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Cell Free Systems Conference

December 4-6, 2019
The Cell Free Systems Conference will focus on understanding, harnessing and expanding the capabilities of biological systems without living intact cells. Abstract Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Submit an Abstract Conference Flyer

Polymers and Textiles Conference 2019

November 19-21, 2019
This conference will cover manufacturing and innovations, advancements in materials and fibers, workforce development, advanced textiles applications, business developments for advanced materials and products and aspects of sustainability.

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.

Time-Scale Analysis: A Process Intensification Tool

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
When developing chemical process modules or analyzing a plant flow-sheet diagram one needs a tool to recognize the elements of the process where process intensification is needed and in what...

Optimize your Continuous Process Campaign

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Did you know there are simple tools that can significantly improve your process campaign strategy? Or reduce turnaround costs? Join this 60-minute webinar to learn how to optimize your continuous...

Meet Process Engineer Ogochukwu Enekwizu

May 17, 2019

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

May 2019 CEP Preview

May 15, 2019

This month, a look at chemical engineering in the food industry, along with tips for industrial insulation, dealing with vapor-phase idealities in chemical process simulations, and more.

Introduction to Industrial Insulation

May
2019
Back To Basics
Kim Melton, Jack Bittner
Designing an insulation system is more nuanced than simply selecting a material that has a maximum use temperature above the operating temperature of your system.

Putting Pressure on Food

May
2019
SBE Special Section
V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Nitin Nitin, Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Alifdalino Sulaiman
The food industry has embraced high-pressure processing (HPP) as a food safety technology. HPP may also help satisfy consumer demand for clean-label products that are safe, nutritious, and don’t include synthetic chemicals.

Vapor-Phase Nonideality: When to Worry

May
2019
Computational Methods
John P. O'Connell
Should you account for vapor property nonidealities in chemical process simulations? The answer will depend on the degree of uncertainty allowed in your system.

CEP: News Update

May
2019
News Update
A Transparent Polymer Skull Lets Scientists Peek into Mice Brains Researchers at the Univ. of Minnesota (UM) have developed a transparent, 3D-printed polymer skull that can be implanted in mice to study a wide swath of the cerebral cortex — the...

New Products: May 2019

May
2019
New Products
Materials and Chemicals New Materials Enhance Properties of Plastics The XPB 633 BEADS universally conductive carbon black is intended for use with thermoplastics that must be conductive and have antistatic properties. This carbon is easy to...

Functional Surfaces in Food Processing

May
2019
SBE Special Section
Stephen M. C. Ritchie, Mainara Costa-Teixeira, Ryan M. Summers
Food contacts many inert surfaces that direct flow or induce turbulence during processing. These surfaces could be modified to provide additional capabilities. The feed spacer material of spiral-wound membranes used in dairy applications is one such surface that could be functionalized to mitigate bacterial growth.

Meet Process Engineer Shahzeb Hassan

April 18, 2019

Learn about the work Shahzeb does as a process engineer, and hear what he has to stay about his greatest responsibilities and challenges on the job.

Biotechnology for Aquaculture

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2019
Are you interested in learning about the emerging industry of aquaculture? Join this 60-minute KnipBio webinar, to learn examples of engineering solutions based on biotechnology.

April 2019 CEP Preview

April 12, 2019

In this month's issue, a look at managing severe weather and flood risks (open access article), tips for optimizing industrial fermenters, bioprocessing safety, and much more.

Kathleen S. Shell, Executive VP at Applied Engineering Solutions, shares career experiences with the audience in New Orleans.

Women in Process Safety

April 11, 2019

An impressive lineup of women leaders gathered at GCPS in New Orleans to discuss career paths, challenges, and and more.

Meet Process Engineer Marc Clithero

March 19, 2019

Learn about Marc's work overseas, some of the challenges he currently faces working in Kazakhstan, and how he got into process engineering.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Summer Heat Transfer Conference

July 15-18, 2019
Co-programmed by ASME and AIChE, the 2019 Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC) will bring together international researchers and engineers focusing on heat and mass transfer in a variety of applications. The program of SHTC2019 will include technical paper sessions, plenary lectures, committee...

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...
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