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Category: Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering World: New Year 2013

Time move so fast that 2012 has just left us just like that. 12 days has passed since we entered the new year 2013 and I have not yet wish you, my readers, a very happy new year. This was mainly due to my hectic research activities such as writing several technical papers related to my study and this year I must submit my Ph.D thesis. How time move so fast? I began my career as an academician in July…

Chemical Engineering World: Propylene Present and Future

Polypropylene, acrylonitrile, propylene oxide, 2-propanol, cumene/phenol, oxo-alcohols, isopropanol, acrylic acids, and so many other derivatives are all obtained from propylene; a main building block in petrochemicals industry.  The increasing propylene-derivatives demand in the last few years has largely absorbed conventional available supplies of propylene as that from steam cracking of naphtha, and FCC off gas. On-purpose propane dehydrogenation is becoming a more economic favorable way to produce large amounts of propylene. Serious search for other routes for propylene production as…

Xi Jinping , A Chemical Engineer to rule China

Do you know that the present leader of China is trained as a chemical engineer from Tsinghua University, China? Let’s get to know about this powerful personality. Xi Jinping has been chosen as the next leader of China, elevating the qualified chemical engineer to a position of extreme power for the next ten years. Xi, the son of a veteran of the ruling Communist Party, studied chemical engineering at Tsinghua University from 1975–79. He moved away from chemical engineering to…