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Issue 917

November 2017Issue 917

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Video: CSB releases detailed animation of Arkema incident

Video: CSB releases detailed animation of Arkema incident

THE US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a detailed animation of the events leading to the fires that broke out at the Arkema plant flooded by Hurricane Harvey. CSB chair Vanessa Allen Sutherland has called on industry to update its existing emergency plans, warning they may no longer be adequate.

  • 17th November 2017

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.