Grand challenges in chemical engineering

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Chemical Engineering-also referred to as process engineering-is the branch of engineering applying physical and life sciences, mathematics and economics to the production and transformation of chemicals, energy and materials. Traditionally, it consists of heat, mass and momentum transport, kinetics and reaction engineering, chemical thermodynamics, control and dynamic simulation, separation, and unit operations. Conventionally developed and applied for the petro-chemical and the heavy chemical industry, chemical engineering has rapidly evolved with applications in a multitude of fields, including climate change, environmental systems, biomedical, new materials and complex systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2014


  • Biomedicine
  • Chemical engineering
  • Energy metabolism
  • Grand challenges
  • Green chemistry technology
  • Materials and nanotechnology
  • Separation

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