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chemical engineering

the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.
Origin of chemical engineering
First recorded in 1900-05
Related forms
chemical engineer, noun Unabridged
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  • At graduation, he may say, “I'm going into chemical engineering construction.”

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • Thus, in 1888 a new course was established in chemical engineering.

  • This may be attained by the two processes usual in such a problem of chemical engineering, viz.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • There is also considerable room for improvement in the methods of chemical engineering usually employed.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
Derived Forms
chemical engineer, noun
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chemical engineering in Science
chemical engineering  
The branch of engineering that deals with the manufacture of products through chemical processes. These products include, among others, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, microelectronic devices, polymers, and products used in food processing and in biotechnology.
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