Final Product BIO MAGAZINE.docx - Table of Contents I What is Chemical Engineering 1 II The Interview 3 III Risk of Being Chemical Engineer 4 IV

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Table of Contents I. What is Chemical Engineering? 1 II. The Interview 3 III. Risk of Being Chemical Engineer 4 IV. Radiation Damage 5 V. Cure of the Effects of Radiation 6
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W HAT IS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING?
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A branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry ) and life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry) together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals , materials and energy. Chemical engineering also involves managing plant processes and conditions to ensure optimal plant operation. Chemical reaction engineers construct models for reactor analysis and design using laboratory data and physical parameters, such as chemical thermodynamics , to solve problems and predict reactor performance. Chemical engineers are in great demand because of the large number of industries that depend on the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. In addition to traditional careers in the chemical, energy, and oil industries, chemical engineers enjoy increasing opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, electronic device fabrication, and environmental engineering. The unique training of the chemical engineer becomes essential in these areas when processes involve the chemical or physical transformation of matter . STRENGTHS NEEDED TO BECOME A CHEMICAL ENGINEER Within these industries, chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science—particularly chemistry— to overcome technical problems safely and economically. And, of course, they draw upon and apply their engineering knowledge to solve any technical challenges they encounter. Don't make the mistake of thinking that chemical engineers only “make things,” though. Their expertise is also applied in the areas of law, education, publishing, finance, and medicine, as well as in many other fields that require technical training. WHAT ARE SOME SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS? Specifically, chemical engineers improve food processing techniques, and
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methods of producing fertilizers, to increase the quantity and quality of available food. They also construct the synthetic fibers that make our clothes more comfortable and water resistant; they develop methods to mass-produce drugs, making them more affordable; and they create safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy
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