Computing and Systems Engineering

August 2019 CEP Preview

August 15, 2019

This month the future of hydrogen, a look at advances in distillation, uses for dynamic simulations, and much more.

Finding Unknown Anomalies before They Risk Process Safety

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2019
Four out of every five oil historical refinery accidents resulted from unexpected, unknown process and mechanical anomalies rather than known,...

Leverage Dynamic Process Simulation

Computational Methods
John E. Edwards, Daniel Hill, David Hill
Dynamic simulations are able to replicate actual plant behavior, making them valuable for plant design, operation, optimization, and training.

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.

Vapor-Phase Nonideality: When to Worry

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.

Introduction to Deep Learning: Part 2

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.

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.
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...

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...

Modeling of Turbulent and Laminar Reacting Flows

Archived Webinar
May 26, 2016
Are you involved in reaction flow modeling? Do you wonder if simulation may be helpful in your work? Get the answer here. In 60 minutes, this COMSOL-sponsored webinar delves into the simulation of...

Real-Time Data and Process Simulator Integration

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2016
Start solving operational problems differently using tools you already have in your facility. In this Radix Engineering and Software sponsored webinar, you’ll explore the why and how of integrating...
User interface for an app for modeling turbulent reacting flow in a water treatment reactor. The basin is designed to avoid short circuiting streams and for enhancing mixing within each compartment in the basin.

Modeling of Laminar and Turbulent Reacting Flows

Archived Webinar
Sep 29, 2015
This presentation focuses on the simulation of reacting flows. Reacting flow and fluid dynamics may heavily influence the residence time distribution of chemical species and the reaction distribution...

Optimizing Adsorption Process Design and Operation

Archived Webinar
Oct 29, 2014
This webinar describes new model-based approaches that allow the rapid and accurate design and operational analysis of complex adsorption cycles. Periodic adsorption processes, such as PSA or TSA,...

Assessing Sustainability with Metrics and Methods

Archived Webinar
Sep 3, 2014
This presentation is about making an attempt to apply sustainability principles to engineering processes and products. Sustainability has been accepted as an organizing principle in most engineering...

February 2019 CEP Preview

February 12, 2019

Learn to incorporate the bowtie model in HAZOP analysis, brush up on reverse osmosis, understand fire risks of CIBCs, and more.

Optimize Plant Water Use from Your Desk

Computational Methods
Dominic C. Y. Foo, P.E.
Water pinch analysis and mathematical programming can be carried out using only a spreadsheet to determine the optimal water system for your plant. Examples, including a shale gas to ethylene process, illustrate the concepts.

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.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Using Machine Learning for Catalyst Design

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.”

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.

Introduction to Deep Learning: Part 1

On The Horizon
Amit Gupta
Although deep learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has become prominent only recently, it is based on concepts that are familiar to chemical engineers. This article describes artificial neural networks — the algorithms that enable deep learning.

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.

Combine Dimensional Analysis with Educated Guessing

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.

Dynamic Analysis of Feed Gas Control in LNG Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
In an inlet facility of a natural gas plant, the feed gas or mixture of gas and condensate are received by means of high pressure pipelines. The...

Advances in Asset Health Monitoring and Predictive Analytics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Big data is a hot topic in many commercial and industrial applications, and it also applies to the operation of refineries and petrochemical plants...

Amp Up Your Engineering Toolkit with Modeling Skills!

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
Modeling and simulation are essential tools in every facet of the process industry with applications continually increasing. The ready availability...

Automation Solutions for Processing Light Tight (Shale) Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter crude oils don’t...

Equations for Flammability Parameters, Pmax and KG

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2014
The maximum pressure of gas combustion, P max , and the deflagration index, K G ,are very important flammability parameters that are used for risk...


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