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ITESM campus Chiapas Lengua Extranjera Mtra.

Eira Feria HW: Digital narrative- Chemical engineering

Elisa Ma. Pascacio Muoz A01171556-IQP 14 de nov. de 13

1. What Is Chemical Engineering? Chemical engineering basically is applied chemistry. It is the branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and operation of machines and plants that perform chemical reactions to solve practical problems or make useful products. 2. What Is a Chemical Engineer? Like all engineers, chemical engineers use math, physics, and economics to solve technical problems. The difference between chemical engineers and other types of engineers is that they apply a knowledge of chemistry in addition to other engineering disciplines. Chemical engineers sometimes are called 'universal engineers' because their scientific and technical mastery is so broad. 3. What Do Chemical Engineers Do? Some chemical engineers make designs and invent new processes. Some construct instruments and facilities. Some plan and operate facilities. Chemical engineers have helped develop atomic science, polymers, paper, dyes, drugs, plastics, fertilizers, foods, petrochemicals... pretty much everything. They devise ways to make products from raw materials and ways to convert one material into another useful form. Chemical engineers can make processes more cost effective or more environmentally friendly or more efficient. As you can see, a chemical engineer can find a niche in any scientific or engineering field. 4. Job description A chemical engineer is involved in the design, development, construction and operation of industrial processes for the production of a diverse range of products, as well as in commodity and specialty chemicals. Relevant industries include oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, energy, water treatment, food and drink, plastics and toiletries. Modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques, such as nanotechnology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering. 5. Typical work activities Typical activities are extremely diverse, depending on the role and the sector in which you work, but may include: working closely with process chemists and control engineers to ensure the process plant is set up to provide maximum output levels and efficient running of the production facility; designing plant and equipment configuration so that they can be readily adapted to suit the product range and the process technologies involved, taking environmental and economic aspects into account; instituting scale-up and scale-down processes including appropriate changes to equipment design and configuration;

ITESM campus Chiapas Lengua Extranjera Mtra. Eira Feria HW: Digital narrative- Chemical engineering

Elisa Ma. Pascacio Muoz A01171556-IQP 14 de nov. de 13

assessing options for plant expansion or reconfiguration by developing and testing process simulation models; designing, installing and commissioning new production plants, including monitoring developments and troubleshooting;