In this section, Dr. Joel Shertok addresses a variety of chemical engineering-related topics, including process design and scale-up issues, news topics impacting chemical engineering practices, process safety, and emerging technology trends.
The production of carbon-neutral hydrogen, dubbed green hydrogen, and of low-carbon hydrogen, dubbed blue hydrogen, is set to increase around the world in 2021. “There’s
There aren’t many positives to take out of 2020, but the extraordinary progress made in digital transformation is one silver lining. Rapidly maturing software technologies
Brexit: This Is How The Final Agreement Between The United Kingdom And The European Union Remained At The Last Minute
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This week, the artificial intelligence (AI) program, AlphaFold, developed by Google’s DeepMind, has solved a decades-old problem in biology: determining a protein’s 3D structure based
THE ART OF SCALE-UP — THE SUCCESSFUL CHEMICAL PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO CREATING A PROFITABLE PROCESS
Dr. Joel Shertok addresses chemical engineering concerns in an industrial environment, emphasizing the importance of piloting a reduced scale process to mimic proposed commercial operations. Topics include reactor considerations, separations, and materials of construction (MOC). Subtopics include descriptions, illustrations, and examples of reaction kinetics, mass transfer, mixing, kinetic control, distillation, crystallization and fractional crystallization, separation methods, ion exchange, filtration, selection criteria for materials of construction, energy sources and uses.