Reviews in Chemical Engineering (REV CHEM ENG )

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: 2.83

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 1.68
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.08
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.48
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

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: astewater-based microbial fuel cell is a promising green technology that can potentially be used to treat recalcitrant wastewater such as textile wastewater through in situ Fenton oxidation while generating net positive energy. One of the main features of this technology is the use of membranes for isolating the cathode chamber for in situ H2O2 production (thus in situ Fenton oxidation). The challenges in this technology include membrane fouling and resistance, pH splitting, oxygen diffusion, substrate crossovers, effect of Fenton’s reagents and high cost of commercially available membranes. Therefore, this paper critically analyzes each challenge in detail to access their direct or indirect effects on the overall performance. Exploration of new materials and modifications of existing materials has produced cost-efficient and reliable membranes. However, their application in in situ Fenton oxidation has not been demonstrated. It is concluded that the use of membranes with high hydrophilicity, small pore size and materials enriched with sulfonated groups is suitable for in situ H2O2 production in the cathode chamber. Moreover, use of cleaning agents such as H2O2 or H2SO4 recovers the membrane performance for in situ H2O2 production. Thus, it offers a green technology because in situ H2O2 can be used for membrane cleaning and energy produced can be used for aeration of the cathode chamber.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 02/2015; 31(1):45-67.
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    ABSTRACT: Vinyl ester resins (VERs) are high-performance unsaturated resins derived by the addition reaction of various epoxide resins with α - β unsaturated carboxylic acids. These resins have always been classified under unsaturated polyester resins. However, VERs have remarkable corrosion resistance and superior physical properties as compared with these conventional polyester resins, which make VERs a class of their own and hallmark of today ’ s resin industries. Hence, there is a need to review the available literature on this important class of thermosetting resins separately. In this article, an attempt is made to review the state of the art of VERs, including synthesis, characterization, curing, thermal, chemical, oxidative properties, and applications. The main focus is on the latest developments in this area.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 09/2014; 30(6).
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    ABSTRACT: Fossil fuels are the major contributors to the emission of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere, rendering global warming a challenging issue to the researchers and industries. Although natural gas has been recommended as a clean fuel compared to other fossil fuels, geological sources of natural gas are not free of impurities. Economical commercialization of natural gas with high sour gas contents as well as facilitating the geosequestration of sour gases for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) need several environmentally sound and cost-effective gas separation methods. Moreover, stringent restrictions should be drawn to mitigate the unfettered greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. In the present study, existing low-temperature conventional CO2 capture methods, namely, cryogenic distillation process along with emerging nonconventional and hybrid methods, have been demonstrated. Also, the limitations and operational conditions during the application of these processes have been mentioned. The future prospects of the emerging technologies have been compared with conventional methods. Hybrid cryogenic distillation networks for multiproduct industrial production of different hydrocarbons and CO2 products at higher pressures of 40 bar and above showed promising potentials. A concise classification and summary of innovative emerging technologies along with conventional methods has been presented in this paper for possible future commercial exploitation.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 08/2014; 30(5):453-477.
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    ABSTRACT: An increased interest in the removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous media is encountered due to their toxicity and negative impacts on ecosystems, human health and economic activities. A variety of processes may be used for the removal of heavy metal ions from water and wastewater, such as chemical precipitation, ion exchange, adsorption, membrane processes, etc. However, the removal efficiencies of heavy metals by adsorption depend on several factors such as: initial loads of heavy metals in the influent, purpose of treatment (drinking/industrial water production, wastewater treatment for disposal or recycling), costs of the overall process, and properties and conditions for regeneration of the sorbent materials. In this context, the use of polyurethane foams as heavy metal ion sorbents is of a special interest because they provide versatile applications in heavy metal effluent management. This study reviews relevant published researches that are concerned with new sorbents based on polyurethane foams applied in batch and dynamic systems for separation and/or preconcentration of heavy metal ions in environmental aqueous media. This review is divided into the following sections: synthesis of polyurethane foams; physical and chemical properties of polyurethane foams; preconcentration of pollutant metal ions from environmental aqueous media by different types of polyurethane foam (untreated, loaded, reacted and composite polyurethane foams); the applicability of sorbents based on polyurethane foams for water and wastewater treatment; comparison of sorbents based on polyurethane foam with other sorbents for heavy metal ion removal.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 08/2014; 30(4):403-420.
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    ABSTRACT: Multi-impeller stirred vessels are widely used for industrial applications. Based on the numerous studies that reported the motivation and importance of studies on multi-impeller systems, a systematic study was conducted to identify the focus and objectives of research and types of experiments conducted using multi-impeller systems. Researchers mainly focused on the effects of impeller spacing, off-bottom clearance, and type of impeller combinations. Most experiments were conducted on power number, power consumption, gas hold-up, and gas-liquid mass transfer. Research works have not exhausted all impeller-type combinations and there are still opportunities for future work. Computational fluid dynamics studies involving multi-impeller systems are also still lacking owing to flow complexities. This work can serve as a roadmap for future study themes.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 03/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is a versatile material that gives extruded and molded components the ability to meet exceptionally demanding criteria. This semicrystalline engineering thermoplastic has outstanding thermal stability, superior toughness, inherent flame resistance, and excellent chemical resistance. It also has high mechanical strength, impact resistance, and dimensional stability as well as good electrical properties. The present review outlines the synthesis methods, characterizations, and electrical and dielectric properties of PPS composite. Its structural and morphological characteristics, studied for advanced applications such as photovoltaic cells, gas sensors, and supercapacitors, are in prospect. In the composite phase, the electric and dielectric properties of PPS are found to be improved.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 08/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Artificial neural networks (ANN) provide a range of powerful new techniques for solving problems in sensor data analysis, fault detection, process identification, and control and have been used in a diverse range of chemical engineering applications. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of various ANN applications within the field of chemical engineering (CE). It deals with the significant aspects of ANN (architecture, methods of developing and training, and modeling strategies) in correlation with various types of applications. A systematic classification scheme is also presented, which uncovers, classifies, and interprets the existing works related to the ANN methodologies and applications within the CE domain. Based on this scheme, 717 scholarly papers from 169 journals are categorized into specific application areas and general (other) applications, including the following topics: petrochemicals, oil and gas industry, biotechnology, cellular industry, environment, health and safety, fuel and energy, mineral industry, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, and polymer industry. It is hoped that this paper will serve as a comprehensive state-of-the-art reference for chemical engineers besides highlighting the potential applications of ANN in CE-related problems and consequently enhancing the future ANN research in CE field. Keywords: artificial neural networks; chemical engineering applications; modeling; optimization
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 08/2013; 24(9):205-239.
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    ABSTRACT: During the past decade, a significant progress has been achieved in the microwave synthesis of silicoaluminophosphate (SAPO) molecular sieves. This review attempts to summarize the recent developments and achievements in the microwave synthesis of SAPO molecular sieves, especially SAPO-34, SAPO-5, and SAPO-11. It also focuses mainly on the effects of the microwave parameters, such as microwave time, temperature, and power, on the SAPO formation in terms of the crystallinity, size, purity, and morphology of crystals. In addition, the microwave synthesis of metal SAPO and metal ion-exchanged SAPO materials is briefly introduced. The general overviews demonstrate that the best results for the synthesis of pure and small SAPO crystals with narrow particle size distribution have been obtained from samples prepared at appropriate temperatures for an optimum amount of time through a pulsed microwave heating technique at higher power levels.
    Reviews in Chemical Engineering 02/2013;