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August 26th, 2014

Inform Yourself for the Upcoming AIChE Board Elections

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Elections are approaching, so if you’re not yet familiar with candidates, there are a few ways you can get to know them and their ideas before you vote this year.

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August 25th, 2014

Is Grid Storage a Myth?

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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One voice in the debate advocates a software solution, with predictive computer models tracking production and demand and then intelligently routing power where it’s needed.

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August 22nd, 2014

12-Year-Old Wins Chemistry Competition

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Competitor at You Be The Chemist Challenge

Twelve-year-old Audrey Gallier hasn’t decided what she wants to do when she grows up, but she knows it involves science. And she’s not waiting until college to crack open advanced textbooks…

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August 21st, 2014

Goldman Sachs’ New Deep Freeze Energy Storage System

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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At Goldman Sachs’ a huge thermal storage system makes 1.7 million pounds of ice every night, as cold anti-freeze passes through tanks to freeze water inside.

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August 20th, 2014

59th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium

By Idell Bryan | Comments (1)
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The 59th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium will take place on September 7-11, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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August 19th, 2014

Testing Long-Term Energy Storage in New York

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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New York’s transit system is using CellCube because it provides hours of long-duration power, setting it apart from the lithium-ion batteries of Solar City.

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August 18th, 2014

Video Tutorial: How to Use Steam Tables

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
Steam table, pressure

This video tutorial introduces simple steam tables, the differences between different types of steam tables, and how to use them.

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August 15th, 2014

Meet 2015 AIChE Presidential-Elect Candidates Online

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Online discussion

Want to cast an informed vote? Take this opportunity to meet the 2015 AIChE Presidential-Elect Candidates August 20 at the Virtual Local Section meeting online.

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August 14th, 2014

New “Bird-Friendly” Wind Turbines Come to California

By Kent Harrington | Comments (0)
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New “shrouded” wind turbines near San Francisco will be tested to determine if they are less lethal to birds and bats than traditional turbines. Plus, they’re more efficient than similar-sized turbines on the market.

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August 13th, 2014

On Site: North American Student Energy Summit

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Erin Alderink of the University of Michigan reports on her experience at the North American Student Energy Summit (NASES), as part of her internship in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program.

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