CHBE2 - What is Chemical Engineering and What do Chemical...

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What is Chemical Engineering and What do Chemical Engineers do? Paul J A Kenis Ph D Paul J.A. Kenis, Ph.D. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Many thanks you to Dr. Marina Miletic, UIUC, who created many of these slides. What is Chemical Engineering? The study and practice of transforming substances at large scales for the tangible improvement of the human condition scales for the tangible improvement of the human condition. Such transformations are executed to produce other useful substances or energy, and lie at the heart of vast segments of the chemical petroleum pharmaceutical and electronic industries chemical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, and electronic industries. ( from ChBE – UIUC website: http://www.chemeng.uiuc.edu/ ) How about: Chemical engineering is what chemical engineers do!
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Chemical Engineers… REACT stuff A + B C stuff and SEPARATE stuff All on a really large scale so it’s affordable www.exxonmobil.com There are many different kinds of Reactors Chemical Engineers Chemical Engineers work with… R.A.S. Process Equipment, Inc., Robbinsville, NJ 1 Robert Hesketh, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 1 www.karasekgat.group.at www.biotop.com/tw www.ccmicro.rkl.ac.uk www.materialanswers.com www.kochservices.com http://europa.eu.int
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Reactors Fluidized Bed Reactor: Used for * Making gasoline and jet fuel * Making plastics * Making fertilizer * Special fibers (Nylon, Lycra) Yes, your gasoline, your i-Pod, Yes, your gasoline, your i Pod, and your clothes come from one of these things http://faculty.washington.edu/finlayso Reactors Fermentor: Used for * Growing skin and liver cells * Making medicine (cure for cancer or antibiotics) * Making beer! This thing will help us grow an artificial liver, kidney, or maybe heart!!
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course CHBE 121 taught by Professor Paulkenis during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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