Archive:April, 2012

April 30th, 2012

Spring Meeting YP Mixer

By ChenectedGuest | Comments (0)

Thank you to all the Young Professionals (YP) who attended this year’s Spring Meeting Mixer. We had a great turnout of sixty YPs that are eager to get “Chenected” with the organization and more involved!

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April 30th, 2012

Book Review: Jumping the S-Curve

By Teresa Jurgens-Kowal | Comments (1)

Outside the realm of most technical literature that chemical engineers might typically encounter, “Jumping the S-Curve” offers insights into how high-performing companies function. Individuals working in technology fields will find this book important to help identify top performing companies for employment.

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April 27th, 2012

Boil’s Laws — ChE’s Rather Spell Chemical Names than Surnames? [Funny Bone]

By Rich Byrnes | Comments (3)
Boil's Laws Engineers and Spelling

Welcome to the 10th comic in the Boil’s Laws series, brought to ChEnected by artist and chemical engineer Rich Byrnes. This time: ChE’s and spelling!

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April 26th, 2012

May 2 Deadline: Submit Your Papers to AIChE’s 2012 Annual Meeting!

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Call for Papers Deadline

If you would like to present your work or research at the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth, please submit your abstract to our Call for Papers. Deadline is May 2.

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April 25th, 2012

Dow Bets on Low Natural Gas Prices

By Kent Harrington | Comments (8)
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Becoming the latest company to take advantage of the shale boom’s flat-lining natural gas prices, Dow Chemical’s Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and CEO, recently announced the company plans to build a new ethylene production plant in Freeport, Texas. Synchronistic markets backed him up, with natural gas prices reaching 10-year lows because of storage […]

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April 24th, 2012

Student Winners to Present Posters at Virtual Local Section Meeting

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Student winners of the Virtual Local Section (VLS) Student Poster Contest will present their work online at the next VLS meeting on Thursday, April 26 from 9:00-10:00 PM EDT.

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April 24th, 2012

Interview with John Bresland: Tips for Young Process Safety Engineers [On Location]

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
John Bresland

John Bresland, US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, shares lessons for young process safety engineers. Prior to his time with the US Chemical Safety Board, John was with Honeywell and worked as an environmental consultant.

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April 24th, 2012

Airborne Wind Turbine’s Stunning Test Flights

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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A new flying wind turbine by Mankani Power recently stole the show as ARPA-E showed off some of its projects. ARPA-E is the Department of Energy’s investment program that invests in high-risk, potential high-gain energy projects.

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April 23rd, 2012

Interview: Anjana Meel of Safer Systems on Handling Spills [On Location]

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (1)
Anjana Meel, Safer Systems

During the poster session at the Spring Meeting and 8th Global Congress on Process Safety, we spoke with Anjana Meel, research and development engineer at Safer Systems, to discuss her research on spills. The research compares shrinking vs. non-shrinking spills to help process safety engineers deal with spills quickly and efficiently.

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April 20th, 2012

Sustainability of Cellulosic Ethanol Processes [On Location]

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)

Dr. Eric C. D. Tan of NREL presented the current state-of-technology (SOT) sustainability assessments for two conversion platforms: biochemical and thermochemical biomass conversion technologies.

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