Materials

Chemical Reactivity Management

Archived Webinar
May 10, 2017
Could there be potential reactive hazards in your facility you’re not aware of? Don’t let undesired reactions lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents. In this ioKinetic...

Purifying Water in Developing Countries

Archived Webinar
Sep 21, 2016
Engineers know how to produce safe drinking water, but transferring it to those in need is another story. In this webinar, Dr. Velegol discusses her experience developing a technology using the seeds...

Molecular Simulations of Surfactants, Lipids, and Polymers

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2016
Explore the growing power of molecular simulations to address a variety of problems. In 60 minutes, you’ll delve into the basics of molecular simulations and see examples of their applications to...

Technical Entity Trends: Trending Styles: Advanced Materials in the Garment Industry

February
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Lucy Alexander
As chemical engineers, we are involved in many different industries and our work is critical to research and development (R&D) initiatives. From the development of pigments and dyes, to the scaleup that enables product affordability, the textiles and fabrics industry is no exception. The materials used in sports, outdoor, defense, and medical applications have rapidly progressed since the initial development of synthetic fibers. Ongoing research across academia and industry is backed by large-scale collaborations, such as Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a member of the Manufacturing USA initiative. Here’s a look at some of the innovative clothing technology that manufacturers, designers, and bloggers forecast will shape our future.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CEP: News Update

June
2018
News Update
Dragonflies Inspire a New Way To Create and Dry Aerogels When a dragonfly emerges from its underwater larval stage and stretches out its wings for the first time, those wings are as soft as jelly. But after a mere hour or so, they are solid and...

Recent Advances in Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering

May
2018
SBE Special Section
Samad Ahadian, Houman Savoji, Ali Khademhosseini
Hydrogels could play an important role in the fabrication of functional tissues for regenerative medicine. This article describes the developments in polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, molecular biology, and microscale technologies that are spurring advances in hydrogel fabrication.

Characterizing Adsorbents for Gas Separations

March
2018
Reactions and Separations
Darren Broom
Pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) and temperature-swing adsorption (TSA) separate a specific gas species from a mixture of gases. This article explains how to evaluate the performance of an adsorbent for a given separation.

CEP: News Update

March
2018
News Update
Vaccine Boosts Immune System Response to Cancer Cancer can be difficult to treat because its highly proliferative cells spread throughout the body, effectively evading the immune system’s surveillance. One opportunity that scientists are pursuing...

CEP: News Update

January
2018
News Update
New Technique 3D Prints Living Materials Although most 3D printers produce objects from inorganic matter, an international team of scientists has developed a way for their prints to take on a life of their own. Engineers Put Two-Dimensional...

Chemical Incompatibility Matrices

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 29, 2015
Chemical Incompatibility Matrices Michelle R. Murphy and Surendra K. Singh ioKinetic, LLC 95 Stiles Road, Salem, New Hampshire 03079, USA murphy@...

C2 Splitter Retray and Control Improvement

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 1, 2014
As part of an ethylene production expansion project, C2 splitter trays were restructured in the plant’s turnaround in 2012. This change made a...

Assessing Thermal Stability - the Challenge of Powders

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
Assessing the thermal stability of process materials and mixtures is an essential step in understanding the process safety profile of a process. Many...

Detail Analysis of Caustic Tower Fouling Mechanism

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
To ensure the successful chemical treatment of a caustic system, fouling mechanisms must be identified and their respective contributions to the...
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