November 26th, 2014

Olivier Dubois of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization Discusses Food-Water-Energy Nexus

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Olivier Dubois of the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization sat down with ChEnected to discuss challenges of the food-water-energy nexus and some of the steps that can be taken to address these challenges.

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November 25th, 2014

Herb Cabezas on Analysis Techniques for Energy-Water-Food Nexus

By John Vasko | Comments (0)
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Herb Cabezas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presented approaches for analysis of complex systems such as the energy-water-food nexus at the AIChE’s World Café during the Annual Meeting. He sat down with ChEnected to discuss some of the basic concepts.

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November 13th, 2014

World Café: Energy Water Food Nexus at the 2014 Annual Meeting

By John Vasko | Comments (0)

The World Café will focus on the global grand challenge of energy, water and food. The session aims to build awareness of the challenge and highlight the roles chemical engineering expertise can play in addressing the systems integration and technology needs resulting from the interconnected nature of these global issues. The discussion will continue on AIChE’s Linkedin Group.

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July 31st, 2014

Chemical Engineers Develop Efficient Mercury Detection Device

By Douglas Clark | Comments (3)

Chemical engineers have developed a new ultra-sensitive, low-cost and portable system for detecting mercury in environmental water.

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July 14th, 2014

AIChE Apprentice Takes on Potable Water Challenge

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Drinking Water

Alex Avram, a chemical engineering PhD student at UARK who recently joined the three-year AIChE Apprenticeship Program, describes his plans to help communities gain access to potable water.

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June 18th, 2014

Should Greenhouse Gasses Be “Petrified” in Rock?

By Douglas Clark | Comments (0)
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Among the many scenarios for capturing greenhouse gasses, one of the most novel is “petrifying” it in basalt formations. But is it practical?

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May 15th, 2014

Chevron Saving Drought-Stricken Farmers With Treated Produced Water

By Kent Harrington | Comments (1)
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During California’s drought, many farmers struggle to keep their crops alive. Some are getting cleaned up produced water from a nearby Chevron oil field.

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May 6th, 2014

Challenges for Water Reuse in Hydraulic Fracturing Wells

By Martin Bergstedt | Comments (0)

Of the many issues confronting the boom in formation fracturing processes at natural gas and shale oil well heads, water use and reuse are among the most important. Todd Langford of GE Power & Water presented an overview of these challenges and current solutions.

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April 25th, 2014

YPs Tour Abita Brewery’s “Green” Facility

By Elizabeth J. H. Guenther | Comments (0)

A group of 25 Young Professionals took a break from the AIChE Spring Meeting to take a tour of the Abita Brewing Company in Abita Springs, LA, and learned more about the green engineering behind the brewery’s operations.

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April 18th, 2014

April 2014 CEP Preview

By Karen Simpson | Comments (0)
CEP April 2014 Cover

This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You’ll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy’s chemical industry, and much more.

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