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July 23rd, 2014

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

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July 22nd, 2014

World’s Largest Iron-Chromium Flow Battery Starts Up in California

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Users and competitors watch anxiously as flow batteries convert chemical energy into electricity by pumping electrolytes through EnerVault’s Engineered Cascades Technology.

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July 21st, 2014

AIChE’s Summer Conferences and Workshops

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
AIChE Summer Conferences

Summer may mean vacations, but it also means career advancement and learning! Check out what’s going on this summer at AIChE conferences and workshops.

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July 18th, 2014

The History of Beer Brewing

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Chemical engineering and chemistry can’t be all about work all the time, so kick back for an episode of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s webcast devoted to the history of beer.

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July 17th, 2014

2014 AIChE CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference

By Idell Bryan | Comments (0)
Perth

The 2014 AIChE CCPS Asia-Pacific Conference will take place on August 7-8, 2014 in Perth, Australia. It will be preceded by a pre-conference workshop on August 6, 2014.

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July 16th, 2014

Texas Grid Battery Storage Project a Success

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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Built for Duke Energy by Xtreme Power, the 36 MW array can respond within seconds and deliver stored wind power for 15 minutes throughout the Texas grid.

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July 15th, 2014

Video Tutorial: Reactor Symbols

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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If you can’t tell the symbol for a packed bed reactor from a plug flow reactor, brush up on reactor symbols here.

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July 14th, 2014

AIChE Apprentice Takes on Potable Water Challenge

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Drinking Water

Alex Avram, a chemical engineering PhD student at UARK who recently joined the three-year AIChE Apprenticeship Program, describes his plans to help communities gain access to potable water.

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July 11th, 2014

Electricity and the Environment

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Electricity

Fossil fuels will continue to play an important part in electricity generation, and this opens the doors for many opportunities for young chemical engineers.

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July 10th, 2014

July 2014 CEP Preview

By Karen Simpson | Comments (0)
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This month, CEP looks at safety and the dangerous illusion of attention. You’ll also find articles on heat exchanger models in simulation, tips on how to characterize particle size and shape, and much more.

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