Chemical engineering in Australia
A collection of case studies
Professor Cordelia Selomulya (UNSW) and Australia IChemE Research Committee member Peter Slane have coordinated a project to produce a collection of case studies showcasing answers to some of Australia’s priority challenges in energy, water, environment and health.
This collection highlights the breadth and depth of chemical engineering, and demonstrates how the discipline is making real change for a better future for Australia. This publication can become a resource that contributes to the public understanding of what chemical engineers do to achieve an equitable and sustainable future.
Each case study provides context to the challenge being addressed, outlines how chemical engineers contribute and the impact of this work in regard to social, economic and environmental outcomes.
Volume 1: Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia
This collection of case studies covers a broad array of activities from water desalination technologies, insights into sports injuries, innovations in solar energy and waste management.
Volume 2: Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia
Some of the research published in this document is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other research illustrates how chemical engineering know-how can be applied to find solutions in energy, water management, medicine, food technology and risk management.
Volume 3: Chemical engineering impact in Australia and New Zealand
This booklet brings together contributions from outstanding researchers across Australia and New Zealand, showcasing the real faces of chemical engineering research, and its impact on society in energy, education, environmental sustainability, water, healthcare and food technology.