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Center for Energy Initiatives (CEI)

The Center for Energy Initiatives is an AIChE Industry Technology Group devoted to the development, design and efficient use of energy by chemical engineers and related professionals.

Shale Gas Resource Page

February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

Energy related Communities

AIChE communities that address energy-related topics include: Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division Environmental Division Fuels & Petrochemicals Division Nuclear Engineering Division Process Development Division Sustainability Engineering Forum Transport and Energy Processes Division Research and New Technology Committee See all Divisions & Forums and Committees

Improved Energy Efficiency in CDUs Through Fouling Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Crude oil distillation accounts for a large fraction of the energy used in oil refining. Crude oil contains a variety of substances which tend to...

Enterprise Inventory Management in Volatile Markets

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Hydrocarbon and other commodity prices are increasingly volatile due to factors which include speculation, reduced inventory and a lack of spare...

Loop Tuning Basics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
There are many methods to tune PID controllers. This presentation provides a tutorial on tuning PID process controllers using Internal Model Control...

Flare Minimization at LNG Receiving Terminal

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
The LNG (liquefied natural gas) receiving terminal is an important sector of the entire LNG value chain. The handling of boil-off gas (BOG) during...

Advances in LNG Expander Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
The first use of cryogenic liquefied gas expanders dates back to the late nineties. The proven advantages of incorporating liquid expanders in the...

Variability, Inventory Uncertainty and Supply Chains

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
This session will develop a fundamental understanding of how cycle time variation in stages of a supply chain propagates into measures of overall...

Does Your SIS System Still Comply with Your LOPA and SRS?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
It is often assumed that a SIS system forever meets all the SIS requirements of the project Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Safety System...

Plasma Reforming of E85 for Hydrogen Rich Gases Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
E85 (85 vol.% ethanol and 15 vol.% gasoline) is a partly renewable fuel, which is commercially available in gas stations. Hydrogen rich gas...

Energy and Resource Efficiency Plenary

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
Amory Lovins leads a discussion of the 10xE concepts for reducing energy use by a factor of 10. Following is the announcement of the award recipients...

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...

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...

Successful Energy Stewardship

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 22, 2010
An energy stewardship program, aimed at driving energy efficiencies from no-cost operational improvements has been implemented with considerable...

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...

Maintaining MPC Benefits for Years: No Myth

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
MPC software companies and their customers can sustain and increase the benefits from MPC solutions by forming effective maintenance strategies. This...

Energy Security and Affordability in the 21st Century

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Company, and founder of the non-profit association, Citizens for Affordable Energy, tackles two of the most...

KPI Controls for Major Refinery Units

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Advanced Process Control (APC) solutions are recognized as a process industry best practice and proven investment opportunity in many industries,...

New Technology Enhances Model Predictive Control

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
The standard way of testing a process causes the configuration and tuning of the PID control system for the process to be embedded in the model...

Carbon Capture and Storage - Can CCS Be a Viable Business?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been characterized as the technology that can jump start mitigation of greenhouse gases until new, less carbon...

Mercury Control with Regenerative Activated Coke Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 21, 2010
Many issues face coal fired utilities with respect to environmental demands, some based on regulations and others based on local pressures. These...

An Integrated Waste Management System for a Sustainable Society

Archived Webinar
Feb 24, 2010
What are the hallmarks of an effective integrated was.te management system? How do we best create one for a sustainable society? This webinar provides an overview of the sustainable attributes of an integrated waste management system and the essential role of thermal treatment with energy recovery...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 11, 2009
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Designing Sustainable Options for Bioenergy Crops

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 9, 2009
Currently, the complexity and scale dependency of land-use decisions and their impacts are not understood, defined, or described with adequate...

Titania Nanotube Supported Gold Photoanodes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
Photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) combine a photovoltaic device for light harvesting and an electrolyzer for water splitting into a single system...

Advanced Biofuels - The Path Forward

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
Oil prices go up and they come down and our ability to forecast them with any real confidence has not been particularly good. A year ago when oil...

Clean Coal Technology and CO2 Capture: A Perspective

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 8, 2009
Absolute and per-capita energy consumption is bound to increase globally, leading to a projected increase in energy requirements of 50% by 2020. The...

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