Engineers pulling pranks and pints.

We might have a reputation when we’re all grown up of being a dry bunch. But you remember how much fun you had (at least some of the time) as an engineering student, especially when it came to engineering pranks! Consider these hilariously ingenious pranks. They include students hanging a suspending a Volkswagen Beetle from Vancouver’s best-known bridge back in 2010 in time for the Olympics. Or MIT students turning a campus building into a giant tetris board: Image source: www.howtogeek.com I…


Scaling Up Engineering

A Focus on Scaling Up

“Scaling up” may have new meaning this summer if you’ve seen the blockbuster Jurassic World. Those scientists can’t keep their hands off the dino DNA and engineer one big, bad and nasty scaled-up dinosaur. Photo credit: Foter / CC BY-SA Yet when we focused on scaling up process in our latest BHS e-newsletter, A&SoF, we were talking about process scale-up for specialty chemicals and bioenergy. Our own “Process Scale-Up from Demonstration Batch Filtration to Commercial Continuous Filtration”…


Let's Get Rating!

Image credit: .reid. / Foter / CC BY College Football has its AP Poll, Coaches Poll and the BCS. College Basketball uses the RPI-Rating Percentage Index and Strength of Schedule. Soccer sees teams ranked by FIFA based on their success in their games over a four year period. Plus we use rankings to decide on what restaurant to go to, what beer or wine to drink, what movie to see or rent.. So where is the common standard for Filter Ratings? Without one standard rating system for SLS technology…


ACHEMA 2015, Chemical Process Equipment & German Food

ACHEMA 2015, Chemical Process Equipment & German Food. How are these three related? ACHEMA is the World Forum for the chemical engineering and process industries. With 170,000 attendees from more than 100 countries and 3,800 exhibitors ACHEMA is the world's most comprehensive - and most inspiring event.  It is the place for networking with international experts and the meeting point for innovations and technology. If you want to learn about the latest trends in chemical process equipment,…


So Many Choices. Where to Begin?

Photo credit: Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Selecting the right type of filtration equipment to use in liquid and solid separation is its own kind of sleuthing. With such a wide range of equipment available, and only several basic principles of solid/liquid separation (pressure, vacuum and centrifugation), there are many considerations to weigh in determining the best, most cost effective, and efficient choice for a given situation. Making this choice also requires you to be…