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March 1, 2009
Bringing recognition to the value of the chemical engineering profession and striving to continually advance it have been goals for this magazine since its founding more than 106 years ago. To help cultivate new talent, CE established the annual Chopey Scholarship for Chemical Engineering Excellence in memory of Nicholas (Nick) P. Chopey, our former Editor In Chief. Nick carried many torches at CE...
September 15, 2008
2008 Perkin Medal Honors a Pioneer in CFC and HCFC Aternatives On the 18th of this month, the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI; London; www.soci.org) awards its 2008 Perkin Medal to Dr. Ian Shankland, director of technology for Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business (Morristown, N.J.; www.honeywell.com). The Perkin Medal is one of the most prestigious honors given in the chemical industry and is...
August 15, 2008
Receivers in Compressed Air Systems June, Cover Story Part 2, Compressed Air: Your Most Expensive Utility, pp. 39 – 43: This is a very good article. I want to add a thought about the current practice of specifying receivers. When the majority of compressors sold and used were reciprocating compressors, receivers were provided as part of the system to act as a muffler, a point for water separation...
June 15, 2008
Engineering an Answer to Poverty Chemical engineers around the world have been challenged to put their design and innovation skills to the test and help some of the planet’s poorest communities. The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE; www.icheme.org; Rugby, U.K.) is looking for individuals and teams to develop and use chemical engineering technology to support people living on less than $2/d...
February 15, 2008
Another corrosion-resistant material deserves a mention In the December 2007 article, The Heat Is On (pp. 24–28) I take issue with the statement next to the Pfaudler photo, “Tantalum and glass-lined steel are the two most corrosion resistant materials used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.” They are two of the most corrosion resistant materials, but our Hexoloy Sintered Alpha...
January 15, 2008
Opinion on ChE Graduate Shortages Your editorial (Calling all chemical engineers, Sept., p. 5) on the subject of the lack of entrants to chemical engineering studies and careers invited readers to reply. I think that this problem will not go away until the industries desiring chemical engineers examine the source of the problem. In my opinion any high school leaver with more brains than a sausage will have...
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