Chemical Engineering Practice

Advanced X-Ray Jump Starts Drug Design

January 24, 2012
The anti-cancer drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib) recently received FDA approval, but it was front page news when the drug, designed to disrupt malignant melanoma, was so successful...

Saudi YPC Heat Exchanger Network Workshop

March 24, 2016
The Saudi YPC held a technical workshop on heat exchanger network (HEN) design and retrofit studies based on pinch analysis on March 7, 2016. Over 100 Young Professionals (YPs)...

The End of Dry Erase Boards is Near

August 25, 2010
Gizmodo, a tech product website, previewed a product which revolutionizes research brainstorming sessions. In the past, concepts and ideas all ended up on a dry erase board-- new...

Mastering 3D Plots in Excel

August 2, 2013
Whether you're looking for a tutorial to help you on a project at work, or are a student looking to use the summer months to improve valuable Excel skills, check out this video on...

Using Bacteria to Harvest the Ocean's Minerals

June 22, 2012
The world needs clean water, and increasingly, we're pulling it from the oceans, desalinating it, and drinking it. But what to do with the salty brine left behind? One researcher...

Video Tutorial: Reactor Symbols

July 15, 2014
If you can't tell the symbol for a packed bed reactor from a plug flow reactor, brush up on reactor symbols here.

The SBE Web-Lab Initiative

October 25, 2010
Imagine the traditional laboratory setting in an undergraduate engineering class. Now imagine the ability to remotely operate and manipulate lab equipment housed miles away in a...

Free Catalyst App Ready to Download

January 27, 2012
Physicist Jens Hummelsh?j, pictured with his iPhone, working with fellow researchers at the SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis , at Stanford, and has developed an...

February 2015 CEP Preview

February 18, 2015
Ethics Examining Your Engineering Responsibility Engineering ethics frequently has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with communication, thought and decision-...

Video Tutorial: PFD Pump and Compressor Symbols

March 29, 2016
If you've ever confused a compressor for a turbine or expander while creating or reading a process flow diagram, then this post is for you. This short video tutorial from the...

C2 Front-End Hydrogenation Improvements

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
The presentation will address the parameters influencing selectivity and the impact over time. A side-by-side comparison of 5+ year operating data of...

A New Era in on-Purpose Butadiene (OPBD) Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Butadiene is produced almost entirely as a byproduct of ethylene plants. As ethylene plants switch from naphtha feedstock to cheaper ethane, the...

Acetylene Hydrogenation Tutorial

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 13, 2016
Acetylene Hydrogenation Tutorial Author: Edgar Mohundro – Acetylene hydrogenation is a very important step in most olefins plant operations along the...

Dividing Wall Column - Design for a Retrofit

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
A market opportunity arose for a higher value market for an existing product line if key impurities could be reduced an order of magnitude below...

Hydrates in Ethylene Plant Cold Section

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Ethylene plants are at risk of hydrate formation due to the very nature of the process: wet hot section followed by high-pressure, cryogenic...

Risk Based Process Safety Program in R & D Facility

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Research & Development facility comprises of pilot plants & laboratories which are designed & constructed to perform new experiments/...

Next Generation Phenol Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
The Next Generation Phenol technology offers phenol producers with growth prospects and/or producers pursuing vertical integration of their refining...

Safer and Smarter Sulfiding of Hydrotreating Catalysts

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
Catalyst sulfiding (aka "presulfiding") is a critical step to ensure that hydrotreating catalysts perform as designed after startup. In order to...

Preflash Options for Light Tight Oil Processing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 12, 2016
As light tight oil continues to increase in availability, refiners are challenged with how best to process this unique type of crude oil. With a much...

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...

Boiler Emissions Reduction through Humid Combustion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
This presentation will compare conventional emissions abatement techniques with alternative options utilizing direct contact heat exchangers, which...

A Career in Process Safety: 50 Years of LPS

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
Drawing from a career from 1962 through 2016 in the chemical and process industries, this paper will describe some informal practices of process...

Making Process Safety Personal - Engaging the Front Line

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
The front line is instrumental in implementing process safety, Yet they are rarely engaged in meaningful process safety discussions. We tend to...

Overview of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act in Japan

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 11, 2016
If handled incorrectly, the high pressure gas widely used in industry can cause damage not only to the plant in which it is being handled, but also...

Emissions Testing of Pressure Assisted Flare Burners

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 30, 2015
The flare system for a new US Gulf Coast propylene production unit will be a multipoint ground flare utilizing pressure assisted burners. The...

Advanced Control of Wild Loads to or from Multiple Units

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
Advanced Control of Wild Loads to or from Multiple Units Darwin Logerot , ProSys, Inc., Houston, TX In many situations in refineries and chemical...

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