- A Chemist's Guide to Chemical Engineering
- 18.10.2011 - 21.10.2011
- Radisson Blu Hotel - Edinburgh
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R&D chemists are very often at a disadvantage when working in process research and development because of their lack of knowledge about the basic principles of chemical engineering.
Most chemical engineering courses aimed at chemists are actually developed and presented by chemical engineers. As a result they tend to be mathematically based and unsuitable or uninteresting for R&D chemists.
This course is different; it has been developed and is presented by a chemist, for chemists. It does not dwell on the derivation of a mathematical formula or equations. Instead, it focuses on what chemists need to know about the information and data that engineers require for design and scale-up.
Chemical engineering without mathematics is impossible and so this course does contain mathematics, but at a level that should not trouble degree-level chemists. Chemists do not need to know how to design plants or equipment and, since most chemists are not interested, this course does not attempt to teach them. A chemist does need to know what information is needed for design, scale-up and commercial plant operation and how the experimental data and information are used.
Who Should Attend?
Chemists who are working, or have recently begun work, on process R&D, pilot plants or production plants.
Chemists and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process R&D, and they should each understand the needs and objectives of the other discipline. This course gives chemists an introduction to the main topics in chemical engineering that will help them realise the importance of the subject. It introduces and describes the principles of chemical engineering without resorting to the excessive use of mathematics. The course will help chemists appreciate the role of engineers and assist in understanding their requirements. It will attempt to answer the questions of what data and information are needed, why are they needed and how chemists can provide them.
The course will allow chemists to improve and understand the vital interaction between chemistry and chemical engineering. It will also provide knowledge that can improve both the chemist’s own work in process R&D as well as their own job function and career prospects.
- Course Fee:
- £1295 + VAT @ 20%
- Multi Discount:
- SAVE 5% for 2 attendees and 15% for 3 attendees
- Radisson Blu Hotel - Website
- 80 High Street, The Royal Mile
- Postcode / ZIP:
- EH1 1TH
Located in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre on the historic Royal Mile, the Radisson Blu Hotel is located halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holy rood Palace. With shopping areas and the business district well within walking distance from the hotel, it is the ideal place to stay. All guests have complimentary access to the fully-equipped Leisure Club with its jet stream pool (10 metres), sauna, solarium and gymnasium.
The hotel is holding standard rooms for us at a discounted rate. Scientific Update is contractually obligated to certain financial goals with the hotel. Your reservation is greatly appreciated, as it helps to meet our agreement. Please make your reservation soon in order to secure the reduced group rate.
The hotel is only a five-minute walk from the Waverley Station and just 11.5 kilometres from the Edinburgh International Airport.
Ideal location among hotels near Edinburgh Castle
Built on craggy, extinct volcanoes above a North Sea inlet, Edinburgh is an ancient city best known for its skyline-dominating fortress namesake, Edinburgh Castle, which is only a short walk from this Edinburgh accommodation. The famed castle is home to the city's oldest building, the 12th-century St. Margaret's Chapel. While Edinburgh is steeped in history and features a bevy of impressive museums that are also near this luxury hotel, today the vibrant city has gained new fame for its annual world-class cultural festival.
Edinburgh attractions within walking distance:
- Edinburgh Castle - 10 min.
- Edinburgh Vaults - 5 min.
- Greyfriars Bobby - 10 min.
- Holyrood Palace - 15 min.
- National Museum of Scotland - 5 min.
- Our Dynamic Earth - 10 min.
- Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 5 min.
- Scottish Parliament - 10 min.
- Scott Monument - 10 min.
Attractions within driving distance:
- Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 5 min.
- Edinburgh Zoo - 10 min.
- Glenkinchie Distillery - 30 min.
- Roslyn Chapel - 15 min.
- Royal Botanic Garden - 10 min.
- Royal Yacht Britannia - 10 min.
- St. Andrews Links golf - 30 min.