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The Chemical and Process Engineering division is a group for members working in the chemical, biochemical and process engineering sectors, providing CPD and networking events for engineers in these areas.

 

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From wings to walls: conductive polymer project turns on a new era in heating

[caption id="attachment_34666" align="alignright" width="160"] Magali Clavé-Henry[/caption] Imagine wind turbine or aircraft wings that de-ice themselves in extreme conditions or floors and walls with invisible, built-in heating. Or even clothes that warm you up on the coldest of days. This is the vision of French manufacturer STILZ Chimie, a subsidiary of independent materials research company RESCOLL. Backed by the EU as part of its programme to support innovation in SMEs, the team ...

Matters of the heart: Researchers create 3D beating heart

Matters of the heart can be complicated, but York University scientists have found a way to create 3D heart tissue that beats in synchronised harmony, like a heart in love, that will lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments. York University chemistry Professor Muhammad Yousaf and his team of grad students have devised a way to stick three different types of cardiac cells together, like velcro, to make heart tissue that beats as one. Until now, most 2D ...

Design for toxic-waste incineration facility wins Kevin Kelly Design Award

In November 2016, PM Group welcomed Amy O’Keeffe to its offices to present her with the 2016 PM Group Kevin Kelly Design Award.  The award is presented annually to the final year student at UCD's School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering who makes the highest individual contribution to his or her final year design project. Amy O’Keeffe, a graduate of the UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, won the award for her contribution to the team project 'Design of a Toxic Waste ...

Irish-designed software is a game changer for safe disposal of pharmaceutical waste

The aim of this literature review is to critically examine current practices within the pharmaceutical/chemical industry regarding handling transportation and disposal of chemical waste generated. Despite rules and regulations for their use, storage and transportation, hazardous chemicals may be involved in industrial and transportation incidents at anytime and anywhere (Chen et al, 1997). This raises the question of whether or not regulations and directives are effective tools in ...

3D antibody arrays could help diagnose malaria and other diseases

Exploiting a process known as molecular self-assembly, MIT chemical engineers have built three-dimensional arrays of antibodies that could be used as sensors to diagnose diseases such as malaria or tuberculosis. These sensors, which contain up to 100 stacked layers of antibodies, offer much more sensitivity than existing antibody-based sensors, which have only a single layer of antibodies. “The more antibodies you put on a surface, the lower the concentration of molecules you can ...

A cleaner, more efficient car? New material designed to better store hydrogen fuel

A Florida State University chemical engineer has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in hydrogen fuel cars or other devices that use clean energy. Jose Mendoza-Cortes, an assistant professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, describes his proposed solution and designs for these new materials in an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. "There will be many proposals to solve energy issues, and this may be one option," ...
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