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AIChE Credential for Sustainability Professionals

The AIChE Institute for Sustainability (IfS) is launching a program that offers engineers and other qualified professionals a specialized Credential in sustainability. The IfS is well positioned to establish a baseline definition of what Sustainability entails, as well as to establish a Body of Knowledge (BOK) in the field of sustainability.

Institute for Sustainability (IfS)

IfS is an umbrella organization encompassing a broad spectrum of activities related to sustainability. It has three sub-entities: the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF), the Center for Sustainable Technology Practices (CSTP), and the Youth Council on Sustainability Science and Technology (YCOSST). It also provides oversight to the AIChE Sustainability Index (sm).

Environmental Division (ENV)

The ENV division provides relevant programs on current environmental topics and non-confidential information concerning all aspects of environmental activity. The division promotes publication of papers of interest to chemical engineers in environmental activities as well as coordinates the Institute’s activities with other related societies.

Should a Chemical Engineer go to Business School?

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 10, 2014
An MBA can increase your ability to consciously think of business development as you perform your role. It can lead to change of career, change of...

2014 Conference Keynote

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 9, 2014
Strong process research organizations and capabilities constitute very relevant competitive advantages in the chemical industry, enabling constant...

Towards Engineering Advanced Vanadium Flow Battery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013
Flow batteries were specifically invented by electric utilities in the 1960’s to store large amounts of electricity in a safe and practical way. The...

Modeling of CO2 Capture Using Microalgae

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 7, 2013
In order to model the growth of microalgae in a open-pond reactor , a 1000L system has been built and operated under realistic outdoor conditions...

Project Execution Using the Stage Gate Process

Conference Presentation
Southwest Process Technology Conference
October 4, 2013
In recent years more and more projects are being executed effectively using the “Stage Gate” process. This presentation provides an overview of the...

Inorganic Analysis of HTC Biochar

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 31, 2012
The increase in greenhouse gas concentration, primarily due to emissions of CO 2 produced in use of fossil fuel, motivates many efforts to identify...

Engineering Pellets of Biomass Blends

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 30, 2012
Transportation and handling of lignocellulosic biomass are often challenging and expensive due to low bulk density, in the range of 60-80 kg/m 3 for...

NETL CO2 Injection and Storage Cost Model

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a model to estimate the costs of storing captured CO 2 ...

Nuclear Energy: Is there a future after Fukushima?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
The future of the global nuclear energy industry, while certainly not without its challenges, remains vibrant. Even as the industry contends with...

An Overview of the Global Desalination Situation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 29, 2012
According to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one in three people globally endures some form of water scarcity, one-quarter of...

Green Diesel Production - An Overview

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 3, 2012
Currently, there are two renewable diesel fuels available: biodiesel and green diesel. The biodiesel or FAME is the transesterification of vegetable...

Future Fuels and Chemicals: Grand Challenges and Opportunities

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
April 2, 2012
To insure a Sustainable Future, CO 2 emissions must be reduced despite strong future growth in demand. “Easy oil” from conventional production will...

Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 19, 2011
Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Sean Rayman, Ralph E. White Department of Chemical Engineering, University of...

Pyrolytic Pathways to Advanced Biofuels

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 18, 2011
Pyrolysis is the thermal conversion of carbonaceous materials in the absence of molecular oxygen to liquids, solids and gases. In the most general...

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