Chemical Engineering Science

Chemical Engineering Science





Editor-in-Chief::A.P.J. Middelberg





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Chemical Engineering Science publishes papers on the fundamentals of chemical engineering, including the development of chemical engineering knowledge and process into and from other disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, and applied mathematics. We welcome manuscripts describing original research, with significant results based on experiments and/or developments in theory. Such results may be the outcome of studies that range from the molecular level to the plant level. Increasingly, published research addresses and impacts global issues. We also will consider critical reviews of cutting-edge developments, and prospective authors are encouraged to contact an Executive Editor prior to submission.

Industrial areas covered by the journal include biotechnology, chemicals, energy, food, materials, microelectronics, nanotechnology, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

The journal classifies research into the following main fields within chemical engineering:

Biomolecular and biological engineering - the chemical engineering of molecular and cellular products or systems, including through the use of modern tools such as protein and enzyme engineering and directed evolution; all fields at the intersection of chemical engineering and biology, including systems biotechnology, tissue engineering, drug and therapeutic delivery and bioassay development;

Biochemical and bioprocess engineering - the chemical engineering of (bio-)processes where biology or biochemical approaches are used to effect a transformation of material including, but not limited to, studies in waste treatment, bioreaction engineering, high-throughput process development, molecular simulation of process performance, downstream processing and bioreactor modeling;

Energy, water, environment, and sustainability - chemical energy generation, conversion, storage, distribution and utilisation; water quality, water treatment and water analysis; green processes, waste minimization, environmental remediation and environmental impact;

Materials engineering - chemical engineering of materials synthesis, characterization, design and scale up of nanomaterials synthesis, multiphase phenomena, reverse materials engineering (i.e. process-informed definition of materials properties); materials including particles, thin films, membranes, multifunctional materials, hierarchical porous structures etc.; synthesis methods including chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, hydrothermal synthesis, colloidal synthesis, etc; nucleation and growth mechanisms and control for nanomaterials;

Particle technology - the chemical engineering of particulate systems, including studies on the fundamental phenomena of nucleation, growth, breakage, and aggregation; modeling of particle population dynamics; fluid dynamics of particulate systems in chemical processes; all process steps to manipulate the properties of particulate systems;

Process systems engineering - simulation, analysis, synthesis, optimization, and control of (bio-)chemical production systems based on mathematical modeling approaches; advanced modeling strategies for all process levels (molecular level, phase level, process unit level, plant level); advanced methods for model parameter identification and design of experiments;

Reaction engineering and catalysis - simulation and experiments on reaction kinetics, catalyst synthesis and characterization, reactor design, process intensification, multifunctional reactors, microreactors, multiphase reactors, molecular and quantum scale phenomena, density functional theory, multiscale modeling, transport phenomena related to multiphase reactors;

Separations science and technology - general principles: phase equilibria, mass transfer, mixing and phase segregation; processes and unit operations: distillation, absorption, liquid-liquid extraction, membrane processes, adsorption separation processes, ion-exchange, preparative chromatography, crystallization and precipitation, supercritical fluid separation processes, biochemical separation processes; equipment design.

Submissions from other fields of chemical engineering, and from other areas within the fields above, are welcome. Papers are assessed only with regard to quality and their potential for fundamental and generic contribution to chemical engineering.

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Industrial and academic researchers in chemical and process engineering.

Abstracting and Indexing

Aqualine Abstracts, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Chemical Engineering Abstracts, Current Biotechnology Abstracts, Current Contents ASCA/Engineering Technology & Applied Science/Science Citation Index/SCISEARCH Data, Current Technology Index, Ei Compendex, FLUIDEX, INSPEC, PASCAL/CNRS, Petroleum Abstracts, Scopus, TCEA
Editor-in-Chief: A.P.J. Middelberg Australian Inst. for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, Fax: +61-7-3346 3973, Executive Editors: M. Mazzotti Separation Processes Lab., Institute of Process Engineering, ETH Zurich, ML G27, Sonneggstrasse 3, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland, Fax: +41-44-6321141, S. Nair School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0100, USA, Fax: 404 894 4200, K. Sundmacher Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme, Sandtorstr 22, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany, Fax: +49 391 6110 353, D.G. Vlachos Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 150 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19716, USA, Fax: 302-831-1048, C.H. Wang Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), 4 Engineering Drive 4, 117576 Singapore, Singapore, Fax: (+65) 6779-1936, Associate Editorial Board: C. Adjiman Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Fac. of Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, UK, H. Briesen Chair for Process Systems Engineering, Center for Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München, Weihenstephaner Steig 23, 85350 Freising, Germany, Fax: +49 8161 714510 , M.O. Coppens Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE, UK, Fax: +44-20 7383-2348, P. Dauenhauer Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 686 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01003-9303, USA, W. Ge Inst. of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 100190 Beijing, China, P. Grassia School of Chemical Eng. & Analytical Science, University of Manchester, The Mill, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK, K. Hapgood Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia, Fax: +61 3 9905 5686, S. Leong Div. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 62 Nanyang Drive Singapore, 637459 Singapore, Fax: (65) 6791 1761, A. Park Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, 500 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 USA, Managing Editor: R.P.S. Middelberg St Lucia, QLD, Australia, International Advisory Panel F.H. Arnold Pasadena, CA, USA, A.T. Bell Berkeley, CA, USA, B. Biscans Toulouse, France, A. Bommarius Atlanta, GA, USA, K. Carpenter Singapore, Singapore, L. Gladden Cambridge, UK, R.J. Gorte Philadelphia, PA, USA, Y. Kevrekidis Princeton, NJ, USA, D.-J . Lee Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, S.Y. Lee Daejeon, South Korea, J. Li Beijing, China, M.L. Lu Brisbane, Australia, W. Marquardt Aachen, Germany, I.S. Metcalfe Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK, F.J. Muzzio Piscataway, NJ, USA, K.D.P. Nigam Kanpur, India, R.W. Rousseau Atlanta, GA, USA, S. Skogestad Trondheim, Norway, D.N. Theodorou Athens, Greece, M. Tirrell Chicago, IL, USA, L.A.M. van der Wielen Delft, Netherlands, R.T. Yang Ann Arbor, MI, USA, W. Zimmerman Sheffield, UK
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