Thursday, April 29, 2010

IEM Journal - Special Edition

The December 2009 edition of the Journal focused on Chemical Engineering achievements. You may download a copy of the Journal for the IEM site.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

CETD - Most Improved Technical Division, 2009

The Chemical Engineering Technical Division has been awarded the Most Improved Technical Division for 2009. The Award consists of:
  • A certificate
  • An appreciation dinner
  • Presentation of the Award during the 2010 IEM Annual Dinner, which was held on Saturday night on 17th April, 2010 at the Sime Darby Convention Centre.
Congratulations to the committee members who made the award possible.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

IEM Shout Out - Visit to SGL Carbon Sdn Bhd

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will be organising a visit to SGL Carbon on April 24th, 2010.
SGL Group – THE CARBON COMPANY – is the largest producer of carbon and graphite products worldwide. The business portfolio of SGL Group consists of three Business Areas which are Performance Products (BA PP), Graphite Materials & Systems (BA GMS) and Carbon Fiber and Composite (BA CFC) respectively


The purpose of this visit is to have an overview of the integrated production processes for graphite electrode and graphitized cathode and the high level of engineering and technology employed in the project which is currently in its Phase 2.
Flyers for the above and other events may be obtained here.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Report - How to Maximise the Potential of Water Reuse/ Recycle

A Technical Talk was organised by the Chemical Engineering Technical Division (CETD) entitled “How to maximise the potential of water reuse/recycle” on 6th August 2009 at C&S Lecture Room, 2nd Floor of Wisma IEM. The talk was delivered by Associate Professor Ir Dr Dominic Foo. Sixteen (16) members attended the talk.

The speaker started the talk by showing some relevant data on domestic water consumption followed by examples of water usage in chemical processing plants. The speaker then deliberated numerous water recycling options available using an industrial case study. It was emphasized that without a systematic method, it is extremely difficult to identify cost effectiveness of water recovery schemes. The speaker then presented a graphical plot in water pinch analysis technique, i.e. the composite curves to identify the maximum water recovery potential in a process plant. The technique identifies the minimum fresh water needed as well as minimum wastewater that can be generated for the process, prior to the detailed network design. Several Malaysian case studies were also presented and as usual, the talk ended with a Q&A session at about 6.45 pm. On behalf of IEM’s Chemical Engineering Technical Division, Engr Hj. Tunai Shamsidi Bin Ahmad presented a token of appreciation to Associate Professor Ir Dr Dominic Foo and thanked him for his very informative talk.

Reported by,
Engr Hj. Tunai Shamsidi Bin Ahmad

Monday, April 5, 2010

Report - Industrial Drying

In conjunction with the IEM Engineering Week, Chemical Engineering Technical Division (CETD) organised a technical talk entitled “Industrial Drying” on 21 April 2009 at IEM Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya. The talk was delivered by Associate Professor Ir Dr Law Chung Lim. 13 Members attended the talk.

Ir Dr Law stated that there are over 400 dryer types cited in the technical literature. However only about 50 types are commonly found in practice. As such, proper selection of dryer is an important topic to industrial drying. Dryer selection has long been practiced as an art rather than science depending more on prior experience and vendors’ recommendations. As drying technologies have evolved and become more diverse and complex, this has become an increasingly difficult and demanding task for the non-expert. Ir Dr Law discussed various aspects related to the selection of industrial and topics which are important to the selection and classification of industrial dryer.

Q&A session was followed after the technical talk. The whole session ended at 7.10 pm.

Reported by,

Associate Professor Ir Dr Dominic Foo