Monday, September 28, 2009

Shout Out - AGM 2009

This is a shout out for the Chemical Engineering Technical Division. We will be having our AGM on Saturday, 10th October, 2009 at 11am.

The Agenda is:

1. Opening Address by the Chairman of Session 2008/2009.
2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 22nd Annual General Meeting held on 20 September 2008.
3. Matters Arising.
4. Secretary’s Report for the Session 2008/2009.
5. To receive and adopt the Financial Statement for the year ending 31 December 2008.
6. To note the summary of the receipts and payments account up to 31 July 2009.
7. Election of the Office Bearers for the Session 2009/2010.
8. Address by the Chairman for Session 2009/2010.
9. Any Other Business.

Your presence will contribute to the success of this meeting.

Shout Out - Emerging Technologies to Monetize Small Natural Gas Resources

This is a shout out for the IEM. The CETD will be having a talk on Saturday 10th October, 2009. It'll be at 9:00 am (makan-makan at 11:00) at Wisma IEM.

Extract from the flyer:

The number of large natural gas fields for mankind’s exploitation is reducing as we go into the future. Future natural gas fields are relatively smaller, scattered in various geographical locations and contains higher acidic components. As the world’s energy demand continues, there is an urgent need to develop emerging technologies to monetize small natural gas resources around the globe which could not be economically carried out now.

The above will be presented by Dr. Ir. Chan Tuck Leong, is a Chemical Engineer graduated from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. He is currently the Head of Gas Technology in the gas business of the national oil company. His responsibility covers assessment of emerging gas monetization technology for commercialization and exploitation of small gas reserves.

Fliers for the above and other events may be obtained here.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Shout Out: Water Recovery Network for a Process Plant

This is a shout out for the IEM. The CETD will be having a half-day workshop on Saturday, 3rd October, 2009.

Industrial water recovery is commonly accepted as a promising mean to the water scarcity problem faced by the world-wide community. However, many regard that water recovery can only be achieved by the installation of purification units (e.g. filter) at the effluent discharge point of the wastewater treatment tank. This is indeed not true, as there are always direct reuse and recycle opportunities to be explored prior to the use of purification units, provided that appropriate mixing and segregation rules are followed.
Water pinch analysis technique has been widely accepted as a systematic design tool in synthesizing a water recovery network for maximum efficiency. It establishes the minimum fresh water and wastewater flowrates needed for a process plant after maximizing the reuse/recycle potential of its water sources, base on first principle (termed as targeting). After the water flowrate targets are established, some design rules are used to synthesize a network that achieves maximum water recovery.

As for the speaker:

Engr. Dr Dominic Foo is an Associate Professor with the University of Nottingham,
Malaysia Campus. Engr Dr Foo is a world leading researcher for waste minimisation,
focusing on the systematic design of water recovery systems. He published more than 40 journal papers and made more than 100 presentations in various conferences. He is a book editor on the design and optimisation techniques for sustainable processes. Engr Dr Foo conducts training for practising engineers in the area of waste minimisation and process simulation.