Chemical Engineering Practice

2018 AIChE Annual Meeting

October 28 - November 2, 2018
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.

2018 KIChE Spring Meeting

April 25-27, 2018
The 2018 KIChE Spring General Meeting will be held under the theme of “Chemical Engineering for Clean Energy and Environment”. The main purpose of the meeting is to provide opportunities for chemical engineers to present the most updated research results, discuss new developments, and exchange...
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 require carefully controlled environments, where conditions such as temperature and composition are...

Editorial: Our Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call

April
2018
Editorial
Cynthia Mascone
A Google search for “cybersecurity wake-up call” turns up more than 2 million hits; adding “industrial controls systems” narrows the search to a bit under 300,000 hits. So I hesitated when I wrote that headline, because I don’t want to come across...

Profile: Keeping Pace with the Changing Landscape of Automation

April
2018
Profile
Reflecting on a career in the oil industry that has spanned more than four decades, Steve Elwart, the Director of Systems Engineering at Ergon Refining, finds that many of the positive changes in industry have occurred on the human side of...

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,...

Best Practices for Pilot Plant Layout

April
2018
Process Development
Richard Palluzi
Follow these recommendations to ensure your pilot plant has sufficient space to achieve your research and development goals.

Designing Hoppers, Bins, and Silos for Reliable Flow

April
2018
Fluids and Solids Handling
Greg Mehos, Mike Eggleston, Shawn Grenier, Christopher Malanga, Grishma Shrestha, Tristan Trautman
Follow a guided approach to measure solids properties, choose bin shapes, and calculate hopper angles and outlet sizes for effective storage and use.

Process Intensification (Complete 27-Page Special Section)

March
2018
Special Section
Process Intensification: Its time is now; Realize the Potential of Process Intensification; Modularization in Chemical Processing; Employ Static Mixers for Process Intensification; Infographic: Process Intensification – A New Paradigm.

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.

Implement an Effective Corrosion Mitigation Program

April
2018
Plant Operations
Tim Olsen
As opportunity crude usage increases, unexpected corrosion has become a major issue in piping and process units. Corrosion monitoring is a crucial part of maintaining the operational integrity of a refinery.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Rethinking Chemical Reactor Design

April
2018
Journal Highlight
Chemical reactors have traditionally been designed to take advantage of economies of scale, which dictates that material costs typically decrease on a per-volume basis as the reactor is scaled up. In the April AIChE Journal Perspective article, “...

Safely Unload and Convey Combustible Dusts

April
2018
Safety
Abhi Bhargava
Dust explosions are a major hazard of unloading and conveying operations. Protect your facility from explosions with venting panels, flameless venting systems, and chemical suppression systems.

New Products: April 2018

April
2018
New Products
Filtration and Separations Dust Filter Meets Sanitary Standards The Hygienic Round Top Removal (HRT) filter is a pulse-jet filter designed for dust collection in low-capacity pneumatic conveying systems. The unit has a top-hinged dome and uses snap-...

Employ Static Mixers for Process Intensification

March
2018
Special Section
Kevin J. Myers, Eric E. Janz, Neil Cathie, Mark A. Jones
Static mixers can efficiently and effectively accomplish an increasing number of process objectives, expanding the opportunities to apply them for process intensification.
A typical facility for the electrolytic production of aluminum

Electrochemical Engineering

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm-3:00pm
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 electrochemical system and the advantages and challenges of electrochemical processes. Through real...

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 difficult by the interplay between the various process unit operations and product requirements. Explore...

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.

Modularization in Chemical Processing

March
2018
SBE Special Section
Michael Baldea, Thomas F. Edgar, Bill Stanley, Anton A. Kiss
Most high-margin growth opportunities lie in high-grade specialty chemicals. To realize these opportunities, manufacturers are looking to distributed modular production facilities. Process intensification could help to enable these new technologies.

Process Intensification: Its Time is Now

March
2018
Special Section
Thomas Walsh
For more than 40 years, process intensification (PI) efforts in the U.S. have lagged behind those in other parts of the world. Europe has invested heavily in this research area, and both industry and academia have embraced advances in these technologies — particularly in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing areas, which have seen increases in productivity, energy efficiency, and sustainability. American manufacturing is now awakening from its long slumber and progress is on the horizon.

Realize the Potential of Process Intensification

March
2018
Special Section
James Bielenberg, Michelle Bryner
With a history that dates back to the 1970s, process intensification (PI) is not a new concept. Several developments have moved PI forward, but realizing PI’s full potential will require the concerted efforts of industry, academia, and government.

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.

New Products: March 2018

March
2018
New Products
Instrumentation Adjustable Weights Simplify Balance Testing The standard line of adjustable cavity test weights simplifies routine balance testing in production environments. The weight cavity includes a threaded aperture that can be adjusted with a...

Patent Update: Your Invention: Patent Worthy or Merely Inherent?

March
2018
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Many composition-based inventions stem from the discovery of useful but previously unknown properties of the composition. When such a composition is patented, infringers are often tempted to dismiss the patent as merely claiming inherent...

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.

Characterizing Adsorbents for Gas Separations

March
2018
Reactions and Separations
Darren Broom
Pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) and temperature-swing adsorption (TSA) separate a specific gas species from a mixture of gases. This article explains how to evaluate the performance of an adsorbent for a given separation.

March 2018 CEP Preview

March 13, 2018

This issue delves into process intensification, modularization in chemical processing, and takes a look at characterizing adsorbents for gas separations—plus much more.

New Products: February 2018

February
2018
New Products
Heat Transfer Condensing Boiler Has a Flexible Design for Easy Field Access The Free Flex condensing boiler has a 95% thermal efficiency and a weld-free construction. The heat exchanger can be easily accessed in the field for cleaning. The boiler is...

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...

Crystallization Process Development

eLearning (online) Course
An in-depth overview of what theories, methods and techniques should be on the radar of every engineer involved in crystallization processes and...

SAChE® 证书课程–氮在过程安全的作用

eLearning (online) Course
这门SAChE安全证书课程重点讲化学工业中的基本物质-氮气。因为是惰性气体,氮气在化工生产、加工、处理和运输等各个方面有着广泛的应用。氮封使可燃物的安全储存和使用成为可能,还有助于防止可燃粉尘爆炸。但是,它也是一个明显的窒息性气体,在其处理和使用中必须应用安全原则。

February 2018 CEP Preview

February 15, 2018
Learn how to optimize pilot plant testing for liquid-liquid extractions, analyze the performance of pump networks, get an update on the chemical industry in Hungary, and much more.

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...

Fluid Mixing Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Are you ready to expand your knowledge of mixing theories and improve your performance and results? This course is for you.

Distillation in Practice

eLearning (online) Course
Learn essential distillation concepts including vapor liquid equilibrium, start-up and troubleshooting, and other best practices with this online...

Distillation in Practice

Face-to-Face Course
Learn essential distillation techniques and developments and how to apply them to solve difficult distillation problems.

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...

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

eLearning (online) Course
Learn design and troubleshooting strategies that result in trouble-free flow. This online course addresses challenges like wear, attrition, rate...

Combine Dimensional Analysis with Educated Guessing

February
2018
Computational Methods
Cedric J. Gommes, Tristan Gilet
Use dimensional analysis and educated guessing to simplify experimentation and simulation, gain physical insight from empirical relationships, and extrapolate data.

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...

Integrated Process Synthesis

Face-to-Face Course
As a chemical engineer, before you can make proposed process alterations you must consider the potential investment return. Yet, typically this...

Cash Flow Principles for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Projects can fail or succeed based on cash flow. Yet many chemical engineers don’t truly understand cash flow or its role in project evaluation. In...

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