Archive:May, 2014

May 30th, 2014

Low-Cost Battery an Answer to Solar Storage?

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Solar panels and sun

A California-based company recently unveiled a new low-cost battery that it claims can compete with the lowest-cost energy storage available.

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May 29th, 2014

Go Inside an LNG Carrier [VIDEO]

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
LNG Carrier, tanker

If you’ve been following our Twitter feed, you probably saw that earlier this week that ExxonMobil announced the departure of its first shipment of liquified natural gas to Japan from a $19 billion project in Papua New Guinea. To mark the occasion, we wanted to share a closer look at […]

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May 28th, 2014

Women in Chemical Technology:
Mary Ellen Ternes, Environmental Lawyer

By Douglas Clark | Comments (1)
Mary Ellen Ternes
This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Women in Chemical Technology

Meet Mary Ellen Ternes, a chemical engineer who now works as an environmental lawyer. Hear the story of her early days working as a chemical engineer in the field and the challenges she faced.

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May 27th, 2014

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

By Cindy Mascone | Comments (0)
Career advice

Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice to help make the transition easier.

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May 23rd, 2014

India’s New Prime Minister Pledges Solar in Every Home by 2019

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-05-21 modi 1

India’s election is over, and Narendra Modi just won a smashing victory. He wants to enable every home to run at least one light bulb by 2019.

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May 22nd, 2014

Tonight: Virtual Local Section Hosts AIChE President Otis Shelton

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Otis Shelton

Take part in the Virtual Local Section meeting this evening and meet 2014 AIChE President Otis Shelton!

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May 21st, 2014

They’re Back: Solar Panels Generate Power on the White House Roof

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-05-20 white house 1

After an absence of nearly 30 years, the Obama administration finally installed and fired up a new 6.3 kilowatt solar power system on the White House roof.

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May 20th, 2014

Tutorial: Block Flow, Process Flow, and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 6.31.29 AM

If you need an overview on process design diagrams, check out this comparison of block flow diagrams (BFDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), and piping and instrumentation diagrams (PIDs).

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May 19th, 2014

Post-Fukushima Japan Chooses Coal and Nuclear Over Renewables

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
2014-04-17_21-09-59 fukushima japan coal 10

Japan’s Prime Minister Abe calls for both additional coal plants and restarting the nuclear power fleet, leaving renewables in limbo.

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May 16th, 2014

Understanding the Geography of the Chemical Industry

By Asad Sahir | Comments (1)
Louisiana Oil Refinery

Learning about a region’s geography can enhance a chemical engineer’s knowledge and understanding of the region’s dominant industries and need for chemicals.

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