February 8, 2017
The Saudi Local Section YPs organized a technical workshop on the topic of “Plant Design: Optimization and Feasibility Studies Utilizing AspenTech Software” on January 18, 2017...
April 6, 2017
The Saudi Arabian Local Section Young Professionals (SAS-YP) team organized a social mixer that brought together its 2017 officers. Officers gathered in a contemporary ambiance at...
April 14, 2017
The Saudi Arabian Local Section Young Professional (SAS-YP) team organized a technical workshop on the topic of “Refinery Planning with Aspen PIMS” on February 13, 2017. This was...
Jan 19, 2017
The AIChE Young Professionals Committee shares information on how a recent graduate from college or a young professional AIChE member can start an...
Nov 10, 2015
Daniel Sujo and Experience Nduagu speak about their experiences immigrating for work, and share advice for those both working abroad or who have...
Jul 8, 2009
The main part of the webinar focuses on Six Sigma protocols and tools that are most useful for the practicing chemical engineer.
Oct 15, 2008
Este sintético seminario conceptual introductorio sobre Seguridad para Procesos Productivos Peligrosos, sin fórmulas ni ecuaciones pero rigurosamente...
The AIChE Foundation is pleased to announce that seven AIChE initiatives have been awarded grants for the 2017 first cycle of funding.
February 1, 2017
AIChE's official response to the recent U.S. Executive Order limiting travel and immigration.
February 14, 2017
This month, CEP looks at compressors for ethylene plants, data science for chemical engineers, risk-based calibration, and much more.
Hassan E. Alfadala, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
With one of the world’s largest natural gas reserves and a vision to become the “Gas Capital of the World,” Qatar is monetizing its wealth of resources through the production of value-added chemicals and energy products.
November 22, 2016
In this interview hear from student travel grant winners from Xiangtan University, China; Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Bogotá, Colombia; and Universiti Teknologi Petronas...
November 28, 2016
In this interview hear from student travel grant winners from Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan; Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia; Nazarbayev...
October 28, 2016
The Young Professional Committee-Saudi Section (YPC-SAS) participated in the 2 nd Ethylene Middle East Technology (EMET) Conference that was held in Bahrain (Oct 17-18, 2016)...
October 16, 2015
One of the world's great remaining mysteries is the actual size of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves. But whatever the answer — what is non-peak, Alex? — the Kingdom is furiously...
October 27, 2015
Last April Apple announced that all of its US facilities, and 87 percent of its worldwide operations, were completely powered by renewable energy, which showed that Apple was...
December 4, 2015
It's amazing how quickly the falling price of solar and wind power has shifted the global energy consensus. Coming into the Paris climate talks on Monday, 177 countries had...
March 12, 2015
The Advisory Board to the AIChE Local Section’s Middle East Process Engineering Conference met in the Bahrain Capital Club on February 26th to discuss the program for the...
July 6, 2015
In this issue, get tips for selecting sensors for your plant's safety instrumented system (SIS), a guide to mixing, some of the latest development in biological engineering, and...
September 29, 2015
More than 150 prominent companies attended the third Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC 2015). The conference took place in Bahrain on 15-17...
October 19, 2015
This month, CEP's main feature looks at a systems approach to environmental management and sustainability. You'll also find in this issue a look at Israel's chemicals industry,...
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 10:45am-11:15am
The Environmental Equivalent of a Fatality: Had the UK's Environmental Risk Assessment Methodology Been Applied to Freedom Industries in West...
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00am-11:30am
Biotechnology in the United States has the ability to genetically modify organisms in order to better serve farmers and consumers. However, these...
Didier Le Vély
France played a central role in the chemistry revolution and now has a leading role in the modern chemicals industry. Manufacturing a wide range of chemicals, from basics and specialties to fine chemicals for pharmaceuticals, the industry is a major contributor to France’s economy.
Jose M. Pinto
Brazil has one of the world's largest chemical industries, but that industry faces major challenges in an increasingly competitive global economy.
Kim Dam-Johansen, Rafiqul Gani, Gurkan Sin
Denmark’s chemicals industry is characterized by a variety of innovative companies, especially in the life sciences. To remain competitive, these companies must continue to invest in innovation, and the country’s universities must fill a growing need for highly educated engineering professionals.
German Dyakonov, Nelly Lyzhina, Nadir Ziyatdinov
Russia’s chemicals industry has experienced ups and downs since its formation. Although the country was hit hard by the Great Recession, it appears to have bounced back and is now investing in modernizing highly outdated equipment and processes.
John Erinne, Oluwafem Taiwo
Nigeria is a nation endowed with abundant natural resources and engineering talent. Current policy and reforms in the downstream and natural gas sectors are expected to boost Nigeria’s economy and restore growth and vibrancy to its chemical process industries.
The Turkish chemicals industry has the potential for significant growth, with increasing demand coming from both domestic and global markets. To capture this potential, the industry will need to increase production capacity and diversify its product portfolio.
Konrad Hungerbühler, Stavros Papadokonstantakis, Marcel Sennhauser
The strong international presence of Switzerland’s chemicals industries — characterized by a major export market and substantial investment in its companies abroad — has helped to make the Swiss chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries among the world’s most successful.
Since Israel’s independence in 1948, its chemicals industry has flourished thanks to the Dead Sea and the minerals it provides. A highly educated and skilled workforce makes this small nation a global power player in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.
Dominic C. Y. Foo
A wealth of natural resources is an advantage for Malaysia’s chemicals industry. Since it became independent in the mid-20th century, the country has evolved from a commodities-based economy into a technology and engineering hub
Thokozani Majozi, Patrick Veldhuizen
Built upon the nation’s abundant coal reserves, South Africa’s chemicals industry spent much of the 20th century isolated from world trade. The abolishment of apartheid opened doors to its full participation in global markets.
Italy’s many small and medium-sized chemical companies are crucibles of innovation, whose exports have helped the country to establish a strong presence in the global chemicals market.
Luis A. Cisternas, Edelmira D. Gálvez
With abundant mineral resources, Chile’s chemicals industries are dominated by mining, with many of its operations among the world’s most productive and important.
Leonard E. Gerlowski, Ahmad M. Al Othman
Abundant and competitively priced petroleum feedstock has spurred massive growth in Saudi Arabia’s chemicals industry over the past five decades. As the Kingdom faces competition from neighboring countries, it will diversify to ensure further growth.
Niki S. C. Wong, Miranda G. S. Yap
With a heavy investment in biomedical research— particularly the $330 million to build Biopolis in 2003— Singapore is seeing the fruits of its labor blossom.
Claudio Delpino, M. Soledad Diaz
Boosted by domestic and international companies, Argentina’s chemicals industry continues to grow as demand for its products increases— even in the face of challenges posed by feedstock availability and the need for increased investment.
Chemical parks are synergistic environments for the companies located there — thanks to integration of infrastructure and shared resources and distribution networks. In Europe, Germany’s central location and unique geography have contributed to the...
Jae Hyun Cho, Il Moon
South Korea's chemical industry is entering a position of leadership in the world market. However, new investments in energy resources, a shift to higher-value-added products, and development of core environmentally friendly technologies are needed...
Keith Carpenter, Wai Kiong Ng
The chemicals industry is a pillar of Singapore’s economic success. The island city-state’s emergence as a chemical industry leader has been boosted by investment in infrastructure and the creation of an industrial island complex.
Tjeerd Jongsma, Andrzej Stankiewicz
Marked by a culture of open innovation, the Dutch system of collaboration creates unique opportunities for advances in process technology.
Yi Cheng, Yong Jin
The need to address ecological problems stemming from China’s burgeoning industrial growth is the impetus behind many recent developments in China’s surging chemical industry.
Enrico N. Martinez
New investments in industry and raw materials, as well as the modernization of infrastructures and industry practices, can help to reverse México's growing trade deficit and restore the health of its chemical industry.
In support of its strategic mission to become a global organization of chemical engineering practitioners, AIChE hosted three joint international symposia at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 28 to Nov. 2. AIChE joined with...
Shien-Chang Chen, Yu-Chen Hu
Since World War II, Taiwan’s chemical industry and economy have escalated dramatically. Self-sufficient in many areas, today Taiwan still faces the challenges imposed by government technical initiatives, international trade policies and regulations...
William R. Schowalter
Although the effects of globalization have revolutionized corporate behavior, they are only beginning to affect the thinking, and much less the policies, of U.S. research universities. It is something that should be embraced, rather than resisted.
As China undergoes an industrial revolution, its once pristine lands are being choked by pollution from coal-fired plants. Spurred by the upcoming 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China is quickly cleaning the air. And, it has long-term plans to invest...
In the wake of the mid-20th century emergence of the oil-based global chemical industry and the rise of Europe as an International market force, Spain's chemical industry has become modern and competitive.
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan had a devastating impact on the people and industry of this economic and cultural giant. This article reflects on the emergence of Japan’s chemical industry in the half-century since World War II that led...