Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (IND ENG CHEM RES)

Publisher: American Chemical Society, American Chemical Society

Journal description

For industrial chemists and chemical engineers, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research is the reliable and current source of new fundamental research, design methods, process design and development, and product research and development. This state-of-the art journal contains original studies in the areas of: Applied Chemistry, Kinetics, Catalysis, and Reaction Engineering, Materials and Interfaces, Process, Design and Control, Separations, General Research.

Current impact factor: 2.59

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.587
2013 Impact Factor 2.235
2012 Impact Factor 2.206
2011 Impact Factor 2.237
2010 Impact Factor 2.071
2009 Impact Factor 1.758
2008 Impact Factor 1.895
2007 Impact Factor 1.749
2006 Impact Factor 1.518
2005 Impact Factor 1.504
2004 Impact Factor 1.424
2003 Impact Factor 1.317
2002 Impact Factor 1.247
2001 Impact Factor 1.351
2000 Impact Factor 1.294
1999 Impact Factor 1.29
1998 Impact Factor 1.229
1997 Impact Factor 1.211
1996 Impact Factor 1.181
1995 Impact Factor 1.159
1994 Impact Factor 1.056
1993 Impact Factor 1.113
1992 Impact Factor 0.965

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 2.74
Cited half-life 6.80
Immediacy index 0.42
Eigenfactor 0.08
Article influence 0.62
Website Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research website
Other titles Industrial & engineering chemistry research, Industrial and engineering chemistry research, I & EC research
ISSN 0888-5885
OCLC 13659424
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

American Chemical Society

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    ABSTRACT: Alkenyl succinic anhydrides are important specialty chemicals that are used in the paper, oilfield and fuel additives industries. In this paper we investigate the link between the physical properties of alkenyl succinic anhydrides and the identities of their linear alkyl olefin precursors. We describe a straightforward GC analysis of olefin isomer distributions and show that these correlate well with the freezing temperatures of the subsequent alkenyl succinic anhydride products. This allows the identification of olefin isomer profiles that are required to give the desired physical properties in the alkenyl succinic anhydrides; it also provides a method to predict the freezing temperatures of alkenyl succinic anhydrides synthesised from a particular supply of olefin.
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    ABSTRACT: A piston driven shallow bed reactor (5.9 cm high) was used to conduct suspension polymerization under unstable flow conditions, which produced excellent mixing and droplet breakage. The instability started at the air-solution interface and carried through to the complete solution volume. The liquid interfacial instability described in the classic paper on this subject [Benjamin and Ursell, 1954], leads to a set of Mathieu equations which map out regions of instability to guide the selection of amplitude and frequency. The current work operated exclusively in the half-frequency region of the instability curves. The performance was compared with a conventional impeller reactor. Both reactors operated in the power range 0.3 to 20 watts/kg. Only the piston reactor was capable of producing microparticles smaller than the Komolgorov scale, for the amine-initiated Michael addition of a trithiol to a triacrylate. The Hinze breakage model was used to correlate the mean particle sizes for impeller work. The pulsed-piston reactor particle size data required testing sub-Kolmogorov models to fit the mean particle size, and a viscous model [Shinnar, 1961] gave a good fit. Reactions conducted in the stable region of the Mathieu equation were highly ineffective.
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, we report a room-temperature approach to synthesizing nitrogen-functionalized graphene oxide (GO). The chemical structure of GO- triethylenetetramine-methacrylate (GO-TETA-MA) was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, respectively. The GO-TETA-MA demonstrated extremely efficient removal of copper from wastewater. The adsorption capacity was found to be 34.4 mg/g for Cu (II) (at pH=5 and 25 °C). The final concentration of Cu (II) was lower than the quality standard for ground water, and even lower than the allowable level of copper contaminant in drinking water in China. The effects of several parameters on adsorption, including pH value, contact time, adsorption temperature, initial concentration, acid stability, and thermal stability, were investigated. Kinetic data were well described by a pseudo-first-order model. Both Freundlich and Langmuir isotherm models were applied to the experimental data analysis, and the former proved to be a better fit. The underlying mechanism of synergistic adsorption of heavy metal ions was considered. Then, the removal efficiency for four copper fungicides was studied and was found to reach 100%. These results suggest that GO-TETA-MA has the potential to be applied in environmental management.
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    ABSTRACT: The synergistic effect produced by functionalized ionic liquids in silica hybrid material for rare earth adsorption is presented for the first time in this article. Interestingly, distribution coefficient and synergistic enhancement coefficient of Lu(III) adsorbed by mixed [P66614][EHEHP] and [N1888][BTMPP] in silica hybrid material (SHM) are pronounced higher than their individual contributions. The doped functionalized ionic liquids act as porogens and adsorbents in the SHM. Moreover, the structural difference of functionalized ionic liquids offers the possibility for their quantitative determinations, which is crucial for the investigation of synergistic effect from doped functionalized ionic liquids in the SHM. The synergistic interplay of functionalized ionic liquids is the key to the higher absorptivity of SHM for rare earth. Moreover, the synergistic effect of doped ILs in SHM is indicated to be stable for rare earth adsorption in five recycling. The elimination of third phase from ionic liquid is another remarkable advantage of the SHM over common extraction. Overall, the prepared SHM reveals efficient and sustainable potentials for rare earth adsorption from a new perspective.
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    ABSTRACT: The ability to collect uranium from seawater offers the potential for a long-term green fuel supply for nuclear energy. However, extraction of uranium, and other trace minerals, is challenging because of the high ionic strength and low mineral concentrations in seawater. Herein we evaluate the use of nanostructured metal oxide sorbents for the collection and recovery of uranium from seawater. Chemical affinity, chemical adsorption capacity and uptake kinetics of sorbent materials were evaluated. Materials with higher surface area clearly produced better sorbent performance. Uptake kinetics showed that the materials could rapidly equilibrate in a few hours with effective solution contact. Manganese, iron oxide, and especially Mn-Fe nanostructured composites provided the best performance for uranium collection from seawater. The preferred materials were demonstrated to uranium from natural seawater with up to 3 mg U/g-sorbent in 4 hours of contact time. Inexpensive nontoxic carbonate solutions were demonstrated to be an effective and environmentally benign method of stripping the uranium from the metal oxide sorbents. Various formats for the utilization of the nanostructured metals oxide sorbent materials are discussed, including traditional methods and nontraditional methods such as magnetic separation.
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    ABSTRACT: The oxidation of trichloroethylene (TCE), by Fe2+ activated persulfate (PS) to generate the sulfate radical (SO4-˙) is limited due to the scavenging of SO4-․ by excess Fe2+. This study focused on evaluating the potential for TCE oxidative degradation by iron activated persulfate (IAP) (including soluble iron and solid iron minerals), with the assistance of ascorbic acid (AA). AA, a water soluble two-proton donor, may act as a reductant and a chelator, which may reduce iron oxides or complex soluble iron for PS activation. The results indicated that PS oxidation and various types of iron (Fe2+, Fe3+, FeOOH, Fe2O3) activated PS are able to degrade TCE in the presence or absence of AA and are dependent upon the PS concentrations applied. Furthermore, the TCE degradation could be accelerated in the iron minerals activated PS system with the assistance of AA. In addition, synthesized iron minerals with higher specific surface area resulted in a higher PS activation efficiency (i.e., lower PS consumption) and exhibited a higher degree of TCE degradation than that observed in commercial iron minerals activated PS systems.
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    ABSTRACT: The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Marine Science Laboratory (MSL) located along the coast of Washington State is evaluating the performance of uranium adsorption materials being developed for seawater extraction under realistic marine conditions with natural seawater. Two types of exposure systems were employed in this program: flow-through columns for testing of fixed beds of individual fibers and a recirculating water flume for testing of braided adsorbent material. Testing consists of measurements of the adsorption of uranium and other elements from seawater as a function of time, typically 42 to 56 day exposures, to determine adsorbent capacity and adsorption kinetics. Analysis of uranium and other trace elements was conducted using either Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) or Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS). The ORNL 38H adsorbent had a 56-day adsorption capacity of 3.30 ± 0.68 g U/ kg adsorbent (normalized to a salinity of 35 psu), a saturation capacity of 4.89 ± 0.83 g U/kg of adsorbent material (normalized to a salinity of 35 psu) and a half-saturation time of 28 ± 10 days. The AF1 adsorbent material had a 56 day adsorption capacity of 3.9 ± 0.2 g U/kg adsorbent material (normalized to a salinity of 35 psu), a saturation capacity of 5.4 ± 0.2 g U/kg adsorbent material (normalized to a salinity of 35 psu) and a half saturation time of 23 ± 2 days. The ORNL amidoxime-based polymer adsorbent AF1 has a very high affinity for uranium, as evidenced by a 56-day distribution coefficient between adsorbent and solution (KD, 56day) of log KD,56day of 6.08. The ORNL amidoxime-based adsorbent materials are not specific for uranium, but also adsorb other elements from seawater. The major doubly charged cations in seawater (Ca and Mg) account for a majority of the cations adsorbed (61% by mass and 74% by molar percent). For the ORNL AF1 adsorbent material, uranium is the 4th most abundant element adsorbed by mass and 7th most abundant by molar percentage. Marine testing at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with the ORNL AF1 adsorbent produced 15% and 55% higher adsorption capacities than observed at PNNL for column and flume testing, respectively. Variations in competing ions may be the explanation for the regional differences. Hydrodynamic modelling predicts that a farm of adsorbent materials will likely have minimal effect on ocean currents and removal of uranium and other elements from seawater when densities are < 1800 braids/km2. A decrease in uranium adsorption capacity of up to 30% was observed after 42 days of exposure due to biofouling when the ORNL braided adsorbent AI8 was exposed to raw seawater in a flume in the presence of light. An identical raw seawater exposure with no light exposure showed little or no impact to adsorption capacity from biofouling. No toxicity was observed with column effluents of any absorbent materials tested to date. Toxicity could be induced with some non amidoxime-based absorbents only when the ratio of solid absorbent to test media was increased to part per thousand levels. Thermodynamic modeling of the seawater-amidoxime adsorbent was performed using the geochemical modeling program PHREEQC. Modeling of the binding of Ca, Mg, Fe, Ni, Cu, U, and V from batch interactions with seawater across a variety of concentrations of the amidoxime binding group reveal that when binding sites are limited (1 x 10-8 binding sites/kg seawater), vanadium heavily out-competes other ions for the amidoxime sites. In contrast, when binding sites are abundant magnesium and calcium dominate the total percentage of metals bound to the sorbent.
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    ABSTRACT: We present an efficient Pb2+ electrosorption by nitrogen-doped graphene aerogels (NGAs) prepared by one-pot hydrothermal synthesis of nitrogen-doped graphene hydrogels (NGHs) followed by freeze-drying treatment. Pb2+ can be effectively removed by the as-prepared NGAs at an applied negative potential, and the removal mechanisms include (1) electrostatic attraction derived from external electric field, (2) electrostatic attraction caused by intrinsic charges on NGAs and Pb2+, (3) large specific surface area (SBET) of NGAs, and (4) coordination between doped nitrogen atoms and Pb2+. More importantly, after a simple and convenient electro-desorption treatment, the NGAs exhibit promising performance in recyclable electrosorption, and the removal ratio (%R) of Pb2+ decreases only ~5% after successive 100 cycles, which is significantly superior to conducting polymer and conducting polymer/reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composites based electrosorption.
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    ABSTRACT: A new process for the production of glycine by using antisolvent crystallization with the mixture of ethylene glycol (MEG) and water as a substitute for methanol has been developed on the basis of chemical modeling phase equilibria for the glycine–NH4Cl–MEG–H2O system. MEG is considered as a green solvent because it has great higher boiling point up to 470 K and thus is almost nonvolatile compared with methanol. We discovered that the solubility of glycine, NH4Cl and their mixtures can be greatly changed by altering the composition of the mixed MEG–H2O solvents and realized the complete separation of glycine and NH4Cl by water evaporation. Phase equilibria for the glycine–NH4Cl–MEG–H2O system were measured from 278 to 353 K. The mixed-solvent electrolyte (MSE) model was applied with new binary interaction parameters obtained from regressing experimental and literature data. This newly modified model accurately predicted the solubilities in the quaternary glycine–NH4Cl–MEG–H2O system with average absolute relative deviations of 5.84% and 1.03% for glycine and NH4Cl, respectively. Simulation for the new process was performed by the model to investigate its operating conditions, from which the optimal composition of antisolvent was determined to be 50 wt % of MEG solution. Under this condition glycine and NH4Cl were successfully separated from their solid mixtures in batch crystallization experiments, validating the feasibility of the proposed process for glycine production.
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    ABSTRACT: A novel one-step compression molding was proposed and successfully employed for ‎preparation of closed cell foams based on natural rubber (NR)/carbon black (CB) composite. The ‎uniqueness of this new method was that both the foam density and expansion ratio were become ‎independent of the CB content. The rheometrical findings indicated that the increase in the CB ‎content from 0 to 20 phr yielded a 0.91 and 3.51 Nm increase in the initial and the final torque, ‎respectively. The SEM results demonstrated that the prepared foam had three different layers ‎including the skin, transition and core layers. Almost fourteen-fold enhancement of the cell ‎density (from 8 to 117 cells/cm3) was obtained by increasing the CB content in a constant foam ‎density. Although, curing properties, cell morphology and mechanical properties of the foam ‎improved by increasing the CB content, the gradual deterioration was observed for sound ‎absorption properties.
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    ABSTRACT: A promising new ethenylene-bridged organosilica membrane has been developed for applications in water desalination. Due to the introduction of polarizable and rigid ethenylene bridges in the silica networks, the membrane exhibited an improved water affinity and superior hydrothermal stability. The ethenylene-bridged organosilica membrane delivered a high water flux of up to 14.2 kg m-2 h-1 with a high NaCl rejection of 99.6% for pervaporative desalination at 70 °C. Moreover, the membrane was highly applicable and stable for desalination of saline waters under a wide range of salt concentrations. The rapid permeation of water molecules through the membrane was attributed to the open pore structure and the water/pore wall interactions, while the transport of hydrated salt ions was explained by the relatively broad pore size distribution of the ethenylene-bridged silica networks.
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    ABSTRACT: The study investigated the possibilities of using different inorganic salts for the production of hand dishwashing liquids in the form of coacervate. A starting formulation was developed and subjected to the process of coacervation using different types of salts including KCl, NH4Cl, MgCl2, and CaCl2. The coacervate phase, which constituted the hand dishwashing liquid, was then isolated from the systems obtained by the procedure explained above. The products thus developed and produced were then assessed to determine their basic physicochemical and functional properties. Salts of monovalent metals were found to produce relatively high coacervate volumes from a given starting formulation, and products obtained from them demonstrate good functional parameters, i.e. washing ability, foaming properties, and fat emulsification ability. In contrast, salts of divalent metals make it possible to obtain products which display a high degree of safety of use.
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    ABSTRACT: PET braid reinforced PVDF/graphene (PBR-PVDF/GE) hollow fiber membranes were prepared via dry–wet spinning process which consisted of outer-coated PVDF/GE separation layer and inner polyethylene terephthalate (PET) hollow tubular braids. GE was employed to increase the hydrophobic property of the membranes. The influences of GE concentration in casting solutions on the structure and performance of PBR-PVDF/GE hollow fiber membranes were investigated involving pore size distribution, water contact angle(CA), water entry pressure(WEP), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and the morphologies of the membranes were observed by a field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM). The results indicated as-prepared membranes completely repelled the water during the 8 h continuous oil/water separation process, accompanied by its hydrophobicity and high WEP. PBR-PVDF/GE hollow fiber membranes with 0.5 wt.% GE had an optimal performance and was used for reusability testing of oil/water separation. The separation efficiency of the membranes did not deteriorate with increasing cycle times, showing an outstanding durability and reusability.
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