The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 935

May 2019Issue 935

Latest News

IChemE launches interactive safety case studies

IChemE launches interactive safety case studies

ICHEME has launched two interactive safety case studies – Chemical Plant and Underground Pipeline. The launch was announced by Trish Kerin, IChemE Safety Centre Director, at Hazards 29, Europe’s largest annual process safety conference, held in Birmingham, UK.

  • 24th May 2019
BASF to build two plastics plants at proposed site in China

BASF to build two plastics plants at proposed site in China

BASF is to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) plant at a proposed integrated chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China. The plants will be the first to begin production at the site, which is to become BASF’s third-largest site worldwide.

  • 24th May 2019

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

2015 marks the centenary of the Great Shell Crisis of World War I (WWI), in which the British Army was running short of munitions. The subsequent scaling up of the supply of high explosives and propellants became a major achievement of the embryonic chemical engineering profession under the leadership of Kenneth Bingham Quinan.

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

For a series called Chemical Engineers who Changed the World, it would be downright rude not to feature the man who is widely regarded as the founding father of the discipline and the spiritual father of IChemE.