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chemical engineering

noun
1.
the science or profession of applying chemistry to industrial processes.
Origin of chemical engineering
1900-1905
1900-05
Related forms
chemical engineer, noun
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  • At graduation, he may say, “I'm going into chemical engineering construction.”

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  • Thus, in 1888 a new course was established in chemical engineering.

  • This may be attained by the two processes usual in such a problem of chemical engineering, viz.

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  • There is also considerable room for improvement in the methods of chemical engineering usually employed.

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British Dictionary definitions for chemical engineering

chemical engineering

noun
1.
the branch of engineering concerned with the design, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of the plant and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
Derived Forms
chemical engineer, noun
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chemical engineering in Science
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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