chemical engineering


noun

the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.

Nearby words

  1. chemical dermatitis,
  2. chemical diabetes,
  3. chemical element,
  4. chemical energy,
  5. chemical engineer,
  6. chemical equation,
  7. chemical equilibrium,
  8. chemical evolution,
  9. chemical fingerprint,
  10. chemical mace

Origin of chemical engineering

First recorded in 1900–05

Related formschemical engineer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

noun

the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
Derived Formschemical engineer, noun

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Science definitions for chemical engineering

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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