Chemicals & Materials

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.

January 2019 CEP Preview

January 11, 2019

Determine the best catalyst replacement interval for fixed-bed reactors, boost fan performance and efficiency, meet the Caltech 6, and much more.

New Products: January 2019

January
2019
New Products
Materials and Chemicals Filament Enables Implant Printing This polyether ether ketone (PEEK) filament is based on VESTAKEEP i4 G, a highly viscous implant-grade material. It can be used in fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology and enables...

CEP: News Update

January
2019
News Update
An Embroidered Battery for Wearable Biosensors Engineers at the Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have developed a thread-based battery that can be stitched into fabric and used to power wearable biosensors for health monitoring...

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Face-to-Face Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to...

Technical Entity Trends: The Food Industry Responds to Consumer Demands

November
2018
Technical Entity Trends
Sean Liu
Consumers have grown used to having information at their fingertips, which has bred greater awareness about healthy eating and demand for transparency. The food industry must contend with global population growth that will require increased output,...

CEP: News Update

December
2018
News Update
Army Research Lab Uses Discarded Plastic to 3D Print Supplies Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have developed a way to use discarded plastic waste as starting material for additive manufacturing on army bases. Wristband Can...

Crystallization Operations

Face-to-Face Course
A practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to...

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...

CEP: News Update

September
2018
News Update
Underwater Device Captures Deep Sea Creatures Engineers at Harvard Univ. have developed a 12-sided self-folding device capable of capturing creatures from the darkest depths of the ocean, an innovation that has the potential to revolutionize our...

CEP: News Update

October
2018
News Update
Researchers Make First Electrical Contact with Molecules In the beginning, there were room-sized computers. Over the course of mere decades, they shrank down to bulky desktops and suitcase-sized laptops. Pagers turned into chunky mobile phones by...

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.

21st Century Products: A Challenging Economic Future

September
2018
Critical Issues
Herbert Cooper, Bodo Albrecht
This article discusses how rare earth elements (REEs) and precious and specialty metals — collectively known as critical materials (CMs) — are sourced as well as some issues and engineering challenges that may lie ahead.

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...

CEP: News Update

July
2018
News Update
Nanomaterials Restore Aged Canvases Researchers at Chalmers Univ. of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, have developed a new method to provide structural support to canvas using nanomaterials. The method, called consolidation, treats the degraded...

AIChE Journal Highlight: Using Machine Learning for Catalyst Design

July
2018
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.

Repackaging the Planet

June 14, 2018

Current plastic recycling efforts just aren't enough, but new solutions are evolving in response to public awareness and outrage.

Advances in Utilizing Data to Improve Operations

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 24, 2018
Big data and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are relevant topics of discussion in many commercial and industrial applications, and it also...

Pressure Relief Design for Reactive Systems

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 23, 2018
Abstract: Pressure relief design for reactive systems requires a different way of thinking than standard non-reactive designs. Reactive systems are...

Meeting Nitrogen Demand

June
2018
Back To Basics
Robert Lewis, Timothy Lebrecht
On-site nitrogen generation can be a cost-effective option for a wide range of purity and flow requirements.
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