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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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Engineering polymer brush patterns: quicker and more versatile methods

Antimicrobial cutting boards. Flame-retardant carpets. Friction-resistant bearings. Engineered surfaces add value to the things we use, providing extra layers of safety, easing their operation, preserving their quality or adding utility. At UC Santa Barbara, materials researchers are looking to greatly improve on the concept with a method of micron-scale surface chemical patterning that can not only decrease time and money spent in their manufacture, but also add versatility to their ...

Successful water treatment – setting the scales straight

Conducting effective ongoing maintenance of commercial and industrial water-treatment systems requires attention to detail, customisation and preparation to ensure that the scales are perfectly balanced at all times. Similar to humans, each water system is different to the next, requiring tailored treatments that are individual to each independent system. This is where continuous and accurate monitoring provides the perfect balance. Direct analysis response technology (DART) constantly ...

The importance of properly classifying chemical substances and mixtures

The United Nations (UN) estimates that there are over 100,000 chemicals present on the global market, some 20,000 of which are considered to be dangerous. Given this extensive use of dangerous chemicals on the global market, a global approach to their safe use, transport and disposal is imperative. The protection of human health and the environment has been a primary focus of the UN for many years, specifically addressed in Agenda 21, which originated at the Rio Earth Summit in ...

Flexible pharmacy with portable system that can produce drugs on demand

MIT researchers have developed a compact, portable pharmaceutical manufacturing system that can be reconfigured to produce a variety of drugs on demand. Researchers have suggested that just as an emergency generator supplies electricity to handle a power outage, this system could be rapidly deployed to produce drugs needed to handle an unexpected disease outbreak, or to prevent a drug shortage caused by a manufacturing plant shutdown. “Think of this as the emergency backup for ...

CE marking, ATEX and the Machinery Directive – how to get them right

PM Group’s senior engineers Pat Swords and Margaret Doran presented a poster and associated technical paper at the Institution of Chemical Engineers ‘Hazards 26’ conference in Edinburgh, which took place last month. The subject matter, ‘CE Marking; ATEX, Machinery Directive, etc – How to Get it Right’, arose out of a recognition that in the process industry sector in general, there was a failure to identify where the EU’s CE marking compliance requirements arose and to develop a practical ...

Scientists engineer tunable DNA for electronics applications

DNA may be the blueprint of life, but it's also a molecule made from just a few simple chemical building blocks. Among its properties is the ability to conduct an electrical charge, making one of the hottest areas in engineering a race to develop novel, low-cost nanoelectronic devices. Now, a team led by ASU Biodesign Institute researcher Nongjian (NJ) Tao and Duke theorist David Beratan has been able to understand and manipulate DNA to more finely tune the flow of electricity through it. ...
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