Reviews in Chemical Engineering Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: De Gruyter

Journal description

The main aim of Reviews in Chemical Engineering is to develop new insights and to promote interest and research activity in chemical engineering and applied chemistry, as well as the application of new developments in these areas. The journal publishes authoritative articles of limited scope by leading chemical engineers, applied scientists and mathematicians.

Current impact factor: 2.41

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.414
2013 Impact Factor 2.833
2012 Impact Factor 1.263
2011 Impact Factor 1.083
2010 Impact Factor 1.125
2009 Impact Factor 0.727
2008 Impact Factor 2
2007 Impact Factor 0.846
2006 Impact Factor 1
2005 Impact Factor 1.357
2004 Impact Factor 0.643
2003 Impact Factor 1.417
2002 Impact Factor 2.786
2001 Impact Factor 1.19
2000 Impact Factor 0.455
1999 Impact Factor 1
1998 Impact Factor 1.667
1997 Impact Factor 1.111
1996 Impact Factor 0.9
1995 Impact Factor 0.176
1994 Impact Factor 0.176
1993 Impact Factor 1
1992 Impact Factor 0.778

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.54
Cited half-life 9.00
Immediacy index 0.22
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.73
Website Reviews in Chemical Engineering website
Other titles Reviews in chemical engineering
ISSN 0167-8299
OCLC 9572045
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

De Gruyter

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Pre-print and abstract on author's personal website only
    • Author's post-print on funder's repository or funder's designated repository at the funding agency's request or as a result of legal obligation.
    • Publisher's version/PDF may be used, on author's personal website, editor's personal website or institutional repository
    • Authors cannot deposit in subject repositories
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version and article's DOI must be given
    • Set statement to accompany deposit (see policy)
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Tissue engineering has evolved into an exciting area of research due to its potential in regenerative medicine. The shortage of organ donor as well as incompatibility between patient and donor pose an alarming concern. This has resulted in an interest in regenerative therapy where the importance of understanding the transport properties of critical nutrients such as glucose in numerous tissue engineering membranes and scaffolds is crucial. This is due to its dependency on successful tissue growth as a measure of potential cure for health issues that cannot be healed using traditional medical treatments. In this regard, the diffusion of glucose in membranes and scaffolds which act as templates to support cell growth must be well grasped. Keeping this in mind, this review paper aims to discuss the glucose diffusivity of these materials. The paper reviews four interconnected issues, namely, (i) the glucose diffusion in tissue engineering materials, (ii) porosity and tortuosity of these materials, (iii) the relationship between microstructure of the material and diffusion and, (iv) estimation of glucose diffusivities in liquids, which determine the effective diffusivities in the porous membranes or scaffolds. It is anticipated that the review paper would help improve the understanding of the transport properties of glucose in membranes and scaffolds used in tissue engineering applications.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 09/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Concern has increased about climate change caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through human activities in recent years. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts a 1.9°C rise in temperature by the year 2100, and this means a reduction in CO2 is vital for human beings and all other life on earth. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the development of CO2 separation processes to mitigate this potential problem. Post-combustion power plants can employ various types of separation technology. Among them, chemical absorption using aqueous amine is more developed and more reliable. The conventional solvents used in the chemical absorption process together with the use of absorbents, ionic liquid, alkanolamines and their blended aqueous solutions are reviewed in this work. Different ionic liquid-based solvents for CO2 absorption and the most effective parameters on mass transfer phenomena between CO2 and solvent are reviewed. The major concerns for this technology, including the physiochemical properties of ionic liquid-based solvents, Henry’s constant and mass transfer coefficient and their correlations, and various factors for effective CO2 absorption, are addressed.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 07/2015; 31(4):383. DOI:10.1515/revce-2014-0032
  • Zeeshan Nawaz
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    ABSTRACT: The dehydrogenation of light alkanes, especially propane and butane, is widely exploited for the large-scale production of corresponding olefins. The industrial application of the direct dehydrogenation of light alkanes is limited due to reaction and thermodynamic constraints. The dehydrogenation of light hydrocarbons involves the breaking of two carbon–hydrogen bonds with the simultaneous formation of a hydrogen and carbon-carbon double bond selectively. It may appear to be simple, but their endothermic nature and selectivity control at higher temperature is difficult. The same technologies with minor changes in process and catalyst were used for the production of both propane and isobutane dehydrogenation. The economic analysis of the available technologies based on the specific consumption of feedstock, operational ease, and capital investment indicates an internal rate of return ~25%. The attractiveness of light alkane dehydrogenation is largely dependent on the difference in feedstock and the price of olefins produced. The available technologies and how they manage reaction constraints at commercial scale have been compared. The possible solution for improvement is by focusing on catalyst improvements and the unique design of reactors.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2015-0012
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    ABSTRACT: Circulation half-life has become one of the major design considerations in nanoparticle drug delivery systems. By taking cues for designing long circulating carriers from natural entities such as red blood cells (RBCs) has been explored for many years. Among all the cellular carriers including leukocytes, fibroblasts, islets, and hepatocytes, RBCs offer several distinctive features. The present review underlines a discussion on the applications of different RBC carriers (RBC mimics) which can evade the body’s reticuloendothelial system overcoming many barriers such as size, shape, accelerated blood clearance, mechanical properties, control over particle characteristics, and surface chemistry. Bilayer membrane liposomes infusing phospholipids have long been synthesized to mimic bioconcave RBC carriers using the notion of stealth liposomes. This is not a comprehensive review; some illustrative examples are given on how they are currently obtained. A special attention is devoted to the RBC mimics from polymers, red cell membrane ghosts, and the red cell membrane enclosing polymeric cores as potential drug carriers. The present research reveals the achievement of RBC surface charge to accord with the immune system as a game of hide and seek in a much promising way in the light of its pharmaceutical applications.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2015-0010
  • Humbul Suleman · Abdulhalim Shah Maulud · Zakaria Man
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    ABSTRACT: The knowledge of vapour-liquid equilibrium (VLE) and thermodynamic properties plays a pivotal role in the process development of absorption systems for acid gas capture in precombustion and postcombustion streams. A large number of thermodynamic modelling approaches for acid gas absorption in aqueous alkanolamine solutions are published in the literature. However, the reviews of these modelling techniques are limited and scattered. Moreover, poor guidelines exist for the selection of an appropriate modelling approach for the VLE prediction of the aforementioned system. Therefore, the current study presents a concise classification and review of classical thermodynamic models for acid gas absorption in aqueous alkanolamine solutions since their inception. The article systematically details the chronological development and highlights the major capabilities and limitations of classical thermodynamic approaches, namely, semiempirical models, activity coefficient models, and equation of state (and equation of state/excess Gibbs energy) models. A graphical comparison of VLE prediction by each classical approach is presented to form a general guideline in the selection of a suitable approach for process development studies. The review precisely discusses the issues, challenges, and future prospects of each classical thermodynamic approach in the context of application, complexity, and development.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2015-0030
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    ABSTRACT: Most of the oleochemical industries use glycerol as raw material for its adverse commercial applications in various fields. In spite of many available methods to produce glycerol from tallow, hydrolysis is one of the most feasible and widely used methods that draw the attention of doing more research for ensuring the safe operation, production level improvement, and accuracy of the synthesis process. The synthesis using biochemical methods in immobilized packed column lacks fastness compared to that of chemical means, which is enriched with more research problems. To attain inherent safety, improved process control methods need to be designed, which requires the knowledge of transient dynamics and sensitivity analysis of the process. This paper gives a state-of-the-art review of experimental analysis, mathematical modeling, parametric identification, and integrated control systems using sensors, actuators, and respective multiloop controllers for the production of glycerol and fatty acids from tallow fat through chemical/biochemical hydrolysis.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2014-0047
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    ABSTRACT: A general review on correlations to evaluate mass transfer coefficients in liquid-liquid was conducted in this work. The mass transfer models can be classified into continuous and dispersed phase coefficients. The effects of drop size and interfacial area on mass transfer coefficient were investigated briefly. Published experimental results for both continuous and dispersed phase mass transfer coefficients through different hydrodynamic conditions were considered and the results were compared. The suitability and drawbacks of these correlations depend on the operating conditions and hydrodynamics. Although the results of these models are reasonably acceptable, they could not properly predict the experimental results over a wide range of designs and operating conditions. Therefore, proper understanding of various factors affecting mass transfer coefficient needs to be further extended.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2014-0049
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    ABSTRACT: The inevitably low value of bioglycerol has led to extensive investigations on glycerol conversion to value-added chemicals. This review focuses on the industrially important catalytic esterification of glycerol with oleic acid attributable to its high commercial value. Conventionally, the catalytic esterification of long-chain fatty acids with glycerol is operated at extreme operating conditions (homogeneous acid catalyst, high temperature, and intensive vacuum system). Because of these, rational design of reliable solid acid catalysts for water-sensitive esterification process is needed in order to enhance existing process condition. Up until now, the recent development of efficient and environmentally benign catalysts for esterification of glycerol with oleic acid has not been captured in any review. Therefore, the current literatures of catalytic esterification of glycerol with oleic acid and their affecting parameters are primarily discussed in this review. This review has shown that the hydrophobicity surface of catalysts is vital to boost up the reaction activity of polar glycerol and immiscible phase behavior of reactants. In addition, the concluding remarks for catalyst selectivity of glycerol monooleate, dioleate, and trioleate synthesis are presented. The paper also highlights the research gaps and future direction of this important research field.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 01/2015; DOI:10.1515/revce-2015-0004
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    ABSTRACT: Polyampholytes are charged macromolecules bearing both anionic and cationic groups along the polymer backbone. Polyampholytes can be synthesized by classic and controlled free radical polymerization, anionic polymerization, and group transfer polymerization (GTP). The aqueous solution behavior of polyampholytes is dictated by columbic interactions between the basic and acidic residues. Polyampholytes show both polyelectrolyte and anti-polyelectrolyte behavior in aqueous media. Factors such as charge density, charge asymmetry (i.e., degree of charge balance), charge spacing and distribution, substrate surface charge, structural conformation, and solution ionic strength are critical parameters. Polyampholytes are interesting for numerous reasons and are used for many technology processes such as water treatment, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), sludge dewatering, papermaking, pigment retention, mineral processing, and flocculation. In the present study, the main structural features, behaviors, mechanisms of interaction, and recent field applications of polyacrylamide (PAM)-based polyampholytes are reviewed.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 10/2014; 30(5):501-519. DOI:10.1515/revce-2014-0004
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    ABSTRACT: Research in the use of phase change materials for buildings has successfully shown that use of phase change materials results in savings and the environmentally benign use of premium energy. Research work in thermal comfort using phase change materials needs to be more compatible with other building materials. This article reviews the preparation and utilization of various organic phase change materials investigated by researchers for thermal comfort in buildings. The effect of mixing of different phase change materials and ensuing chemical processes on the melting point and latent heat was reviewed.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 10/2014; 30(5):521-538. DOI:10.1515/revce-2014-0015