Chemical Engineering Practice

Process Control: Using Simulation-Based Modules to Motivate Basic Concepts

Archived Webinar
Sep 9, 2015
This presentation provides an overview of benefits achieved by teaching dynamics and control during the junior year, enabling better integration of basic dynamic modeling, simulation and control concepts throughout the chemical engineering curriculum. Process dynamics and control courses are often...

The Dow Chemical Story

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 by Herbert Henry Dow. Learn about the history of this chemical giant as it grows and merges into the top company it remains more than 100 years later, and hear some insight as to what has kept it successful and sustainable.

Introduction to Particle Characterization

Archived Webinar
Jun 10, 2015
Particle characterization is essential for anybody who must handle or process particulate materials. This webinar reviews the variety of methods for characterizing key particle parameters such as size, size distribution, shape, surface area and various densities. In addition, the connection between...

Energy and Entropy, Concepts and Balances

Archived Webinar
May 20, 2015
Energy and entropy balances are central to process thermodynamics calculations. This presentation reviews the principles for each balance. Examples are provided for valves, compressors, turbines, heat exchangers and their combinations. Concepts are provided to permit extension to generic processes...

Process Spray Applications and Spray Science

Archived Webinar
May 13, 2015
This presentation is about achieving improved spray performance by better integrating the operational requirements, key fluid properties, and spray nozzle capabilities. Sprays are crucial to the process performance of many chemical, biochemical and petrochemical processes. The technology is often...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly saved the lives with its aramid fibers, Nomex® and Kevlar®. Jim Porter, retired VP of Engineering and Operations and Chief Engineer who employed by...

Through a Glass, Darkly - Early Chemical Technologies

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Brand will introduce the history of chemical industries that have shaped the world since time immemorial and the ways they changed lives, often in unforeseen ways. She will also discuss an engineering approach to historical lessons.

Law Careers for Chemical Engineers

Archived Webinar
Mar 4, 2015
Joshua Stowell discusses the different career opportunities that are available to chemical engineers who pursue careers as attorneys. He reviews specialty law fields for chemical engineers as well as the law school experience and the practice of law through the eyes of a chemical engineer.

Strategies for the Design and Production of Particulate Materials

Archived Webinar
Dec 10, 2014
The number of potential options for the particle production step can be many and selection of a “good” process can be very difficult. This webinar examines what options are available to those who face the challenge of designing both the product particles and the associated production processes...

The Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed

Archived Webinar
Nov 12, 2014
This webinar outlines the eight basic steps in specifying a hydro-genation catalyst: performance specification, process configuration, catalyst selection, mass balance, heat balance, calculating catalyst volume, selecting the reactor diameter, and estimating life. Catalysts are essential in oil...

Transport Phenomena: Mass Transfer

Archived Webinar
Nov 5, 2014
This webinar covers the basic concepts of Mass Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples. Concepts include the molecular mass transfer, Fick's Law, diffusion through pores, the differential equations of mass transfer, steady and unsteady diffusion, convective mass transfer. The...

Sponsored Webinar: 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, are widely used in industry as energy-efficient alternatives to cryogenic or absorptive separation...

Sponsored Webinar: Process Safety Data Management Best Practices

Archived Webinar
Oct 8, 2014
Presenters share best practices on how to tackle PSM IT projects including the development of functional requirements and “To Be” workflows, along with supporting management systems. This PSM IT webinar gives an overview of the new DuPont Sustainable Solutions PSM Data Management Solution

Introduction to Size Reduction of Bulk Solids

Archived Webinar
Sep 10, 2014
Size reduction or comminution of bulk solids is a very common and important unit operation found across the process industries. Liberation of a key species (ores), improved chemical activity or bioavailability (catalysts, pharmaceuticals, and energy storage materials), better product handling...

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 disciplines. Industry and academia have also embraced the idea. Yet it is generally felt that not...

Sponsored Webinar: Selected Pressure Relief Systems Heuristics

Archived Webinar
Aug 27, 2014
In this webinar, you learn heuristics for a few common overpressure scenarios including blocked pump outlet, low-pressure vent piping losses, fire relief, and more. Estimating relief loads for pressure relieving systems is usually straight-forward with clear guidelines provided in company standards...

Transport Phenomena: Heat Transfer

Archived Webinar
Aug 13, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the basic concepts of Heat Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples in the areas of energy conservation, conduction, convection and radiation. After an overview of the basic concepts including the mechanisms of heat transfer and the equations...

Pressure Swing Adsorption: A Ubiquitous Gas Separation Technology

Archived Webinar
Aug 6, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the ubiquitous pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology. Adsorption is classified as a unit operation in chemical engineering that exploits the ability of a solid surface to concentrate species selectively from a fluid phase onto its surface. Adsorption...

Introduction to Knovel

Archived Webinar
Jun 12, 2014
For AIChE Members Only Knovel provides answers for chemical engineers and scientists across all disciplines and is used to find technical information, solve design problems, improve processes, validate assumptions and much more. This webinar provides: an overview of the AIChE Knovel subscription...

Processing Challenges with Tight Oil

Archived Webinar
Jun 4, 2014
This presentation provides insight into processing challenges with tight oil. Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter tight oil crudes don’t come without some processing challenges. Some of the challenges...

An Introduction of Population Balance Modeling for Particulate Processes

Archived Webinar
May 14, 2014
As demands on both product quality and production efficiency for particulate materials have increased, modeling of the processes which produce these materials has taken on increased importance. Toward addressing these problems, chemical engineers are masters of mass, mole, energy, and momentum...

Sponsored Webinar: Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors and Mixers

Archived Webinar
May 7, 2014
This webinar discusses methods for defining and solving detailed models, calibrating simpler models to these detailed models, and simulating a process line using process flowsheet models. It also shows how COMSOL can be used for analyzing and solving such models.

Solid/Liquid Separation: Fundamentals and Applications

Archived Webinar
Jan 15, 2014
This webinar outlines a strategy for process owners and support personnel to guide design and insure tight integration of process properties and objectives with solid-liquid separation technologies.

Mixing for Success in Batch Systems

Archived Webinar
Dec 18, 2013
In this webinar, batch processes that require mixing are discussed and the mixing challenges and opportunities for achieving process success are described. How mixing affects the course of batch processes as well as the final process results are presented highlighting the pertinent physicochemical...

Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Waters

Archived Webinar
Dec 11, 2013
This presentation reviews membrane separation processes that could be used to treat hydraulic fracturing flowback waters. The advantages and limitations of these processes are highlighted. Data from commercial treatment facilities is also presented.

Mixing and Blending of Solids

Archived Webinar
Oct 30, 2013
This webinar provides an introduction to both the fundamentals of mixing processes and how to assess mixture quality and examine the qualities of industrial powder mixing equipment.

An Insider’s View of the New Patent Laws

Archived Webinar
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Stoll explains how patentees can better protect their valuable patents and how challengers can advantage their positions in contesting competitors’ patents. He provides insights about the factors to evaluate when deciding whether to use the new Inter Partes Review procedures and the Post Grant...

Challenges and Opportunities in the Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2013
The pharmaceutical industry is a large, high value added manufacturing sector, with annual worldwide sales of nearly $1 trillion. The traditional manufacturing mode in this sector has been batch operation. However, recent advances in technologies, changes in the regulatory climate and continuously...

New Materials for Membrane Separations

Archived Webinar
Mar 13, 2013
In this webinar, Dr. Richard D. Noble - the co-director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Membrane Applied Science Technology and co-author of Membrane Separations Technology: Priniciples and Applications - discusses new materials for membrane separations.

Safety in the LNG Value Chain

Archived Webinar
Dec 12, 2012
In this webinar, presenters describe and examine potential LNG (liquefied natural gas) hazards and risk-reduction methods for the LNG value chain ― production and consumption.

Advances in Mathematical Programming Models for Enterprise-wide Optimization

Archived Webinar
Apr 26, 2012
Enterprise-wide optimization (EWO) has become a major goal in the process industries due to the increasing pressures for remaining competitive in the global marketplace. EWO involves optimizing the operations of supply, manufacturing and distribution activities of a company to reduce costs,...

Understanding Why Bulk Solids Behave Differently Than Liquids

Archived Webinar
Apr 25, 2012
Providing insights into why bulk solids behave differently than liquids, this webinar introduces concepts regarding powder flow testing, bin/silo design, feeder integration, and mechanisms of powder segregation.

Pressure Relief Valve Sizing Equations Basis

Archived Webinar
Mar 14, 2012
Engineers responsible for the sizing of pressure relief valves, will get a more in-depth understanding of the mathematical basis for the sizing equations.

Explosion Protection with In-Line Flame Arresters

Archived Webinar
Feb 29, 2012
This seminar educates participants on explosion protection concepts regarding in-line flame arresters. It begins by demonstrating flame arrester function with short video sequences. From there, it discusses limits of use and distinguishes between different types of arresters based on the explosion...

Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow and Relief Sizing

Archived Webinar
Feb 15, 2012
Learn methods for identifying flow regimes and determining friction loss in two-phase distributed and homogeneous gas/liquid pipe flows and sizing relief valves for frozen and flashing homogeneous two-phase flow.

The Science of Classifying Solids: Screening Technology

Archived Webinar
Dec 7, 2011
This webinar addresses the basics of screening, examining the fundamentals of screening: grade efficiency calculations, various aspects of probability of particle passage, and screening rate calculations.

Mechanical Reliability

Archived Webinar
Oct 27, 2011
Dave is a reliability and maintenance leader with over 30 years of chemical and process industry experience. His keynote address is on Mechanical Reliability.

Wireless Measurement & Control

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2011
Wireless measurements reduce wiring installation and maintenance costs and eliminate electrical noise and ground loops. The portability of wireless transmitters offers opportunities to troubleshoot locations in the process with abnormal operations and to demonstrate process control improvements and...

Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration

Archived Webinar
Aug 23, 2011
Micro- and nanoscale technologies are emerging as powerful tools for controlling the interaction between cells and their surroundings for biological studies, tissue engineering, and cell-based screening. In addition, hydrogel biomaterials have been increasingly used in various tissue engineering...

Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanostructured Materials

Archived Webinar
Jul 28, 2011
The discovery of fullerenes in 1985 sparked the interest of researchers in novel crystalline forms of carbon. Nobel laureate Richard Smalley, co-discoverer of fullerenes, was a strong advocate of carbon nanotube research and his endorsement strengthened the field. The results of such an extensive...

The Extended History of PRICAT(TM) 468 for C4 Acetylene Hydrogenation

Archived Webinar
May 5, 2011
Step three of the 'Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed' is selecting the catalyst. The process of developing and selecting catalysts is often shrouded in mystery. Examining the history of a product development can demystify the process. This is a story about the development of a selective...

Introduction to Pinch Analysis

Archived Webinar
Apr 27, 2011
This webinar introduces the basic principles and tools of pinch analysis and shows how they can be applied in real-world applications.

Introduction to Fluidized Bed Technology

Archived Webinar
Apr 13, 2011
This webinar explores the fundamentals of fluidization: how materials fluidize; differences in fluidization characteristics based on size and density; minimum fluidization; bubble formation, size and coalescence; and fluid bed flow regimes.

Applying Lean Principles to Manufacturing and Design in Process Industries

Archived Webinar
Mar 2, 2011
Are you curious about how Lean Principles can be used in your work? This practical webinar begins with an introduction to the concept of Lean and its major principles. Next, examples of how these Lean Principles can help you reduce waste and ultimately increase profits at your plant and firm are...

Controlling Electrostatic Hazards Associated with Liquid and Powder Processing

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2011
Please note: The video of this webinar is flawed, but the audio is intact. A PDF of the slides is at the link below so you may listen to the speaker and follow along. Because of these problems, this recorded webinar is free to all. Electrostatic charge is normally generated whenever two materials (...

Making Your Work Easier and Your Results Data-Driven with Statistics

Archived Webinar
Feb 9, 2011
Janet Hammill has used statistical analysis for over 25 years during her research and business career. She will share how statistics helped her teams design an adhesively bonded all-aluminum Audi space frame car, improve fatigue resistance for the wings of an Embraer aircraft, improve abrasion...

Deflagration Venting for Combustible Dusts - What You Need to Know

Archived Webinar
Jan 26, 2011
Deflagration venting is one of six possible explosion protection options for combustible dust handling equipment in NFPA 654. To use this option, you must reference back to NFPA 68 where the requirements for sizing vents are located. Understanding and following these requirements can be quite...

Process Troubleshooting

Archived Webinar
Oct 6, 2010
Professor Woods acts as a coach, guiding you through a process that matches your unique style. His goal is to help you recognize and polish your current approach to solving trouble shooting problems.

Modular Biocatalysis

Archived Webinar
Jun 29, 2010
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably interchanged for functional flexibility and variety. Over the past two decades, much of the research in our laboratory has focused on understanding the...

Inherently Safer - The Designs of the Future?

Archived Webinar
Jun 23, 2010
An inherently safer design is one that avoids hazards instead of controlling them, particularly by removing or reducing the amount of hazardous material or the number of hazardous operations.

Identifying Mixing Problems

Archived Webinar
Jun 9, 2010
The webinar also covers the simplest, to the most complex, blending problems. In the simplest blending problems, there is one process objective, and one critical process specification.

Storage and Flow of Bulk Solids

Archived Webinar
May 12, 2010
This webinar addresses the fundamentals of the flow and storage of bulk solids, and clearly demonstrates the considerable science behind the design and use of storage vessels for solids.

Liquid Product of Liquid Phase Pyrolysis

Archived Webinar
Feb 10, 2010
Ligno-cellulosic feed is expected to contribute significantly to production of liquefied combustibles in the future, because of the quantity and the variety of feed material.


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