The Chemical Engineer

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Issue 952

October 2020Issue 952

Latest News

EU introduces new chemicals strategy

EU introduces new chemicals strategy

THE European Commission has unveiled its new chemicals strategy which aims to make chemicals production more sustainable while phasing out potentially harmful substances such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and endocrine disrupters.

  • 21st October 2020

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.