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How to Estimate the Right Return on Investment for an Optimization Project Is it Art or Science to Estimate the Right Number?
Every optimization project requires development of benefit analysis or a benefit study to estimate the payback period of a project before making investment decisions. What are essential steps in performing a good benefit study?
20 Small Business Ideas for Chemical Engineers Best Opportunities for Chemical Engineers Who Want to Build Their Own Business
Are you a chemical engineer looking to start your own business? If YES, here are 20 small business ideas for chemical engineers.
Chemical engineering in one of the most important professions, because chemical engineers are responsible for energy, clean air, safe drinking water and food, drug manufacturing and other consumers products. Chemical engineers possess the right set of knowledge to bring innovations, new solutions, applications and deliver different kinds of projects.
How to Foster More Creativity in Chemical Engineering The World Desperately Needs More Chemical Engineers Who Create
Has chemical engineering lost its strive to support, praise and value creativity?
Has the constant struggle to fulfill monthly, quatarly, yearly sales plans, reduce costs and stick to strict structure totally wiped out the growth potential that rises out of creativity?
How to work on fostering more creativity to make great ideas a reality? We must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis.
Putting together a compelling case study is one of the most powerful strategies for attracting future customers and proving your credibility. Developing and presenting a good case study is very often one of the key steps in selling your product, engineering knowledge or service. Engineering case studies are often a challenge because they require a good balance between values and risks, shared information and estimation of costs and benefits.
Why Is The Pinch Analysis One Of The Most Important Methods For Energy Efficiency Improvement? Pinch Method As The Powerful Technique for Energy Efficiency Improvement, Process Integration and Optimization
Maintaining good performance of the heat exchanger networks is a major part of an energy efficiency program and pinch analysis is a brilliant technique to do that because it is both simple and practical. However, there are some questions that very often pop-up when talking about pinch analysis.
10 Good Habits to Build a Robust and Reliable Process Model A Simulation Project is Much More Than Knowing a Particular Simulation Tool
A successful simulation project is one that delivers useful information or a result at the appropriate time to support a meaningful decision or a task. However, achieving that is not always an easy task. A simulation project is much more than building a model, so the skills that are required go well beyond knowing a particular simulation tool. What are most important engineering habits when building a robust and reliable process models?
Exciting Times for Chemical Engineers as the Necessity for Sustainable Development Drives Innovation New Technologies and Products Are Emerging - New Skills Will Have to Follow
The need for sustainable development of our society that balances social, environmental and economic aspects is bringing major developments in chemical and processing industry. Priorities are slowly but surely changing, new products and technologies are being developed, old technologies are being revised and new perspectives for existing processes are being defined.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Model Any Distillation Column Never Lose Hours Again Trying to Solve a Column
Calculating a column using a process simulation package can sometimes be a time-consuming task. To help you get the results of the simulation quickly and every time - follow the easy instructions! This works for any tool and should work for all typical columns!
A Practical Guidance: Using Simulation for Efficient Column Operation How to save a few hundred thousand USD per year with the column optimization
Distillation is probably the most widely used separation process in the process industry; its applications ranging from the rectification of alcohol, which has been practiced since antiquity, to the fractionation of crude oil. Because of their widespread use in the process industry, they also represent huge energy consumers and, therefore, a constant target of process optimization.
How to Model Syngas Generation from Solid Waste and Biomass Guidance for Modeling of Gasification Process
A growing number of countries are turning to gasification of municipal solid waste into useful products such as electricity, fertilizers, transportation fuels and chemicals. Therefore, modeling of this complex process becomes increasingly important too. Introduction to this process and important instructions for modeling with practical guidance are presented in this article.