Sunday, May 22, 2011

Why we need to buy BPA free bottles?

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

In 2050, 80% of energy will be renewable! Are you ready?

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

chemical engineering magazines

There are thousand of chemical engineering magazines available in market place and most of them are paid subscriptions. But I will list down several magazines which can be subscribe for free (depending on your geographical location you will be eligible for  soft copy or hard copy)

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.