Chemical Engineering Communications (Chem Eng Comm)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Chemical Engineering Communications provides a forum for the rapid publication of papers in all areas of chemical engineering. Full length papers, reviews and short communications are welcome, on subjects such as experimentation (both techniques and data), new theoretical models, commentaries on and discussion of previously published work and letters to the editor. Since the emphasis is on original work in progress, the editors also encourage submission of accounts of tentative results, provided they are well documented. Every effort will be made to ensure rapid publication. Papers which are accepted will be evaluated by the editors and referees on the basis of quality and originality of the work as well as the style and presentation of the paper.

Current impact factor: 1.10

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.104
2013 Impact Factor 0.788
2012 Impact Factor 1.052
2011 Impact Factor 0.946
2010 Impact Factor 0.913
2009 Impact Factor 0.586
2008 Impact Factor 0.585
2007 Impact Factor 0.45
2006 Impact Factor 0.35
2005 Impact Factor 0.397
2004 Impact Factor 0.377
2003 Impact Factor 0.278
2002 Impact Factor 0.325
2001 Impact Factor 0.41
2000 Impact Factor 0.348
1999 Impact Factor 0.254
1998 Impact Factor 0.356
1997 Impact Factor 1.219
1996 Impact Factor 0.872
1995 Impact Factor 0.364
1994 Impact Factor 0.385
1993 Impact Factor 0.401
1992 Impact Factor 0.342

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.04
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.28
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.23
Website Chemical Engineering Communications website
Other titles Chemical engineering communications (Online), Chemical engineering communications
ISSN 1563-5201
OCLC 50409813
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Arguably, the most important of the basic thermodynamic properties of fluids, vapour pressure has been the focus of investigation for over a century. The two main drawbacks of the models currently used for its correlation are that they either exhibit large deviations near critical temperature and triple point or that they have a large number of compound-specific adjusted parameters; hence the inconvenient necessity of having at hand large tabulations of hundreds of model parameters. In this study, by employing the up and coming procedure of genetic programming, a new model, which to a large extent remedies these shortcomings, is proposed. Essentially, having only two compound-specific adjusted parameters and also using two readily available substance parameters of molecular weight and normal boiling point, ensures a high level of convenience, yet precision and applicability over a large portion of vapour-liquid coexistence curve. Concisely, a sizable database comprised of 58272 data points was gathered for 243 organic and inorganic compounds and elements belonging to a diverse set of chemical families; which was then used in both developing and validating the proposed model and reporting generic and compound/element specific adjusted parameters. AARDs of 1.47% (for a subset of 40852 data points) and 1.82% (for a subset of 17420 data points) for the general model and a slightly modified model applicable to hydrogen-bonded alcohols and phenols, respectively, are a testament to the reliability of the new proposed model.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Chemical Engineering Communications
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    ABSTRACT: This study reports the influence of aliphatic-aromatic co-polyesters (AAC) on selected polylactide (PLA) properties. Processing, mechanical as well as thermal properties were determined. In addition, there were examined changes occurring in the surface geometrical structure of sample fractures. It was found that PLA as modified with AAC exhibited the enhanced value of impact strength and melt flow rate, unaffected elongation at break and diminished tensile strength as well as elasticity modulus. The results also show plasticizing properties of AAC which improves the PLA processing and its thermal stability. It was also observed the insufficient adhesion at the interface between the two components, as well as heterogeneity of obtained material.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Chemical Engineering Communications
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    ABSTRACT: Chlorine gas is extensively used in a variety of chemical processes as an end product or reactant, for instance, in the conversion of phthalocyanine dye. Reactive absorption columns can be applied for the treatment of the waste gas streams at the outlet of the reaction equipment, in order to satisfy the environmental regulations, and these should be prepared for potential accidents. The objective of this study was to evaluate an industrial-scale reactive absorption column for the treatment of chlorine gas stream in a phthalocyanine plant in the case of an accident. A coupled experimental and numerical study was performed. A factorial design was applied for the definition of a set of experimental conditions to be evaluated in a pilot-scale plant operated in the laboratory. The data collected were treated by means of the response surface methodology and coupled numerical schemes allowed the determination of the mass transfer coefficient and the reaction rate constant. Finally, numerical studies were carried out to assess the industrial-scale column behavior. It was found that the industrial absorption column was able to treat a stream o chlorine at a flow rate of 900 kg/h with an efficiency of approximately 79%.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Chemical Engineering Communications
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    ABSTRACT: ABSTRACTCO2 reforming of CH4 to syngas was investigated in a coaxial dielectric barrier discharge reactor immersed in an oil bath. An analytical model was suggested to estimate and predict the reaction phenomena. The model had input parameters as predictor variables (applied voltage, ratio of CH4/CO2, and total flow rate in the feed), output parameters as observed variables, the molar flow rates of reactants (CH4, CO2, CO, H2, and by-products), and energy efficiencies. More than 70% of the output parameters variance could be explained by the input parameter. The model for the CO2 reforming of CH4 in a dielectric barrier discharge reactor would be useful to optimize the experiments. A comparison between input parameters suggests that the reaction should be performed under high total flow rate or low applied voltage to obtain greater energy efficiency; whereas at high applied voltage and total flow rate, the reaction obtains a greater absolute amount of reactant conversion and products, but lower energy efficiency.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Chemical Engineering Communications

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    ABSTRACT: In this study, biological methyl mercaptide removal is investigated using the bacterium Thiobacillus thioparus in a fed batch bioreactor. In this process, methyl mercaptide is converted into elemental sulfur particles as an intermediate in the oxidation of methyl mercaptide to sulfate. The main product is sulfur at either low dissolved oxygen or high methyl mercaptide concentrations, and also more sulfates are produced at high dissolved oxygen. According to the reactions performed, a mathematical model is developed. The model parameters are estimated and the model is validated by comparison to experimental data. The results show that the proposed model is in a good agreement with experimental data. According to the experimental results and mathematical model, sulfate and sulfur selectivity are sensitive to the concentration of dissolved oxygen. For concentrations of methyl mercaptide 0.2 mmol L−1 in the bioreactor and dissolved oxygen of 0.5 ppm, only 14% of sulfide load is converted to sulfate while the figure is 60% at the same methyl mercaptide concentration and dissolved oxygen of 4.5 ppm. At high sulfide load to the bioreactor, the concentration of noneliminated methyl mercaptide increases, leading to higher sulfur particle selectivity and consequently lower sulfate selectivity.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Chemical Engineering Communications
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    ABSTRACT: The adsorption of FD&C red 2 and FD&C yellow 5 onto chitosan films was evaluated by equilibrium isotherms, thermodynamics and kinetic studies. The effects of temperature (298–328 K), initial dye concentration (50–300 mg L−1), stirring rate (50–350 rpm) and contact time (0–120 min) were investigated at pH of 2.0 and 100 mg L−1 of chitosan films. The dyes concentration was determined by spectrophotometry. Freundlich and Langmuir models were used to represent the equilibrium data. The Langmuir model was the more adequate to represent the equilibrium data (R2 > 0.99 and average relative error <2.50%) and the maximum adsorption capacities were 494.13 mg g−1 and 480.00 mg g−1 for FD&C red 2 and FD&C yellow 5, respectively, obtained at 298 K. The RL values ranged from 0.044 to 0.145. The adsorption was exothermic, spontaneous and favorable. For the FD&C red 2, 90% of saturation was attained at 120 min and the Elovich model was the more appropriate. For the FD&C yellow 5, 95% of saturation was attained at 20 min and the pseudo first–order model was the more adequate to fit the kinetic data. Chitosan films were easily separated from the liquid phase after the adsorption process, providing benefits for industrial applications, and its application range can be extended for azo dyes.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Chemical Engineering Communications
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    ABSTRACT: Densities ρ, ultrasonic speeds u and refractive indices, n for pure n-hexane, methylacrylate (MA), ethylacrylate (EA), ethylmethacrylate (EMA), butylacrylate (BA) and of their thirty six binary mixtures over the entire composition range were measured at 298.15, 303.15, 308.15 and 313.15 K. Using these data the excess molar volumes, VE, deviations in isentropic compressibilities, �ks, deviations in molar refractions, �Rm and deviations in internal pressure, �Pi were calculated for the mixtures at given temperatures. Apparent molar volumes, Vφ,2, and apparent molar compressibilities, Kφ,2 of acrylic esters in n-hexane were also calculated. Partial molar volumes, V0φ,2 and partial molar isentropic compressibilities, K0φ,2 at infinite dilution were estimated. Moreover, the optical property, partial molar refraction, R0φ,2, of the systems at infinite dilution were examined. The variations of these parameters and of the optical property suggest that the strength of interactions in these mixtures follow the sequence: MA < EA < EMA < BA.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Chemical Engineering Communications

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    ABSTRACT: Magnetite (Fe3O4) and Zn0.5Fe0.5Fe2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized via sonochemical coprecipitation reactions with moderate ultrasound irradiation. The structure and crystalline=particle sizes of the synthesized NPs were determined by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and the magnetic properties were measured by vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM). The results show that NPs of smaller size and narrower size distribution can be synthesized via coupling of moderate ultrasound irradiation in coprecipitation reactions. In addition, magnetic NPs prepared in the presence of ultrasonic irradiation exhibit improved magnetic properties.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Chemical Engineering Communications