Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Prof. Ajith de Alwis distributed an article among us and asked us to read it. The article was about William Edwards Deming. But every one has forgotten to read it when he asked about it in today lecture. William Edwards Deming was an American statistician who worked on improving production improvements using statical process analysis. He was a college professor, author, lecturer, and consultant who did very big service to uplift production processes in manufacturing premises. He taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales (the last through global markets). Initially this man was not taken into granted by US people but he worked with Japanese and taught them how to use his ideas for total quality management . He targeted sensible improvement with in five years but Japanese people were bright enough to caught his ideas and improved their product quality within four years. ("Japana Hapana", A sinhala saying [Japanese People are clever]).
American people got to know about this person when they search the secret behind the rapid increment on Japanese Product's quality. But when William Edwards Deming was only beginning to win widespread recognition in the U.S. at the time of his death.
This is very good lesson for us. We normally do not care about people who come up with new ideas and innovation. But they might have capacity to build up our country .
For a very good read about deming visit wikipedia
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
"I watch your "brilliant" effort, actually it is very interesting. I think our
department has very talented guys and gals like you. You like people make some
differences and it gives better impact on our department. I think now you have
already initiated some interesting idea and try to promote these kind of
innovative ideas especially among your juniors, because that is the way for
sustain your effort.
I wish you all the best for your bright future"
Graduate of Department of CPE,
. Universityof Moratuwa
"Chemical and Process Engineering blog is owned and maintained by a final year
dynamic and motivated chemical and process engineering student from
, Sri Lanka
Thushara. The blog is lighter in chemical engineering content and is an easy
reading. Sometimes, he chip in some other useful informations outside
engineering. I like reading his blog very much. I think I'm his second subscriber."
A Chemical Engineer in
“Hi, I thoroughly appreciate the effort you have taken to create this blog spot,
I accidentally came across as I was browsing through our departmental web site!”
A graduate chemical engineer, from Department of CPE,
. Universityof Moratuwa
Now working in the
as a process engineer in cement and lime business UK
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Dayan Wickramaratne Graduate of Department of CPE,
. Universityof Moratuwa
Now working in Brandix
Normally we are dead against with plants which are emitting fumes and effluents. But if we do not do a proper environmental impact analysis (EIA), a water bottling plant which uses ground water can be harmful. But we do not see any harm from this kind of cool and calm factories. Actually environmental aspects of industrial activities are similar as ice burg. The effects which are shown and known are very small. The rest will slowly destroy our blue planet for ever.
Monday, October 29, 2007
This videos are produced for semester activity which should not be related to engineering curricular. Our students are doing meditation, photography, sports, ... etc for that subject.
Dineyaka Oba ma
Rocky - trailer
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
you can download it and read the presentation
WtE have triple bottom line benefits to society. It contributes to fulfill energy requirements of nation while solving environment hazardous solid waste problem. It also adds value to waste and generate more income to people who engage with that waste.
This wonderful example of WtE project is from
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Renewable energy resources in most of case claim a pre energy source. Renewable energy sources such as biogas, solar power (photo voltaic), wind power … etc are come as an alternative energy sources for remote area or poor communities. I think with the rapid increases of fossil oil prices and thermal electricity, renewable energy should be introduced as another energy sources but not as pre-energy sources which is supplied until electricity or fossil energy sources reach the community.
To popularized and stabilized the renewable energy sources among communities these technologies must developed in a manner which is smart and easy to install and maintain. Simply with plug and play manner. People will find more comfortable when they deal with a biogas plant which is made out of plastic. The plastic shell will definitely have no leakages and easy to handle. The aesthetical beauty will increase with such a system in household level or in a farm.
Energy engineers who deal with this kind of new areas of intermediate technologies must have awareness of people’s attitudes. We must think of people comfort when we develop technologies. While most people having fun with switching to electricity from national grid we will scarifies to struggle with renewable sources. So we must research on renewable energy with having a sense on plug and play technology.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
This project is a final year comprehensive design project. Thesedays initial step of the design are being carried out.
So do not left this chance behind, join today
The process simulation is a subject offered to us in this semester. Before starting that subject I thought to cover up necessary background studies.
Oxypura masks are priced at Rs. 75 (AGRO), Rs. 85 (INDUSTRIAL) and Rs. 115 (CITY) making them economical to use. Each mask can be used for up to a month, and would cost the user of a CITY mask less than Rs. 4 a day for protection against most toxic elements in the atmosphere.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
When our lecturers teach us crystallization I was wonder how we analyzes the supersaturation and metastable region separately. But with added from this kind of computer aided reactors it is not a complex target.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Seventeen year old Tharanga Sampath is the proud owner of a brand new laptop for being the best blogger at Horizon Lanka Academy in Mahavilachchiya village in north-central Sri Lanka.
The laptop was donated by Dr. Ing. E. Leuthold from Switzerland in coordination with the Lak Saviya Foundation after contacting the Horizon Lanka Foundation in April, Horizon said. Leuthod has already promised to send two more laptops for the next two best students.
What began as an after school club providing children further education in English and computers, Horizon Lanka has branched out, providing an all round education to the village children.Read full story
Read his Blog
Monday, October 1, 2007
What is Chemical Engineering?
It is a part of engineering science which deal with maths, physics, chemistry, biology, and various other applied sciences to solve indusrial and day today life problems.
What are the opportunities for chemical engineers ?
Chemical engineers enjoy careers in a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and energy to biotechnology, product design, and pharmaceuticals. Chemical engineering professionals work on research and development projects to discover cost-effective manufacturing processes for materials used in aerospace, food, health care (medicines and devices), electronics, clothing, the military, and cosmetics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports annual average wages for chemical engineers ranging from $53,813 to $79,591 based on degree and experience.
Opportunities for online education on chemical engineering?
Today's online education programs offer bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering. Online programs offer classes in mathematics, physics, chemical dynamics, heat and mass theory, thermodynamics, kinetics, polymer science, and process control. Advanced online work at the master's degree level offers studies in chemical engineering and thermodynamics processes along with significant research opportunities.
World famous universities that offer online chemical engineering degrees ?
Kansas State University
North Carolina State University
University of South Carolina
Online education is not limited to bachelor level. They have extended to
- Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
- Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering also.