Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal and experimental proof-of-concept data and sample delivery. You can also submitted theoretical papers on this challenge but the gift will be a reduced amount of original package.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Submit your abstract to Euromembrane 2012 conference - for academic and industrial scientists from the field of membrane science
Monday, October 31, 2011
Are you an Phd holder of chemical engineering field with 5-10 years experience (academic or R&D)? You have a chance as enter Honeywell Specialty Materials due to an immediate opening for a Lead R&D Engineer in the Monomer Technology group at its Colonial Heights, VA (Richmond, Virginia Area)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
If this claim is proven, there will be lot of new theories coming and the foundation of modern physics will be hardly questioned in future.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8783011/Speed-of-light-broken-at-CERN-scientists-claim.html
Sunday, September 18, 2011
They add 60 percent value on diesel mixed with water and in combustion of this fuel, hydrogen derived from water molecules is burnt and the oxygen emitted is used to burn hydro carbon. Further its carbon emission is 75 percent lower plain diesel.
They are an export oriented company which is planing to export into many countries including Maldives, Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, Romania and Italy. They also working with Sri lankan government transportation wing CTB to introduce this fuel as transportation fuel of their day today use.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
It is an intermediate state of water between normal water and supercritical water. Supercritical water is at a temperature and pressure above its critical point. (temperature >374°C, pressure >221 atm) Subcritical water lies below ranges of the critical points. So simply it is a stage under supercritical water with controlled temperature and pressure according to the requirement of application.
Sub – critical water can be used as a cheap, non-toxic, non-flammable, clean solvent in organic chemical research and even commercial applications.
Following research is example usage of sub-critical water as solvent in hydroxymethylfurfural research.
Research: Dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in sub-critical water over heterogeneous zirconium phosphate catalysts by Feridoun Salak and Hiroyuki Yoshida of Osaka Prefecture University.
(I am try to make definitions for rare scientific terms and need support for improve the quality of this definitions, please send feedbacks to dilantha[at]chempro[dot]org)
Monday, September 5, 2011
Please send resumes to email@example.com
I found this job in one of my linkedin group and thought to share with my readers. This message is from a recruiting company.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Get your Free copy of 500 papers and presentations on multiphysics simulation (COMSOL Conference CD 2011 )
simulations.Following topics will be featured in the CD
- AC/DC Systems
- Bioengineering and Biosciences
- Earth Science
- Electrochemical Engineering
- Electrostatics and Magnetostatics
- Fluid Dynamics
- Heat Transfer
- Material Science and Nanotechnology
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Aspen Plus is a market-leading process modeling tool for conceptual design, optimization, and performance monitoring for the chemical, polymer, specialty chemical, metals and minerals, and coal power industries. Aspen Plus is vital software for industry professionals and research fellows in above-mentioned fields.
The company Aspentech offers 90 days of evaluation copy on request. You can request for 90 days free trials using following page.
Evaluation copy consist of many features including following majors
- Aspen InfoPlus.21
- Aspen Process Explorer Trending And Analysis
- Aspen Calc Server Real-time Calculation Server
- SQLPlus and Excel Add-In
Today I found quite rare article on using chemical engineering software package Aspen plus. Four scientists of Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, India had published a paper on Chemical Engineering Research and Design journal on Optimization of crude distillation system using aspen plus and it is indepth analysis of Effect of binary feed selection on grass-root design. Their primary objective was to provide and build up guidelines available as general rules of thumb for the grass-root design of crude distillation unit (CDU) using binary crude mixtures.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Honeywell seeking a Polymer Processing Engineer with Plastics Extrusion experience for their Pottsville, PA location.
In order to apply for this job you must follow this link on Linkedin and may be it will show you after you join the group (Chemical Engineers) .
The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering has provided over $114 million in scholarship
Their mission is to insure American resilience in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability by increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
For more information visit their website http://www.nacme.org
Friday, August 26, 2011
It is a two days programme and will start on 20th of September 2011 and till 21st of Sep 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
If you're not a current or former IChemE member, you can become an IChemE Affiliate member in 2011 for just £20.00 .
To register visit www.icheme.org/joinnow and enter the promotional code 'LINK' when prompted.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Learn the most effective ways to use LinkedIn to market yourself, find a job, and build and maintain a lasting professional network
You can downloaded it using this link http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/cdc/files/LinkedInWeb.pdf
Following are recommended links if you wish to use Linkedin as your way of marketing your profession
Career Exploration Tools
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Strategic Issues Track will analyze key challenges faced by the renewable energy industry both in the United States and abroad. Session topics will include domestic and global energy outlook; global markets and competition; business opportunities in developing countries; the potential for a strategic collaboration between natural gas and renewables; the importance of operational excellence, and strategies for the adoption of renewable energy.
- Session A1: Energy Outlook
- Session A2: Global Markets and Competition
- Session A3: Business Opportunities in Developing Countries
- Session A4: Strategic Collaboration - Natural Gas & Renewable Energy
- Session A5: Renewable Energy Ecosystem Collaboration For Achieving Operational Excellence
- Session A6: Strategies for the Adoption of Renewable Energy
- Session B1: Update on Federal Regulations and Programs
- Session B2: State Policies - Cross-Cutting Issues
- Session B3: State Reports
- Session B4: US Department of Energy Technology Programs
- Session B5: Department of Defense Programs
- Session B6: National and Energy Security in the Americas Panel
For more information Contact : Carley Ziober at 713-343-1884 or CarleyZ@tradefairgroup.com. or just visit conference website www.retech2011.com
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Air Products is Fortune 500 company with 18,300 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, who serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors.
You can Apply www.airproducts.com/careers and go to search job openings on the left navigation bar and use Req No. #7158BR for apply
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
More and more engineers and scientists are using multiphysics to accurately
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Following areas will be targeted by the summit and you will able to meet enterprise representatives presenting leading technologies in clean technology area. The event is advised by famous industry specialists including Andries van der Linde [internationally recognised renewable and clean technologies specialist], Raz Cohen [a successful entrepreneur] and Prof Janice Limson [an Associate Professor for the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology at Rhodes University and editor in chief of Science in Africa.]
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
- BS in Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Materials or Mechanical Engineering
- 3 years of plastics extrusion experience
- Industry experience in plastics extrusion processes, preferably film or compounding processes or web handling technology highly preferred
- Knowledge of Polymer chemistry, structure property relationship; knowledge of fundamentals of melt processing and effect of melt process conditions on properties
- Familiar with principals of statistical analysis of data and application to process development and process improvement
Apply on the company website
This event is free of charge and free to all people online .
For more details http://www.icheme.org/DeepwaterHorizon22Jun11
Saturday, June 11, 2011
This job will pay up to 90K and qualification and responsibilities as follows
- Initiate and lead process improvements in facilities
- Provides technical troubleshooting
- Analyze and provide solutions for chemical storage issues
- Recommends process improvements based on customer needs and demands
- Examine and improve energy usage
- Lead and implement process related projects from concept to completion
- Support and assist in Hazards and operability study reviews
- Travel to other warehouses and facilities
- BS in Chemical Engineering
- 3-5 years experience
- Experience in a chemical process facility
- AutoCAD experience
- Excellent verbal and written skills
- Familiarity with PSM desired
Contact information 614-760-5799, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 10, 2011
There are a limited number of places still available at the conference. Don't miss out on your chance to discover the most recent developments in the field from leading practitioners in industry, academia and renowned international research institutes. Keynote speakers include Professor Andrzej Stankiewicz from TU Delft and former ICI Head of Manufacturing Technology, Dr. Roger Benson.
PI technology is applicable in many areas, including upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, the nuclear industry, bioprocessing and food and drink manufacturing. PI can offer impressive improvements in one or more process characteristics, such as unit operation size, output quality, energy usage and plant safety.
The conference registration fee is £632.00 + VAT with reduced rates of £440.00 + VAT available to students and authors.
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From Editor of Chempro:
I got this message via my linked in Group and thought to share with my blog readers.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
What is fault tree analysis? It was initially developed in Bell laboratory for a control system. Now days it is widely used in safety engineering field to qualitatively determine probability of a safety hazard. It is an undesired state of a system is analyzed using boolean logic to combine a series of lower-level events.
Following tutorial which was developed by Clifton A. Ericson is consist with simple explanation with several examples including very simple one.
Following tutorial developed by Marvin Rausand, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway is included with three examples of Redundant fire pumps which will be valuble for chemical safety engineers to learn fault tree analysis
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Recently I was looking for a plastic water bottle, which I planned to use for day today life. I came across with many cheap bottles and tend to buy them due to the low price. But suddenly the facts about bottles with BPA came to my mind and I decided to buy "BPA free bottle" although it is quite expensive than common bottle
What is BPA?
"Bisphenol A, commonly abbreviated as BPA, is an organic compound with two phenol functional groups. It is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, along with other applications. " – source wikipedia
Why we need to avoid BPA in frequently used items?
Bisphenol A works as an ingredient, which mimics human body hormones and causes disputes in its hormones system. Medical institutes have conduct many researches on Bisphenol A and found possible causes of Obesity, Neurological issues, Disruption of the dopaminergic system and many of other effects on human body.
Is BPA banned in countries?
Not in many countries, but in 2010 Canada was the first country to consider it asa toxic substance. Up to now European union and Canada has banned BPA especially in baby bottles .
In conclusion it is better to avoid BPA contain bottles and containers for drinking purposes as it may easily contaminate your drinks with BPA and causes many threats (which are being research at the movement )
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Chemical engineers being one of essential part of energy industry must know this truth. In 2050, 80% of energy will be renewable! The renewable source may consist of many present day proven technologies, options being developing, and other developments within next 39 years.
The biggest barriers of renewable energy sources should be hurdled if we needed to fulfill future energy demand. Price, efficiency, portability, accessibility, reliability, stability and many of technical challenges are in front of every engineer in the industry.
Anyway this kind of forecasting will boost the interest of many young researchers as well as present giant in the renewable energy industry
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
These magazines are basically promote chemical engineering commercial products and share details of sponsored companies innovations. Actually for practicing engineers it is very valuable to expand their knowledge about market place.
Chemical Engineering serves chemical engineering professionals in the chemical process industry including manufacturing, engineering, government, academia, financial institutions and others allied to the field serving the global chemical process industry.
The end user market for Control includes the classically defined process industries—chemicals, petroleum, food, paper, plastics, metals and textiles generation and water/wastewater utilities.
Hydrocarbon Processing the premier magazine providing job-help information to technical and management personnel in petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical/chemical and engineer/constructor companies throughout the world - since 1922.
Flow Control serves process, manufacturing and engineering industries with the primary end products and services in Food & Beverage Products; Paper, Pulp & Printing Products; Misc. Processing & Manufacturing Products & Industries; Chemical, Pharmaceutical & Allied Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Rubber & Misc. Plastic Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Machinery, Except Electrical; Semiconductor, Electrical & Electronic Equipment; Aerospace; Automotive; Other Transportation; Instruments (Medical & Non-Medical); Utilities (Including Gas, Electric, Water & Wastewater); Engineering; Consulting & Related Services.
Chem.Info serves engineers and executives working in chemical process plants and engaged in the production of chemicals, refined petroleum, food, paper & allied products, helping their facilities operate more efficiently, productively and competitively. Chem.Info is published 7 times a year (February, April, June, August, September, October and December) and is available in Digital or Print format.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
In my life after 3 years of Graduation I have face several job and scholarship interviews in my chemical engineer carrier. Normally as engineer we have to face several level of interviews before enter into a business entity.
First interview is most probably with heads of the team which you will directly report if you will be selected. Actually most of technical questions comes in this stage with some of screening questions (non technical). The nature of technical question will be highly depended on the process of the plant and the vacancy which you willing to fill. As example if you are going to a power plant as direct operational position you will ended up evaluating your chemical thermodynamic knowledge, but if you are to be fill water treatment plant operation position of the same company you will be face questions relevant to water treatment methods and problems.
Second & Third Interview
This interviews are most probably with the top level management and you will be evaluated with your attitude towards the company, your compliance with the top level managers' expectation and cooperate culture, your future expectations ... etc. Actually if you come to this level means your are more suitable but you have to be the best of rest of people in the final stage.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
It is wonderful to have unique place to get our solve engineering problems. This is community based question and answer website which allow you to ask questions in every field of engineering and also able to answer other engineers questions. Giving answers to others problem will help you to bring up your name in the industry and this website allow you to have a comprehensive profile about you.
Engineering Questions and Answers
Saturday, March 19, 2011
join over 1500 representatives from the biofuels industry during three days of intense networking and in-depth analysis on algae biofuels, biorefinery platforms, bioenergy finance and investment, advanced biofuels, global biodiesel, trading biofuels, global bioethanol and much more. World Biofuels is co-located with three stand alone two day events: Biopower Generation, Bio-Based Chemicals and Biogas Utility & Developer Forum – no matter what your niche is, we’ve got it covered.
If you’ve got questions to ask before you register, reply to this email and we’ll be happy to answer any queries you have. Otherwise...
To register your place, please visit www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com
Call +44(0)20 7099 0600
or Email graham.swanson@
Friday, March 18, 2011
Acoustics and Vibrations
Batteries and Fuel Cells
Bioscience and Bioengineering
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Heat Transfer & Phase Change
MEMS & Piezoelectric Devices
For more information, visit www.comsol.eu/conference
Optics, Photonics & Plasmonics
Plasma Physics, EHD & MHD
Porous Media Flow
RF & Microwaves
Sensors and Actuators
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I search about this tablets and found that in 1982 US FDA has approved this tablet for protect thyroid glands from radioactive iodine involving accidents or fission emergencies.
For more details please visit Wikipedia page
I heard that people try to use iodized salt to get Potassium iodide to fight against potential threats but unfortunately it is only a myth as you need to take approximately 80 spoons to equal sufficient amount.
This document made depending on many sources but not compatible with every country. But it will give you nice comparison.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Update: Several friend in Tokyo confirmed that they feel slight earthquake now. (While i am writing this blog post)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
- 1. Nuclear plants safety at natural disasters
- 2. Shutting down procedures at natural disasters
- 3. Effects on people who already affected by natural disaster (people without communication tools, transportation, … )
- 4. Information management in emergency situation
- 5. Effects on wind patterns at emergency situation
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Due to safety procedures of nuclear power plant it was automatically shutdown after earth quake hits Fukushima. But one of cooling system of reactor was damaged and did not worked accordingly after the shutdown. This tends to meltdown one of reactor.
This is Youtube video on Blast
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Photovoltaic modules are needed to design to meet the reliability and safety requirements of national and international test standards or company internal quality standards. Qualification testing is a short-duration which last long typically, 60-90 days accelerated testing protocol, and it may be considered as a minimum requirement to undertake reliability testing. This white paper will give you wide exposure on Failure Rates and Temperature Effects Photovoltaic Modules.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Carbon Nation is a feature length documentary about climate change Solutions which includes interviews with many high profiles of world including followings.
Richard Branson (CEO, Virgin Group)
Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times)
Van Jones (Founder, Green For All)
Bernie Karl (Geothermal pioneer from Alaska)
Amory Lovins (Chairman, RMI)
Art Rosenfeld (Commissioner, California Energy Commission)
Denis Hayes (Founder of Earth Day)
Ralph Cavanagh (NRDC)
Lester Brown (Earth Policy Institute)
John Rowe (CEO, Exelon)
Jim Rogers (CEO Duke Energy)
Cliff Etheredge (West Texas wind pioneer)
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The topics of discussion for this 90-minute interactive webinar include:
- What is the optimum concentration level for solar cells?
- Are terrestrial cells the same as space solar cells?
- Are there standard cell sizes or standard configurations?
- What types of CPV solar cells are commercially available?
- What is the maximum temperature a concentrator solar cell can handle?
- Is active cooling of solar cells required?
- What kinds of optics are best for concentrating light on your cells?
- Does uniformity of light make a difference in terms of cell performance?
- What is the highest-efficiency cell that has been produced?
- And your questions!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This project has been nominated for Planet Forward on TV. An Earth Day Special. Coming April 2011. If you are interested in voting them here is the link.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
"Bio-methane as a transport fuel” project has been started since 2007 by Department of Chemical & Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. This project was funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka. The main objective of this research project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using biogas as a transport fuel.
Project was initiated in the year of 2007 and construction of the pilot plant was completed in the middle of 2009 and thereafter development activities were started. In this research project, anaerobic co-digestion process technology is used for biogas production and canteen food waste was the main substrate with co-substrates of water hyacinth and Gliricidia. Produced biogas was upgraded to Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) by scrubbing and absorption processes implemented by the biogas research team in Department of Chemical & Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa.
In the process, firstly, separate the organic fraction of canteen food waste from canteen waste and crushed in a crusher mixed with co-substrate in the presence of high concentration of water. Then it pumps to continuous system tank reactor (CSTR) which is operating in anaerobic conditions. Biogas is producing in this reactor and effluent is used as an organic fertilizer. Produced biogas was upgraded to Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) by removing CO2 in scrubbing process and removing moisture in absorption process. The upgraded Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) was compressed into cylinders and used as a transport fuel.
The Biogas research team in department of Chemical & Process Engineering has been proved that Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) can used for ignite the engine as well as transport by conducting several test runs using a three wheeler. Demonstration nursery in the University of Moratuwa were resulted in remarkable fruits and vegetables from the pilot plant effluent used as a liquid organic fertilizer.
For more details, please contact Department of Chemical & Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Contact The Team:
Prof. Ajith de Alwis
Dr. P.G. Rathnasiri
Ms. Irosha Kularathne
Mr. Nuditha Dilnayana
Department of Chemical & Process Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Telephone: +94 112 650281
+94 112 650301 Ext.: 4100
Monday, January 24, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The new version included with following features:
•Enhancement of the Stamp feature with additional support for PNG file format and TIFF file format.
•Upgrade of eDrawings viewer version to eDrawings 2011.
•Triad to Move/Constrain component movement to a coordinate axis or plane, or to rotate components about a coordinate axis.
•Search or Filter component names from the components tree.