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Department of Chemical Engineering!


University of the Philippines Diliman

Introduction to the ChE Profession!

Outline!
qCool Careers: Chemical Engineer
qGrand Challenges in the ChE Profession
qWhat is Chemical Engineering?
qWhat does a Chemical Engineer do?
qWhat achievements have been done by Chemical
Engineers?

What is Chemical Engineering?!

What is Chemical Engineering?!

Development of Chemical Engineering!

Definition of Chemical Engineering!


According to

Chemical engineering is the profession


in which a knowledge of mathematics,
chemistry, and other natural sciences
gained by study, experience, and
practice is applied with judgment to
develop economic ways of using
materials and energy for the benefit of
mankind.
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Definition of Chemical Engineering!


According to

(proposed update)

Chemical engineering is the profession in


which a knowledge of mathematics,
chemistry, and other natural sciences gained
by study, experience, and practice is applied
with judgment to develop economic ways of
using materials and energy for the benefit of
mankind.
The profession encompasses the spectrum
from products, to the processes and
equipment for making them, and to their
applications.

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Chemical Engineers!
RA 9297: ChE Law of the Philippines
Regulates the practice of ChE in:
1.

Consultation requiring chemical engineering knowledge, skill and


proficiency
2. Investigation
3. Estimation and/or valuation
4. Planning
5. Preparation of feasibility studies
6. Designing
7. Preparation of specifications
8. Supervision of installation
9. Operation, including quality management; but excluding chemical
analysis and operation of the chemical laboratory
10. The teaching, lecturing and reviewing of professional chemical
engineering subjects
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The ChE Discipline!


Mass and Energy
Balances
Thermodynamics
Reaction
Engineering
Transport
Phenomena

Unit
Operations
Process
Control
Plant
Economics
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Impact of Chemical Engineering!


Present throughout the whole
supply chain
Raw feedstocks
Intermediate products
Finished goods

Some Great Achievements


Semiconductors
Medicine
Environmental protection
Crude oil processing
Plastics
Synthetic fibers
Synthetic rubber
Food
Purified gases
Separation and use of isotopes
Antibiotics
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Group HW!
Read about one of the chemical engineers who changed
the world:
http://www.tcetoday.com/chemical-engineers-whochanged-the-world.aspx
Summarize his/her important contributions
Develop a timeline of the technologies and innovations that
grew out from his/her contribution

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