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.

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...

October 2018 CEP Preview

October 18, 2018

This issue, learn how to give a great presentation, look at top chemE's predictions for the future of the profession, delve into deep learning, and much more.

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...

1987 Celanese Pampa Butane Vapor Cloud Explosion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 28, 2015
On Saturday November 14, 1987, the presenter personally witnessed a catastrophic vapor cloud explosion at the Celanese Chemicals facility in Pampa,...

New Products: October 2018

October
2018
New Products
Materials and Chemicals Acrylates Are Suitable for Food Packaging Applications Designed for use in indirect food contact applications, these four low-migration (LM) acrylate monomers and oligomers comply with Swiss Ordinance, Nestlé Guidance Notes...

Consider Wet Scrubbers for Pollution Control

October
2018
Environmental Management
Gregory D. MacLeod, P.E.
Three main types of wet scrubbers are used in the chemical process industries (CPI) to remove contaminants from gas streams. The differences and suggested applications for each are discussed here.

Implement Advanced Process Control

October
2018
Back To Basics
Keith A. Lehman
An advanced process control (APC) application is only as good as its weakest link. Ensure its stability from the ground up by building a solid foundation.

Improve Regeneration of Adsorbent Beds

October
2018
Reactions and Separations
Tom Lessard, P.E., Sarah Skillern
Evaluating adsorbent bed process design and regeneration procedures can provide opportunities for optimization, ultimately reducing operating costs and emissions.

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.

September 2018 CEP Preview

September 18, 2018

This month, a guide to distillation tower inspections, a close look at epigenetics, challenges for rare earth elements and other specialty metals, and much more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 & Kumla 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 & Kumla Gupta.

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.

New Products: September 2018

September
2018
New Products
Heat Transfer Cooling Tower Packing Reduces Harmful Bacterial Growth SaniPacking fills and drift eliminators for wet cooling towers prevent the growth of bacteria, including Legionella pneumophilia , as well as Pseudomonas aeruginosa , the most...

Patent Update: Prior Commercial Use Can Affect Patentability

September
2018
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Inventors sometimes decide to apply for a patent after the invention has been shown to have commercial value. However, an early commercial use by the patent applicant, rather than a competitor, can be detrimental to a later-filed patent. The case of...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...
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