Archive:May, 2010

May 31st, 2010

Texas Tech and Fibertect to the Rescue in the Gulf?

By John Vasko | Comments (4)
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Chemical Engineers at The Insitute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University have developed a contamination wipe, Fibertect, made of non-woven cotton and a carbon core that has thus far been used as part of decontamination kits for removing chemical and biological warfare agents. Texas Tech claims that […]

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May 28th, 2010

Dilbert: An Engineer in Therapy [Funny Bone]

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What is Dilbert like in therapy?

DILBERT: © Scott Adams / Dist. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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May 27th, 2010

Using UV Light to Purify Water

By Matt McKeon-Slattery | Comments (5)
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Most water treatment plants use chlorine to clean tapwater. The main drawback to this is that the process produces carcinogens.  The chlorine isn’t totally effective either, leaving parasites like Giarrdia and Cryptosporidium unaffected by […]

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May 26th, 2010

Traveling with an Engineer’s Eye: Ciaotou Sugar Refinery in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

By Robert Szczesniak | Comments (3)
Ciaotou Sugar Refinery

Hello from the Travel Desk at the Reactor.  I am perpetually on the road for work and would like to share some of the ‘engineering’ sights I have seen.  While you won’t find many of these sights on a typical “Must-See” list, I think they are […]

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May 25th, 2010

ChE Degree has Largest Initial Payback

By Joanna Ziemlewski | Comments (1)
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See a more recent salary survey from 2011.

After 4 Years of Learning, the Payoff is Here!

Good news for the 2010 chemical engineering graduates! According to payscale.com, your new degree was the best choice in terms of having the highest immediate payoff, with a starting median salary of $65,700.

The payscale.com salary […]

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May 24th, 2010

Report on the Sixth Annual National Sustainable Design Expo

By Jonathan Monk | Comments (0)
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AIChE co-sponsored the 6th National Sustainable Design Expo held during Earth Week on the weekend of April 24-25. The expo celebrated both the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The expo provided a diverse forum for businesses, governments, and nonprofits […]

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May 21st, 2010

Who Knew Chemicals Could Have So Much Fun? [Video]

By John Vasko | Comments (2)
Chemical Party

I literally stumbled upon this video–Chemical Party–while using ChEnected’s Stumble Upon account. It’s a very clever and funny video created by Marie Curie Actions, a site created by the European Commission on Research, to promote research careers to young people. Here they talk about their ITN, Initial Training Networks, which […]

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May 20th, 2010

YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring – Meet Alexander Navarrete

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Alexander Navarrete

Welcome to our forth interview in the YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring 2010 series. AIChE is an organization that is headquartered in the U.S. but also one that reaches many different parts of the world. During the first day of AIChE’s Spring meeting in San Antonio, I caught up with […]

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May 20th, 2010

AIChE Chem-E-Car 2010 SW Regional Competition [Video 2]

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The second contestant of the SW regional AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition. Video courtesy of Youtube user Mattzoball. Check out our related post Chem-E-Car. Safer by Design.

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May 20th, 2010

AIChE Chem-E-Car 2010 SW Regional Winner in Action [Video 1]

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The first contestant of the AIChE 2010 SW Regional Chem-E-Car Competion was the Cougalac—a 26lb car named after a gas gulping relative of a similar name—and winner of the SW regional AIChE Chem-E-Car Competition. Video courtesy of Youtube user Mattzoball. Check out our related post Chem-E-Car. Safer by Design.

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