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.


Chemical and Process Videos

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Chemical and Process News

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Chemical and Process in the Engineers Journal

A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

The novel approach, developed by chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics and food.

Modelling of hydrophilic pervaporation modules

It is difficult to fully separate many solvents from water. An ethanol solution containing 4 wt.% water is an azeotrope: the vapour has the same composition as the liquid when boiled. Such mixtures cannot be separated by standard distillation. Pervaporation uses a membrane to separate such mixtures, writes Dr Cilian Ó Súilleabháin. 

Dust explosions in bakeries: An analysis

This article discusses the hazards of handling powders and how dust explosions can arise in the bakery industry.

Computational investigation into the effect of angle-mounted impellers on mixing

The main aim of this research, writes University of Limerick chemical and biochemical engineering student Úna Real, is to investigate the possible advantages of using an angle-mounted Rushton impeller in a mixing tank.

Evaluation of an FTS H2O CTA Forward Osmosis membrane at bench scale for a selected application

Max O’Neill summarises his final-year research project which investigated and analysed forward osmosis including membrane characterisation and the variables which contribute to the efficiency of the process.

Optimising approaches taken to decrease downtime experienced within changeover operations for pre-API manufacture

Serena Foley, a chemical and biopharmaceutical student at Cork Institute of Technology, describes her final-year research project that identified factors contributing to downtime during changeover operations at an API site and recommended preventative measures.


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