The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Copyright 2013 Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering
Edited By: João B.P. Soares
Impact Factor: 1.003
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 72/133 (Engineering Chemical)
Online ISSN: 1939-019X
In the December 2013 issue of the CJChE we highlight "The recent progress in non-precious metal catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell applications” which is reviewed by Higgins and Chen and is a new article in the CJChE special series on Catalysis. The development of these materials is predicted to provide large economic advantages in the commercialisation of these devices.
The November 2013 issue of the CJChE commemorates the 90th birthday of Professor Norman Epstein. This special issue of Spouted Beds consists of 17 articles written by international experts to honour a great Canadian scientist and engineer, and former Editor-in-Chief of the CJChE.
In the October 2013 issue of the CJChE, the newest article in the Process Systems Engineering special series proposes a method to reduce significantly network communication burden of cooperative distributed model predictive control (DMPC).
The September 2013 issue of the CJChE includes a special series on Catalysts, in which Sotoodeh and Smith give an overview of the advances on the storage of hydrogen by physical and chemical mechanism, with emphasis on the use of liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHCs)" referring to CJCE (2013), 91, 1477
The August 2013 issue of CJChE features a special section dedicated to selected papers given on the Oilsands 2012 Conference, held at the University of Alberta. This conferences series provides a platform for effective knowledge and technology exchanges among government officials, researchers, university academics, and industry R&D researchers and practice engineers. The 11 papers selected for this special issue highlight recent advances in this essential area of the Canadian economy.
The July 2013 issue highlights an article which is part of the CFD special series, whereby D. Lakehal presents the possibilities offered today by Computational Fluid and Multiphase Fluid Dynamics techniques to treat complex, multiphase, multicomponent flow problems occurring in gas and petroleum industry.
The June 2013 issue of the CJChE highlights an article by M. Gray et al. The article investigates different solvents for non-aqueous extraction of Alberta oil sand. Non-aqueous extraction of bitumen from oil sands is an attractive alternative for the exploration of this important Canadian resource because it can potentially reduce fresh water demands of the extraction process and eventually eliminate tailing ponds.
In the May 2013 issue of CJChE we highlight "Heat transfer and flow pattern in co-current downward steam condensation in vertical pipes-I: CFD simulation and experimental measurements" and “Heat transfer and flow pattern in co-current downward steam condensation in vertical pipes-II: Comparison with published work” whereby Professor Joshi and collaborators have developed a procedure to measure and simulate the condensation of steam flowing down inside a vertical tube, a process that occurs in many practical situations in power plants and the chemical industry.
This issue features a special section for the invited papers presented at the 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in London, ON (2011). We would also like to highlight another article in this issue, part of our special series on Chemical Engineering Research in Latin America: Gugliotta et al. show how to use ecofriendly chain transfer agents for the polymerization of acrylic monomers used in coatings and adhesives. This is an increasingly important requirement due to recent more stringent environmental regulations.
In the March 2013 issue of the CJChE we highlight the article of Taghavi and Frigaard on the sequential flow of fluids along near-horizontal pipes. This article is part of our CFD special series and has applications in the oil and gas industry during construction of wells, as well as pipelining, drilling and fracturing operations.
In the February 2013 issue of the CJChE, the article by Madeira and Rodrigues, part of our special series on Chemical Reaction Engineering, presents a unified view on how competitive effects between diffusion and first-order irreversible reaction in poisoned catalysts affect catalyst performance.
The January 2013 issue of the CJChE highlights an article by Bao et al. The article discusses how immobilized microorganisms can be used to degrade heavy oil, addressing important issues on the remediation of oil-contaminated environments.
The December issue of the CJChE highlights contributions from the 4th Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (ADCONIP). The papers in the ADCONIP special section cover topics such as estimation and monitoring, advanced process control, process optimisation and controller performance assessment.
The October issue of the CJChE contains an article by Tavares and Melo that proposes a method to utilize solid waste generated in the electroplating industry as aggregates for manufacturing concrete paving blocks by means of the solidification/stabilisation technique and evaluate their water absorption properties and compressive strength. The proposed method is an important step towards reaching the goals of current environmental policies that aim to minimise solid waste generation and increase recycling.
The August issue of the CJChE contains a special section dedicated to papers on modelling, simulation and experimental approaches in nanoscience and nanotechnology applied to the chemical industry, collected from presentations given at the Nano-Thailand International Conference on Nanotechnology for a Sustainable World in November 18-20 2010.
The June issue of the CJChE includes the second manuscript in John Grace’s Chemical Reaction Engineering special series. The critical review paper by Anthony G. Dixon, Fixed bed catalytic reactor modelling—the radial heat transfer problem, covers radial heat transfer phenomena in fixed bed catalytic reactors, identifying perceived problems and recent advances in the field.