July 2005

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HPIn Europe: Congress mulls problem of small-minded engineers

Europe's largest meeting of chemical engineers will this month attempt to reconcile an increasing divergence between the nuts and bolts of practical engineering and the sometimes mystical science of t..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Europe's largest meeting of chemical engineers will this month attempt to reconcile an increasing divergence between the nuts and bolts of practical engineering and the sometimes mystical science of tiny things. At stake is the traditional process industry's share of each summer's crop of bright young talent. And, in Europe at least, there's the possibility that a domestic focus on next-generation technology will enable developing economies to assume the leading role in practical chemical engineering. For 150 years, process engineering has been the natural home of the chemical engineer. Now, young people considering an engineering career often want to make molecules instead. Formulatin

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