Chemical and process



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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Chemical and Process in the Engineers Journal

Initial optimisation of IPR fullerenes from C60 to C­100

The interest in fullerenes lies in their unique energy levels and high electron affinity which makes these molecules promising candidates for biological applications such as carriers for drug and gene therapy, or pharmaceutical applications such as being used as carriers for drug delivery and increasing the acceptance of artificial implants, writes Carl Pichon.

Deadly engineering: A complete history of toxic cosmetics

From arsenic pills to cancer-inducing moisturisers, cosmetics have been harming humans for centuries.

Mesoscale modelling of micellisation of dendritic block copolymers

Since many drugs cannot be delivered efficiently due to various obstacles such as low aqueous solubility and short half-life, designing a delivery system that makes the therapeutic agents show their highest possible healing process capacity is imperative, writes Ciara O'Sullivan.

Developing online apps to demystify dry powder blending

Powder blending is one of the most critical unit operations in the pharmaceutical industry; however, it receives relatively little consideration in comparison to the more common unit operations such as distillation and heat exchange, writes Liam Meagher.

Using confocal laser microscopy for the characterisation of rouge deposits on stainless steel

Malcolm Nichol has been investigating the phenomenon of rouging to better understand its nature and causal factors, using sophisticated analytical techniques such as confocal laser microscopy and, in this article, shows images from a test programme.

Bhopal gas tragedy – the scar of process safety

On December 2-3, 1984, the world’s worst industrial disaster took place in Bhopal, India. The villagers were asleep as methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a nearby pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide India Ltd, killing at least 4,000 people, while causing significant morbidity and premature death for thousands more.


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