The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 927

September 2018Issue 927

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An improved methane to syngas catalyst

An improved methane to syngas catalyst

RESEARCHERS at the Institute of Catalysis at Hokkaido University, Japan, have created an improved catalyst for converting methane to syngas. Further development of the catalyst could lead to more economical syngas production.

  • 26th September 2018

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Keith Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Keith 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.