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134_CHEM_PROCESS_LOGO_REVThe 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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Researchers find help from nature in fighting cancer

Inspired by a chemical that fungi secrete to defend their territory, researchers in the US have synthesised and tested several dozen compounds that may hold promise as potential cancer drugs. A number of years ago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, led by associate professor of chemistry Mohammad Movassaghi, became the first to chemically synthesise 11,11’-dideoxyverticillin, a highly complex fungal compound that has shown anti-cancer activity in previous ...

Ionic liquids: the innovation most likely to shape the 21st century

  Author: Dr Natalia V. Plechkova, QUILL Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast Earlier this year, the website invited the public to choose, from a list of 87 topics, what they thought was the most important British innovation of the last 100 years. The winner was the universal machine described by Alan Turing in the 1930s, which formed the basis of modern computers. It would be at this point practically ...

Trihalomethane formation in Irish water supplies

  Authors: Professor Tom Casey, Aquavarra Research Limited; Hugh Kerr, Donegal County Council; and Pat Kearney, UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Although chlorine has been in use for drinking-water disinfection for over 100 years (USEPA, 2000), its reaction with NOM, leading to the generation of undesirable haloform byproducts, was not established until 1974, when Rook published the findings of an investigation at the Rotterdam Water Utility. This showed ...

Is isobutanol the petroleum of tomorrow?

Heavy alcohols such as isobutanol are showing real potential in researchers’ efforts to find a renewable alternative to petroleum. Firstly, they contain more energy than ethanol, but they are also more compatible with existing petroleum-based infrastructure. However, isobutanol production must be reliable and large-scale for its use to be considered truly practical. It must also be available from renewable resources. It has long been known that yeast makes isobutanol naturally, albeit in ...


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