEP looks at the neural networks of deep learning and delves into Fourier transform infrared (FITR) spectroscopy, plus much more.

pH and Other Non-Linear Control Applications

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
The control of pH has many very important applications in industry. The non-linearity of pH control can make it extremely challenging using...

Tune Your PID Loops Please!

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
“Who looks after PID tuning at your site?” This is a question I often ask many professionals. The answers vary...

Smart Equipment Integration for Improved Process Yield

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
A process design is presented where integration of key equipment within a hydrogen production unit produces increased process benefit. A utility...

Functional Safety Practices for Operations & Maintenance

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Operation and maintenance teams bear a heavy responsibility to assure that the Safety Instrumented System (SIS) integrity and reliability is...

How to Sell the Value of Digitalization with MPC

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 25, 2018
Often engineers struggle with selling the value of their ideas on solving problems. This can be compounded when the solution involves new digital...

Advances in Utilizing Data to Improve Operations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Big data and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are relevant topics of discussion in many commercial and industrial applications, and it also...

Strategies for LNG Project Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
ABSTRACT In the past decade several LNG projects have been built and commissioned and many new projects are in construction and are scheduled to be...

Project Changes in Gas Monetization: Pitfalls or Success

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Looking at potential Gas Monetization projects can be a daunting task. What can make them more daunting is the prospect of changes in the development...

Mole Sieve Steam Deactivation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
At the Dow Fort Saskatchewan hydrocarbons plant, the cracked gas dryers are critical to remove moisture from the cracked gas stream in order to meet...

Choosing HIPS over PRV - It's More Than Risk Reduction

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
The use of the term “High Integrity Protective System” or HIPS has changed from 2000 when this author won the...
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