Chemical engineering is the discipline in which knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, gained by study, experience and practice, is applied with judgement to develop economic and safe ways of converting raw materials into more useful products to benefit mankind. It is devoted to the chemical, physical or biological transformation of matter or energy into useful forms, economically and safely without compromising the natural environment.
Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is the most important conversion process used in petroleum refineries. It is widely used to convert the high-boiling hydrocarbon fractions of...
European Environmental AgencyLast Updated on 2013-05-15 at 16:30
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union (EU) established to function as a major source of information and data to be used in developing,... More »
HydrodesulfurizationLast Updated on 2013-04-29 at 20:07
Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) or Hydrotreating is a catalytic chemical process widely used to remove sulfur compounds from refined petroleum products such as gasoline or petrol,... More »
Atmospheric lapse rateLast Updated on 2013-03-31 at 05:11
The atmospheric lapse rate ( ) refers to the change of an atmospheric variable with a change of altitude, the variable being temperature unless specified... More »
ArgonLast Updated on 2012-10-29 at 11:25
Argon is a chemical element designated by the symbol Ar. Argon has atomic number 18 and is the third element in group 18 of the periodic table (noble gases). Argon is present... More »
Ethanol Biofuels in the United StatesLast Updated on 2012-10-07 at 22:48
Biofuels are a major source of renewable energy in the United States. Ethanol produced from corn starch accounts for 90% of the biofuels consumed, but only 5% of all... More »
Kalina cycleLast Updated on 2012-09-04 at 11:34
The Kalina cycle is a technological approach of electric power production resulting in raising the efficiency of a thermal power station and reducing thus the fuel rate and... More »