Archive:March, 2011

March 31st, 2011

2011 AIChE Annual Meeting: Minneapolis

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The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth.

A wide range of subjects relevant to latest research and newest technologies in emerging growth areas will be covered.
Early Bird Registration Ends August 29. Register Now!
Make ChEnected.com/Annual your source for […]

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March 31st, 2011

Thomas Braun Talks about DrumQuik Pro

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At the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and the Global Congress on Process Safety, Thomas Braun of Colder Products talks about their DrumQuik Pro product. Watch him explain how it works in the video panel to the right.

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March 31st, 2011

Google Wishes Creator of Bunsen Burner Happy 200th Birthday

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Robert Bunsen was a German chemist born on March 30, 1811. Google is celebrating his 200th birthday by dedicating their logo to the Bunsen burner, which he developed with his laboratory assistant, Peter Desagg.

Clicking on the logo on Google’s home page will take you to search results for Robert Bunsen.
In […]

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March 31st, 2011

“Cow Massage Parlor” Is Not a Rock Band

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The Institute for Sustainability’s first Symposium on Sustainable Packaging was held in Chicago March 16–18, 2011. If you attended the symposium, you might have learned how to make your cows happy or how to approach packaging stewardship on a path to more sustainable industrial practices. Whether you think a cow massage parlor is more appropriate than perhaps your own, the application of sustainability to specific markets remains unique and complex, but there are definitely patterns in how it’s done.

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March 30th, 2011

Dr. Angela E. Summers Talks about Safe Automation

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Dr. Angela Summers, president of SIS-TECH, has more than 20 years of experience in safety instrumented systems (SIS), process engineering, and environmental engineering. In the video panel to the right, she explains her poster on Safe Automation at the 2011 Global Congress on Process Safety Poster Session.

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March 30th, 2011

F-22 Raptor Breaks Mach 1.5 on Camelina-Based Biofuel, the C-17 Globemaster lll Certified for Unrestricted Biofuel Flights

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Edwards Air Force Base, CA—An F-22 Raptor completed its final test flight March 18 on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and a camelina-based jet fuel. This flight test marked the first time this type of biofuel has been used in a fifth-generation fighter like the F-22, which has been selected as the proxy for the other fighter aircraft.

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March 29th, 2011

Sergio García Discusses an Evaluation of Denser than Air Dispersion Models [On Location]

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Sergio García is a chemical engineer and student from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. We spoke with him at the 2011 Global Congress on Process Safety about his poster presentation and proceeding titled: An Evaluation of Denser than Air Dispersion Models.

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March 29th, 2011

Using Membrane Reactors for Micro-Cogeneration Systems [On Location]

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Research is underway in The Netherlands to demonstrate a single palladium membrane reactor (600C) technology to reduce the energy use and cost of small-scale, fuel-cell based electrical power generation. The results generated so far were presented by Fausto Gallucci of theDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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March 28th, 2011

Dr. Donna Riley on Energy and Justice: Making the Connections in Engineering Thermodynamic

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As part of the Colorado School of Mines Hennebach Program in Humanities Guest Lecture Series, Smith College Professor Donna Riley, (B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, Ph.D., Engineering & Public Policy) spoke on the topic of energy and justice. When I think of thermodynamics, images of mysterious state variables pop into my head […]

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March 28th, 2011

Nuclear Expert and AIChE Member Richard Lahey Provides Perspective on Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

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Richard Lahey is an expert in nuclear reactor safety and multiphase flow and heat transfer technology. In the 70s, he was involved with the safety research for the nuclear reactors in Fukushima. Earlier this week, the  Washington Post conducted a live Q&A with Lahey, an AIChE Kern Award winner. He answered […]

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