Shilpi

What are the common myths about Chemical Engineers and their work?

Can you clear this myth confusion

by Shilpi
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What are the common myths about Chemical Engineers and their work?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
Chemical engineering is one of the most diverse branch of engineering. The work and responsibilities of chemical engineers are as follows:-

Research- Research engineers work with chemists to develop new ideas and new products. They may come up with a new material or a better way to produce exiting products. The mass production of antibiotics , for example was made possible by chemical engineers in research.
Production- The manufacture of chemicals requires continuous supervision. Production engineers are always answering questions such as if the product is of the specified purity; if the production rate is what it should be; if control instruments are performing properly and if the process is as safe as possible.
Design- Design engineers create the process that converts a raw material into a final product. Chemists invented the many synthetic fibers we use today, but chemical engineers designed the plants that produce them at an affordable cost.
Development- Chemical engineers look for ways to improve new or existing processes. The greening of much of the third world is due to a big reduction in the cost of ammonia production, which made it possible for poorer nation to manufacture important fertilizer.
Technical Sales- Why is not our product doing what it is supposed to for our customers? Could our new product be used more economically than current materials? Why did that new paint peel from one house?Sales engineers answer such questions. People skills, as well as technical ability are very important for these chemical engineers.
Management- Many chemical engineers are promoted to management positions. While less involved in technology, they make policy and business decisions. For instance some chemical engineers work in hospitals to find the best method of administering a particular drug to patient.
Teaching- Chemical engineers can also work as technical writers, teachers and professors.

In order to post replies to the question: "What are the common myths about Chemical Engineers and their work?"

Post Reply

Latest ANSWERS

I am a class 12 commerce student willing to pursue B.com , some colleges are offering 3 year B.com general courses while others Bcom(hons) courses. I am confused as to what to study .Please suggest the pros and cons of the two.

Hello Shreya,  Good question asked. Please note that Honors is the most toughest course. As the subjects are more indepth. At the sametime a stud .. read more

IS PSYCHOLOGY AFTER 12TH A GOOD OPTION AND WHAT STRUGGLES ARE THERE AS YOU ARE A PSYCHOLOGIST

Hello Dhruvraj,  Please note struggle is a part and parcel in evvery field you could think of. Nothing new in the field of psychology. But in psy .. read more

Does design have a scope in India

Hello Sumaiya,  The scope of a field is decided on the basis of whether it can be taken forward naturally and creatively. In terms of Design .. read more

I want to take only Computers science where should I go if unable to crack iit advance? Jee main rank: 13094

Hi Shubham   If you are interested in computers sciences , actually there are many courses other than BTech , ofcourse Btech would remain your fi .. read more
Most Popular

I have passed 12th with 74% mark. I have choice to join BTech or BSc physics. kindly suggest me what should I choose out of the 2. i am flexible with my career profile as an engineer or as a lecturer.

Hi Dear, Congratulations! As I care for your career, I would like to tell you that 74% is pretty average score nowadays when most of the students to w .. read more

Which are the best colleges for interior designing in India?

Some of the leading institutes in Interior Designing includes IIFT, Pearl Academy, Lovely Professional University, Apeejey university etc. You have th .. read more

How is the typical day of a Corporate Lawyer?

 hii i am miss ravika can yoy help me   .. read more

To become a fashion designer or an airhostess

The choice on your career is with you only. It is all about your interest and talent.  In my view a career in fashion designing gives you more op .. read more
Caching Date: 5/24/2017 4:18:08 AM