Chemical Engineering Practice

Introduction and Session Objectives

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
This session will examine how modeling can be used for discovery and innovation, high fidelity prediction and as a substitute for physical experiment...

Introduction and Objectives of the Session

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2010
This session will examine plant, company and industry roles in energy, sustainability, environment, EH&S and economic performance across several...

Solar Based Sustainable Energy Solutions

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2010
The recent swings in oil prices again remind us that the world's supply of fossil fuels is finite. Roughly 85% of current energy use is being met by...

Fuel Performance Parameters for Marine Engines

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The regulations for sulfur reduction in marine fuels are impacting the whole spectrum beginning from the production of the fuel in the refineries to...

Impact of MARPOL Annex VI Regulations for Marine Fuels Supply

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 23, 2010
The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) has adopted new emissions standards, MARPOL Annex VI, for large ships and their fuels in order to...

Deployment of ZeaChem's Sustainable Biorefinery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Increased emphasis is being placed on renewable, sustainable, domestic forms of energy, including transportation fuels, at national, state and local...

Oxygen/Combustible Safeguards in Low Nox Fired Heaters

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Refineries have been installing low NOx equipment on their fired heaters in response to tighter environmental regulation. Low NOx burners minimize...

Environmental Law and Regulation 101

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
This presentation will provide a summary of each of the primary environmental regulatory programs, including air, water, waste and emergency planning...

Shortcut Methodology in Pilot Plants

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2009
This session is devoted to short cut methods in pilot plants, including enhanced experimentation, multi-throughput methods, and use of modeling to...

Success and Prospects in Transport

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 16, 2008
The study of transport phenomena is an important area of chemical engineering. In many ways it differentiates chemical engineering from other...

Success and Prospects in Process Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 16, 2008
Process Systems Engineering (PSE) has been at the core of chemical engineering's definition as a discipline since the earliest stages of its...

Adsorption Basics: Part 1

July
2017
Back To Basics
Alan Gabelman, P.E.
Adsorption can be used to treat waste streams or purify valuable components of a feed. This article describes both equilibrium and mass-transfer considerations, and reviews the fundamentals of adsorption system design.

Consider Modular Plant Design

May
2017
Process Development
Sulogna Roy, P.Eng.
Modular plants offer many benefits over a conventional stick-built facility. Read about the pros and cons of the modular approach to help you decide if it makes sense for your project.

Catalyzing Commercialization: A Graphene-Based Sensor Monitors Water Quality in Real Time

July
2017
Catalyzing Commercialization
The devastating water crisis in Flint, MI, brought into focus the widespread issues plaguing U.S. water supply systems. As the water infrastructure continues to age, distribution pipes are deteriorating, potentially leaching toxic heavy metals and other contaminants into drinking water. Upgrading U.S. water systems will take years and trillions of dollars. In the meantime, to safeguard public health, it is crucial to monitor heavy metals and other contaminants throughout the water supply — particularly at the point of use.

New Products: July 2017

July
2017
New Products
Heat Transfer Portable Chiller Line Has Expanded Cooling Capacities The Iceman SC Series portable chiller line has been expanded to include the air-cooled ASL and water-cooled WSL portable chillers. The new units have an available fluid temperature...

May 2017 CEP Preview

May 8, 2017
Understand the pros & cons of modular design, learn to optimize compressed air systems, reduce produce contamination, and more.

July 2017 CEP Preview

July 10, 2017
This month features a special section on solar energy, with a look at concentrating solar thermal (CST), solar thermochemical energy storage (CSP), and more.

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 1. In this webinar series, you’ll examine how to achieve several mixing and reaction processes in...

European Efforts in Process Intensification

Archived Webinar
Aug 19, 2015
European Union (EU) efforts to develop Process Intensification (PI) for the chemical industry have been more focused and organized than US efforts. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is currently applying Process Intensification and Smart Manufacturing (SM) to several initiatives within...

Molecular Simulations Of Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 5, 2013
Molecular Simulations of Ionic Liquids. The complexity of interactions and diversity of combinations between cations and anions of have resulted in...

Patent Update: Challenging Your Own Patent — Know the Limitations

June
2017
Patent Update
M. Henry Heines
Employees typically sign over their inventions to their employers, but this does not prevent employees from later moving on to work for a new employer or starting their own companies. When the business of the new employer or company conflicts with...

Improve Your Spreadsheet Productivity with VBA

June
2017
Computational Methods
David E. Clough
Excel includes a programming language that can improve your productivity, as well as the reliability of your spreadsheets. Simple programs in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can have a big impact on your work for little effort.

AIChE Journal Highlight: A Bright Future for RO Water Desalination

June
2017
Journal Highlight
Water scarcity and groundwater contamination have sparked major efforts to preserve and diversify regional water portfolios through water desalination and water reuse. While various approaches exist, reverse osmosis (RO) membrane desalination has...

2017 AIChE Salary Survey: Overview

June
2017
Salary Survey
Are you working in the right industry to make the most out of your chemical engineering degree? Ever wonder if other chemical engineers with the same experience level get paid more than you? Check out the results of AIChE’s biennial salary survey to find out which industry pays the most, how your salary stacks up to those of your peers, and the difference in salary between genders. Other factors explored in this year’s survey results include age, job function, supervisory responsibilities, and geographical location. Also, check out the benefits and health insurance packages being offered to chemical engineers.

June 2017 CEP Preview

June 12, 2017
This month, results of the biennial salary survey of chemical engineers, ways to improve spreadsheet productivity, cybersecurity tips, and more.

New Products: June 2017

June
2017
New Products
Fluids and Solids Handling Bulk Bag Filler Is Equipped with a Pallet Dispenser This bulk bag filler automatically places an empty pallet under a bulk bag prior to filling. Between 14 and 16 pallets can be loaded into the pallet dispenser. The filler...

Fundamentals of Laminar Mixing and Applications

Archived Webinar
May 17, 2017
Do you know how to characterize a mixing system for power and blend time? Determine the best geometry for required mixing conditions or product specifications? Tune into this webinar. Join this webinar to update your skills while reviewing the fundamentals of laminar mixing and applications. In 60...

Mixing and Reaction without Stirred Tanks: Part 1

Archived Webinar
Apr 26, 2017
Are you working with mixing and reaction processes in stirred tanks? It may be time to switch to pipelines. This is the first part of a two-part webinar series. Click here to register for Part 2. This two-part webinar series examines how to achieve in pipelines several mixing and reaction processes...

Flare Emissions Regulatory Update

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 30, 2017
ABSTRACT “Flare Emissions Regulatory Update” by Kevin Leary, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Several new regulations have been recently published by...

Overview of Current and Future Environmental Challenges

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 30, 2017
EPA has recently made several changes to air regulatory programs that impact the ethylene industry and is contemplating several more. These actions...

How Big a Future Cracker Should You Consider?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The plant capacity of ethylene plants has evolved over more than last six decades. Every time businesses have struggled with the same question - how...

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...

Modular Software Product Line Approach for Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
This paper examines the advantages of utilizing a Software Product Line type of approach with modular code structures to process automation...

The Role of APC in Industry 4.0

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The process industry is undergoing a significant transformation that will change the way plants are controlled, operated and maintained. This...

Inherently Safer Automation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
The 2 nd edition of CCPS’s Guidelines for Safe Automation of Chemical Processes discusses the application of the inherently safer strategies to...

New Guidelines for Managing Asset (Mechanical) Integrity

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Ensuring the initial and ongoing integrity of process equipment, including instrumentation and safety systems, has become known as asset integrity...

Versatile Cryogenic Nitrogen Rejection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Nitrogen is considered as ballast in natural gas and other fuel gas streams. Thus, most of the pipeline gas specifications limit the nitrogen content...

Liquid Density By Eos

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 29, 2017
Liquid Density by EOS Yoshitsugi Kikkawa, Kikkawa Giken, Yokohama Japan, yoshikikkawa@yahoo.co.jp David Hill Manager of Technical Support,...

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