Category:AIChE Conferences

April 22nd, 2014

2014 Spring Poster Session: Deb Grubbe, Near-Miss Management

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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During the 2014 Spring Meeting Poster Session in New Orleans, Deb Grubbe of Near-Miss Management took a moment to talk to us about the company’s Dynamic Risk Analyzer.

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April 21st, 2014

Membrane Catalytic Reactors for Healthy Eating!

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Because of the limitations inherent in current liquid hydrogenation technologies, the hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolysis bio-oils is proposed to be accomplished using a catalyzed membrane reactor. During preliminary trials with vegetable oils, an unexpected benefit was discovered in that the system yielded much less trans fats in the end product.

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April 14th, 2014

Meagan Lewis Interviews Spring Speaker TJ Larkin

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2014 Spring Meeting Co-chair Meagan Lewis had a chance to chat with TJ Larkin, who spoke at the spring meeting on “Shale Oil & Gas – Don’t Let Communication Mistakes Cause an Accident.”

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April 14th, 2014

Modular Reactor Systems for Remote Waste-Gas Conversion

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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The difficulties in capturing and efficiently utilizing flare gas in the Northern Shale Oil fields are primarily ones of scale and lack of infrastructure. The Ceramatec corporation is working on cost effective modular solutions to this challenge of energy conservation and conversion.

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April 9th, 2014

The World Needs Engineering Judgment

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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William Banholzer, retired Dow Chemical CTO, gave an insightful and wide-ranging address on the the state of technology changes for the future, and the chemical engineer’s special capability to make sensible and better decisions for the direction of these changes, especially in the field of energy.

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April 8th, 2014

2014 Spring Poster Session: Operational Discipline with DuPont

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Brian D. Rains, Global Operational Risk Management Leader at DuPont, discusses Operational Discipline at the 2014 Spring Meeting & 10th Annual GCGP Poster Session.

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April 7th, 2014

Is There a “Magic” Biomass Crop?

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Dr. Shijie Liu of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry presented a thoughtful overview of the biofuels evaluation protocol that was assembled and applied in The Manomet Report for the State of Massachusetts.

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April 4th, 2014

Mercury Removal at Coal-Fired Power Plants

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Removal of Mercury from the combustion air stream at a coal-fired power plant is one of the most sensitive and challenging tasks of pollution control. Dr. Noah Meeks of The Southern Company discussed mercury removal strategies.

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April 3rd, 2014

Interview with U.S. DOE’s Ramon Gonzalez at the 2014 AIChE Spring Meeting

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Evan Flach, Technology Associate for the Society for Biological Engineering, had a chance to chat with AIChE 2014 Spring Energy Keynote speaker Ramon Gonzalez ahead of his talk.

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April 2nd, 2014

Freshmen Chemical Engineers in Legoland

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)
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Dr. Bill Elmore at Mississippi State University has begun a class for freshman ChemEs, drawing on Legos to help incoming students find out whether the chemical engineering program is where they truly want to be.

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