Last week, I attended the VisiMix International Conference in Boston, MA. Held at the Colonnade Hotel, the conference focused on the influence of mixing unit operations in your process and featured presentations by well-respected leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries on topics including: Continue reading
Now that the busy fall meeting season has come to an end, I wanted to take the opportunity to quickly revisit some highlights that my colleagues and I noted: Continue reading
My colleague, Rodrigo Maciel, and I had the opportunity to attend the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium October 26 to 28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This process safety conference had about 400 attendees, which included representation from government agencies (OSHA, Chemical Safety Board), Chemical Engineering Professors from around the globe, Safety Consultants, and Process Safety Managers and Scientists from Petrochemical and Chemical companies. The event featured 106 presentations and 20 exhibitors. Continue reading
While reviewing the agenda for next month’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, I noticed a number of papers and posters discussing process development in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and academia: Continue reading
I am looking forward to attending the upcoming Larson Workshop hosted by the Association for Crystallization Technology and Bristol-Myers Squibb starting October 3. Continue reading
Among the presentations in the Advanced On-Line Analytical and Optimization Tools in Pilots Plants Session at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting will be the New Developments in Heat Transfer Scale Down and In Situ FT-IR Scale-up From the Lab to the Plant. The presentation, which will be given by Leen Schellekens, will include the challenges that Chemical Engineers face in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including globalization, environmental and safety regulations, and shortening product life cycles and the ever increasing time pressure for commercial releases.
In 2 weeks I will be attending the 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) where the theme will be “Addressing resource sustainability, environmental and life science challenges with Chemical Reaction Engineering”
“Meeting the world’s demands for energy, food, water and medicine – in a sustainable way, while protecting the environment – requires development of new technologies and advanced materials. The theme of this symposium is to capture the essential role that chemical reaction engineering plays in addressing these challenges. The symposium will feature communications of recent research on CRE fundamentals, enabling technologies, and advanced materials such as catalysts, membranes and solar cells.”
– From the website of the 21st ISCRE Conference.
Looking at the agenda, It surprised me to see in how many different areas chemical reaction engineering and new technologies play a crucial role in addressing the challenges of sustainability, energy independence, and environmental stewardship. I look forward to learning more at the 21st ISCRE Conference.