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Genetic Algorithms for the Optimization of Catalysts in Chemical Engineering

Genetic Algorithms for the Optimization of Catalysts in Chemical Engineering

To be available for a possibly broad spectrum of opti- mization tasks entailed by the search of optimal catalysts in chemical engineering, the proposed approach has not been incorporated into a particular GA implementation, but has been combined with a program generator that transforms a description of the optimization task to an executable program. A first prototype of such a generator has been developed at the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKat) in Berlin and is currently in the testing phase. Differently to a human programmer, a program genera- tor needs the description to be expressed in a rigorously formal way, i.e., with some kind of a task description lan- guage. For catalysis, a formal catalyst description lan- guage has been proposed in [6]. It allows expressing a broad variety of user requirements on the catalytic ma- terials to be sought by the genetic algorithm, as well as on the algorithm itself (Figure 3).
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Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Office: FRNY

Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Office: FRNY

a. Students will receive a communication informing when registration begins and when appointments can be made. The School of Chemical Engineering allows seniors registration priority, therefore, seniors register the first week, then juniors, sophomores, and incoming students in that order. b. Students will make an appointment in person by seeing Sandy in the Undergraduate Office (FRNY

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK. Revised: June, 2013

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK. Revised: June, 2013

These experiences are optional, but they might be the most important part of your development. Each of the chemical engineering faculty is involved in research and encourages your involvement. Faculty research areas are detailed in the Faculty Profiles part of the Appendix. Many of the faculty have financial resources and all will accept volunteers. Getting involved on a research project will give you insight as to how research is conducted and whether you should pursue an advanced degree. You should also pursue getting industrial experience through one or more summer internships or co-op assignments. A summer internship does not extend an academic program, but getting an assignment is very competitive. Co-op involves alternating terms in industry and college and is normally completed in five years, but you graduate with about 1½ years of industrial experience that is very attractive to employers. If they have had at least 3 co-op sessions, students may receive credit for one of their chemical engineering electives by completing the requirements for MCEN 550.
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Industry perception of UTM chemical engineering industrial trainees

Industry perception of UTM chemical engineering industrial trainees

Therefore, the chemical engineering curriculum and syllabus development and as well as the program outcome have been designed to satisfy the EAC program outcomes, MOHE generic attributes as well as UTM generics attributes, as shown in Table 11.1. Ministry of higher education’s (MOHE) generic attributes are listed, as follows:

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A Competency-Based Educational Model in a Chemical Engineering School

A Competency-Based Educational Model in a Chemical Engineering School

The ETSEQ has a long-standing experience with student-centred instructional approaches [8-10] as a result of the project-based cooperative learning methodologies applied since the earlier 80’s, as summarized in Figure 1. The new five year chemical engineering undergraduate programme implemented in 1994 at Tarragona was established in close collaboration with most of the best ranked chemical manufacturers worldwide. The contributions from these stakeholders and clients focussed on the definition of the profile for a global chemical engineer. Figure 2 illustrates in a brief and comprehensive manner the abilities that best described then a global engineer, classified in term of technical foundation, business competence and social skills. The challenge was to embed into the chemical engineering curriculum the competencies given in Figure 2. Project- based and co-operative learning methodologies were both considered since they would enable students to acquire technical and scientific knowledge and to simultaneously develop the social and management skills needed in real-life work settings [1], i.e., while solving real-life problems in collaboration with others. During the first semester of the 1995-96 academic year, the so-called integrated design project (IDP) was tested in the first year of the ChE programme [11]. This approach combined the two learning methodologies mentioned above with the particularity that the first year students worked in teams led by fourth year students enrolled in a project design practice course (PDP), which meant an indirect way of integrating knowledge and processes vertically. Initially the IDP integrated horizontally only two first-year engineering science subjects and was very restricted in scope.
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Evaluation of creativity and problem solving in chemical engineering education

Evaluation of creativity and problem solving in chemical engineering education

Here I describe a series of projects, lectures and exercises designed to enhance student creativity. These components were intended to be a part of an introductory freshman course. At UMass this course, Engin110, was created to introduce first-semester freshman to chemical engineering and encourage their participation in the field. This course teaches the basics of mass balance and engineering economics, the use engineering software, elementary process design, ethics, and the careers paths available to chemical engineers. The structure and timing of this course makes it an excellent opportunity within the curriculum to introduce the importance and role of creativity in engineering.
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Chemical engineering role in the use of renewable energy and alternative carbon sources in chemical production

Chemical engineering role in the use of renewable energy and alternative carbon sources in chemical production

Many aspects, from economic to sustainability, social and political, are inducing a radical transition in both the energy and chemical production systems. This cre- ates a push for new chemical reaction technologies and associated engineering aspects. We have identified in this review two main aspects on which focus the discus- sion: i) the development of alternative carbon sources and ii) the integration of renewable energy in the chem- ical production. These areas cannot be considered just an extension of the current ones. Therefore, they should be properly addressed by developing new tools for chemical engineering assessment, in parallel to innova- tive methodologies for development of the materials, re- actors and processes needed to enable from the technological side the realization of the necessary targets in an integrated fundamental and applied/engineering vi- sion. Often these aspects are still underestimated. Some R&D aspects are highlighted, to remark that they are crucial elements to accelerate transition to a more sus- tainable use of energy and chemistry. Moving in the in- dicated directions will produce radical changes in the way production is made, requiring thus new fundamen- tals and applied engineering approaches.
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Learning styles and teaching strategies in chemical engineering: an study

Learning styles and teaching strategies in chemical engineering: an study

With the results, it is possible to see a trend of students of Chemical Engineering to balance the learning steps, this very satisfactory result to demonstrate that they are able to learn significantly for several ways. This result provides further evidence of the influence of life history in learning style of the individual pointing to a maturing of the learner over the years. This statement can be grounded in the work of Alves, Sales and Cordeiro (2009), who analyzed the learning styles of high school students in two schools of Viçosa. The research has indicated that students at the time were mostly in perception stage, visual stage in the input and balanced in the other two learning styles. Although this is not the same group of students, this comparison suggests a propensity to equilibrium as the learning process progresses. In general, one might also conclude that the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals have no association with statistical learning styles, such as exception Perception Stage, which demonstrated relationship with the gender of the respondent and the processing stage, with the level of education of parents. As students of Chemical Engineering proved to be essentially balanced in their way of learning, was not required a discussion with teachers about the best teaching strategies to be used with them. However, according to Felder and Silverman (1988), there are teaching techniques that can be used by teachers to cover all learning styles present in the classroom. To benefit both sensory as intuitive, you can try to find a balance in the content so that it does not get extremely concrete, with many facts and results, favoring only the sensory nor too abstract, using many theories and interpretations, behavior that would favor only intuitive
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Chemical Engineering Software and Legal Protection Thereof

Chemical Engineering Software and Legal Protection Thereof

a professor of chemical engineering at MIT. Today, Aspen Tech. solutions are used by virtually every lead- ing company in the process manufacturing industry. For 2006,   As pe n  Te c hnol ogy  r e por t e d  $12. 8  mi l l i on  i n  pr ofit   on revenue of $293 million [29]. Our research shows that AspenTech has about 30 CES related inventions (see Annex 1 for more detail) patented and protected in di f f e r e nt  j ur i s di c t i ons .  “ Cont r ol l i ng or  r e gul a t i ng                                                                                                              s ys t e ms ”  a nd “ di gi t a l  c omput i ng or  da t a  pr oc e s s i ng  e qui pme nt  or  me t hods  s pe c i a l l y a da pt e d f or  s pe c i fic   f unc t i ons ”  r e s pe c t i ve l y a r e  t wo c a t e gor i e s  t ha t  mos t                                                                                                           pa t e nt s   of   As pe n  Te c h  f a l l   i nt o.   Ana l yz i ng  t he   fil i ng  da t e   of registered patents reveals the increasing use of patent rights as an effective protection shield by AspenTech.
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Exploring citations in chemical engineering literature review

Exploring citations in chemical engineering literature review

Citation is considered as an essential part in any academic writing whereby it is one way for writers to support any claims or arguments made in their study with literature from previous research. Literature review is known as a chapter which provides background for research described in a thesis. However, relatively not many studies are done on literature review chapter of thesis which may be due to the extensive nature of the text. Writing academic texts such as a thesis requires an author to acknowledge other researchers’ work through proper use of citations. Learning the appropriate way to cite is important in any kinds of academic writing especially among research students who are writing their theses. Therefore, the main aim of this study is to investigate the citation practices in doctoral theses of Chemical Engineering. The purpose of this study is two folds; i) to identify the types of citations used in the corpus (using Swale's 1990 categorization) and ii) to examine the functions related to the citations used (using Thompson's 2001 framework). Three literature review chapters were analysed first to identify the types of citations used in the mini corpus and the functions related to the citations. The results of the study show that engineering student writers mostly used Non-integral citations as compared to Integral. The study concludes with a discussion on the skills of citing the literature which should be given more attention to raise the awareness level among students.
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Some Thoughts on Logic and Intuition in Science and Chemical Engineering

Some Thoughts on Logic and Intuition in Science and Chemical Engineering

1) Construction of mathematical models of chemical engineering structures on the basis of general rules (ap- proximations) using the mechanics of continua, where the mathematical point is replaced by a small (elementary) representative physical volume; sufficiently small with respect to the real volume of the device, but enough large with respect to the intermolecular volumes of the medium modelled. In a cylindrical columns, a common design of chemical devices, for instance, the elementary volume, for example, is a small cylinder with a radius, equal to that of the column and a height sufficiently small with respect to the column height, that is “a thin slice” with a cross-section area equal to that of the column. Further, all physical quantities in this elementary slice are con- stant values across its volume and can vary in time only.
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Application of plagiarism screening software in the chemical engineering curriculum

Application of plagiarism screening software in the chemical engineering curriculum

Most chemical engineering (ChE) departments require coursework involving written laboratory and/or design reports, especially as students enter their junior and senior years. A drawback of written assignments is the potential for plagiarism of outside materials by students. Plagiarism is problematic from an academic perspective for two commonly-cited reasons: (1) the student(s) who plagiarize neither develop associated writing skills nor learn the intended lesson content 1 , and (2) students within a class where other students are plagiarizing without knowledge of the instructor may receive comparatively poor grades even though they are learning and developing the intended skills.
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DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY WITH FOCUS ON CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY WITH FOCUS ON CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

The Chemical engineering discipline is a very vast and sophisticated field of engineering that cuts across several disciplines. Although, the issue of disaster risk management is and must be the concern of all engineering disciplines as well as engineering and technical professionals, Chemical engineering bears the greatest weight in this subject matter of disaster risk management. Records shows that a great percentage of the most tragic engineering accidents in history are associated with chemical and nuclear process plants. Furthermore, majority of present research on engineering Disaster risk management is focused on the chemical process industry and systems. This further buttresses the point of the greater weight which is borne by the chemical engineering discipline as regards disaster risk management. In fact, discussions and researches on engineering and technological disaster risk management as it concerns man-made disasters are incomplete without an apt mention of risk management and safety in chemical process plants. Some of the most detailed, complex and challenging disaster risk management systems and safety measures are found in chemical process plants. Although, the procedure is generally as discussed already in a previous section, the actual execution of the steps involve much more intricate activities and usually involve the use of all kinds of data interpretation and analytic tools as well as simulation software when dealing with chemical process plants.
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Chemical engineering emerged as a distinct technological. Chemical Engineering in Nigeria: Development, Challenges, and Prospects.

Chemical engineering emerged as a distinct technological. Chemical Engineering in Nigeria: Development, Challenges, and Prospects.

There is also concern for the standard and quality of education in Nigeria’s various universities, including the chemical engineering schools, especially in light of the increase in enrollment over the past few years. Government investment in the nation’s research institutions has not kept pace with modern needs. Although many chemical engi- neering schools have benefitted from recent government intervention programs aimed at developing local manpower for the oil and gas industry — such as the Petroleum Tech- nology Development Fund (PTDF) to improve universities’ equipment and infrastructure — this has not fully addressed the problem. Adding to the problem, the PTDF policy of supporting graduate-level training in overseas universities, rather than in local universities, has tended to undermine the research capabilities of the latter.
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[H120.Ebook] PDF Ebook Unit Operations Of Chemical Engineering 7th Editionmcgraw Hill Chemical Engineering Series By Warren Mccabe Julian Smith Peter Harr.pdf

[H120.Ebook] PDF Ebook Unit Operations Of Chemical Engineering 7th Editionmcgraw Hill Chemical Engineering Series By Warren Mccabe Julian Smith Peter Harr.pdf

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BMC Chemical Engineering: an open access publishing venue for the chemical engineering community

BMC Chemical Engineering: an open access publishing venue for the chemical engineering community

BMC Chemical Engineering considers research in all areas of chemical engineering, including fundamental and applied research in chemical, biological and materials processing across a broad range of industries. Chemical en- gineers have a significant part to play in tackling some of the greatest global challenges. For example, in the least de- veloped counties in the world, 30% of people do not have access to ‘improved water’ , being piped, spring, well, or rain- water sources [3], so chemical engineers are developing low-cost, point of use water treatment systems [4] and ad- vanced membrane water purification technologies [5]. Chemical engineers are also integrating emerging fields and tools in order to further advance their discoveries and achieve their engineering goals. For example, additive manufacturing is being applied to the chemical industry to develop microfluidic reactors and 3D printed catalytic surfaces [6], and big data analytics has the potential to dra- matically affect the way research is conducted [7]. BMC Chemical Engineering therefore particularly welcomes re- search related to finding solutions to the future global chal- lenges identified by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2008, which have been modified and built upon by many but which still remain very much relevant to this day [8]. It also welcomes interdisciplinary work inte- grating, for example, data analytics, new manufactur- ing processes and the principles of sustainability.
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Interactivity and Information  Communication Technologies in Chemical Engineering Classes

Interactivity and Information Communication Technologies in Chemical Engineering Classes

Many ICT’s are able to model human cognitive functions. As noted by [12], these “intellectual technologies” favor new forms of accessing information and new styles of reasoning and knowledge, such as simulations, a kind of experiment derived from the experience, belonging neither to logical deduction nor induction. The si- mulation comes to occupy a prominent place in teaching and learning because the manipulation of different pa- rameters allows you to try different variables in real-world situations, providing commands that help establish- ing relations in proportion, time, temperature, and other critical concepts to a better comprehension and the use of language of chemical engineering aspects. In what follows we discuss a usual example.
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Dynamic Project and Workflow Management for Design Processes in Chemical Engineering

Dynamic Project and Workflow Management for Design Processes in Chemical Engineering

Abstract Design processes in chemical engineering are hard to support. The design process is highly creative, many design alternatives are explored, and both unexpected and planned feedback occurs frequently. Thus, it is inherently difficult to manage the workflow in design processes, i.e., to coordinate the effort of experts working on tasks such as creation of flow dia- grams, steady-state and dynamic simulations, etc. Conventional project and workflow manage- ment systems support the management of design processes only to a limited extent. In contrast, the management system AHEAD is designed specifically for dynamic design processes.
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Chemical Engineering and Science

Chemical Engineering and Science

Petroleum is a mixture of gaseous, liquid and solid hydrocarbons that occurs naturally beneath the earth’s surface and exists as crude oil, natural gas or condensates [1]. Crude oil consists of hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbons; the hydrocarbons consist of alkanes (paraffins), alkenes (olefins) and the aromatics [1]. With the increased rate of crude oil spillage into the environment through various oil exploration activities, soil pollution in the Niger Delta region has greatly increased. These oil releases can be as a result of equipment failures, improper system of operations or can even be caused by saboteurs damaging the oil facilities [4]. These activities can lead to pollution of aquatic environments when through the action of wind and wave, oil spreads across the water leading to soil pollution, thus agricultural activities are affected adversely [5]. The hydrocarbons in these spillages can be analyzed through a number of instrumental techniques. These techniques include but not limited to; Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography. These techniques determine the source of oil, chemical composition and degree of weathering of crude oil. GC technique is used extensively to determine hydrocarbons and other organic compounds by determining their composition, molecular specie and their concentrations in the sample [2].
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Basma A. Abdul majeed and Dhilal amer sabar Chemical Engineering Department -College of Engineering -University of Baghdad-Iraq

Basma A. Abdul majeed and Dhilal amer sabar Chemical Engineering Department -College of Engineering -University of Baghdad-Iraq

The polymer is a word of a Greek origin where “poly” is a synonym of ”many”, while “meres” stands for “parts”, so a polymer is a large molecules consisting of repeated smaller size chemical units. They can be made into types of final products as it is the case with the pure (new) form. Nonetheless, to make an effectively useful polymer, it is indispensable to modify it, particularly when the major limitations in the unmodified polymer are taken into account. Among those restrictions may be the low stiffness, low strength and the lack of stability when exposed to light rays, heat and radiation that can ionize. To make them vastly usable in different industrial fields nowadays, improved polymer composite productions are the right pathway to overcome the evident restrictions on one hand, and to insure the production of high quality polymers on the other.
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