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Anybody interested to get a job? Check this out... I got this from a friend who sent a message to the members of Egyptian Chemical Engineers. Maybe some of you will be interested with it.

One of our active colleague has gathered the following job openings published in the Employer magazine-January's edition:

1. Chemical Engineer
Amreyah Cement Company (Cimpor Group)
• Good knowledge of Chemical Engineering
• Availability for displacement inside the country and abroad
• Raised capacity of organization, initiative and responsibility
• Raised capacity of relationship and team spirit
• Good knowledge of English
• Knowledge of computing, as user
Kindly send your CV to:
cvaccount@cimpor.com

2. Safety Engineer
Amreyah Cement Company (Cimpor Group)
• Good knowledge of Safety Engineering
• Availability for displacement inside the country and abroad
• Raised capacity of organization, initiative and responsibility
• Raised capacity of relationship and team spirit
• Good knowledge of English
• Knowledge of computing, as user
Kindly send your CV to:
cvaccount@cimpor.com

3. Safety / environmental Specialist
Smart Recruitment
• Requires degree in engineering, or related safety or environmental
engineering science
• Requires a minimum of one year of safety, ergonomics, or
environmental project management experience
• Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal
skills are essential
• Supervisory experience is preferred
• Ability to use computer
Kindly send your CV to:
cv@smartmea.com

4. Technical Sales Engineer
Multinational Company
• B.Sc. degree in Agriculture or Chemistry
• 1-3 years of experience in the sales field
• Fluent English
Kindly send your CV to: recruit@multi-skills.com
Please write “Technical Sales Engineer “in the subject line of your E-mail

5. Safety Engineer
Multinational Company
• B.Sc. degree in Engineering
• 2-4 years of experience in a similar position
• Very good English
Kindly send your CV to: recruit@multi-skills.com
Please write “Safety Engineer “in the subject line of your E-mail

For more information, check the employer magazine's link on the face book:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25366477166#/group.php?gid=2340874547

Many thanks to Eng. Ahmed Osama. We hope to have a lot of cooperative members.

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Green Geothermal Energy Rocks

It is a fact that geothermal energy is another energy option that can be obtained from the earth. It basically offers us, homeowners chance to go green and save money. But, for those of you who are not really sure what is geothermal energy, check out the definition below:

Geothermal power (from the Greek roots geo, meaning earth, and thermos, meaning heat) is energy generated from heat stored in the earth, or the collection of absorbed heat derived from underground. Read more about geothermal energy from wikipedia/geothermal.

Geothermal Plant outside of Iceland (courtesy of inhabitat.com)

Three interesting articles related to geothermal heating are presented below. Read it when you have the time. It's quite long but it's worth it.

BU Goes to the Center of the Earth
BU Today - United States, MA
The heat pumps work similarly to a refrigerator, using a compressor to discharge heat. During the winter, the heat exchanger removes heat from the water and ...Continue reading...


Tapping The Earth For Energy
CBS News - New York,NY,USA
Using the same compressor loop mechanism that a refrigerator has, a heat exchanger draws energy from the circulating liquid to either heat or cool a ... Continue reading...

The pump room at an apartment building in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. (MassInnovation). Adopted from cbsnews.com.


Oregon college drilling for 1st geothermal plant
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
In a binary power plant, the hot water goes through a heat exchanger, heating another material such as ammonia that boils at a low temperature, ... continue reading...

Also check out this video which shows how geothermal energy can be easily applied at your house (off course it is meant for cold climate country). A ground source heat pump can both heat and cool your home simply by drawing energy from the earth. Learn how you can achieve huge energy savings.

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The Function of Magnesium in Our Life

The following article is written by Kevin McNabb. For more details about him, please check at the end of this article.

Magnesium, an alkaline earth metal, is the ninth most abundant element in the universe by mass. It constitutes about 2% of the Earth's crust by mass, and it is the third most abundant element dissolved in seawater.

Magnesium is the 11th most abundant element by mass in the human body; its ions are essential to all living cells. The free element (metal) is not found in nature. Once produced from magnesium salts, it is now mainly obtained by electrolysis of brine and is used as an alloying agent to make aluminium-magnesium alloys, sometimes called "magnalium" or "magnelium".

A balance of magnesium is vital to the well being of all organisms. Magnesium is a relatively abundant ion in the lithosphere and is highly bioavailable in the hydrosphere. This ready availability, in combination with a useful and very unusual chemistry, may have led to its usefulness in evolution as an ion for signalling, enzyme activation and catalysis. However, the unusual nature of ionic magnesium has also led to a major challenge in the use of the ion in biological systems. Biological membranes are impermeable to Mg2+ (and other ions) so transport proteins must facilitate the flow of Mg2+, both into and out of cells and intracellular compartments.

Key Functions of Magnesium

  • Formation of bone - About two thirds of magnesium resides in bone. Researchers have found that this bone magnesium plays two very distinct roles in the support of health. Some of this magnesium contributes to the physical structure of bone, being part of the bones crystal lattice, its "scaffolding", along with calcium and phosphorous. The other portion of magnesium is found on the bone surface and acts as a storage site for magnesium that the body can draw upon during times of inadequate magnesium intake.
  • Relaxation of nerves and muscles - Magnesium and calcium act in conjunction to help to regulate nerve and muscle tone. In many nerves, magnesium serves the function of being a chemical gatekeeper; when there is enough magnesium around, calcium is blocked from rushing into the nerve cell and activating the nerve and the nerve is kept in a state of relaxation. If dietary magnesium is inadequate, the gate blocking can fail and the nerve may become overactivated. When certain nerve cells are overstimulated, they send too many messages to the muscles causing them to overcontract. This series of events helps to explain why magnesium deficiency can cause muscle soreness, tension, spasms, cramps and fatigue.
  • Other functions of magnesium - Many chemical reactions in the body involve the presence of enzymes, proteins that help to catalyze chemical reactions. Since magnesium plays a role in over 300 different enzymes, its physiological functions are very extensive and include (but are certainly not limited to) being involved in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, storage of energy in muscle cells and the proper functioning of genes. Since the metabolic role of magnesium is so ubiquitous, it is difficult to identify a body system that would not be affected by a magnesium deficiency. The digestive system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, muscles, kidney, liver and brain all rely upon magnesium to carry out their metabolic functions.

Food Sources of Magnesium

  • Pumpkin and squash seed kernels, Brazil nuts, Bran ready-to-eat cereal (100%), Halibut, Quinoa, Spinach, Almonds, Spinach, Buckwheat flour, Cashews, Soybeans, Pine nuts, Mixed nuts, White beans, Pollock, walleye, Black beans, Bulgur, Oat bran, Soybeans, Tuna, Artichokes, Peanuts, Lima beans, Beet greens, Navy beans, Tofu, Okra, Soy beverage, Cowpeas, Hazelnuts, Oat bran muffin, Great northern beans, Oat bran, Buckwheat groats, Brown rice, Haddock

The magnesium content of plants varies considerably with how much magnesium is in the soil where the plants are grown.

Much of the magnesium content in food is lost during processing - milling removes approximately 59% of the magnesium from whole wheat.

Cooking foods in water also causes magnesium to leach out during the cooking process.


Recommended Daily Usage

  • 0-6 months - 50mg
  • 6-12 months - 70mg
  • 1-10 years - 150-250mg
  • 11-18 years - 300-400mg
  • 18 years + - 300-400mg
  • pregnant / lactating - + 150mg
  • Therapeutic Range: 50mg - 2500mg+

Nutritional Safety

  • Deficiency (Not enough Magnesium): Poor dietary intake of magnesium is a common cause of deficiency as are gastrointestinal tract problems such as malabsorption, diarrhea and ulcerative colitis. Physical stresses such as trauma, cold stress and surgery can also contribute to a magnesium deficiency as can kidney disease and alcoholism. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency can impact many physiological processes since this mineral plays such a wide variety of roles in the body. Common symptoms involve changes in muscle and nerve function such as muscle weakness, spasm and tremor. Since the heart is a muscle it can also experience compromised functioning concomitant with magnesium deficiency which can result in arrhythmia, irregular contractions and increased heart rate. Softening and weakening of bone can be the result of a deficiency since magnesium plays an important role in the maintenance of bone structure. Included among other symptoms of magnesium deficiency are imbalanced blood sugar, elevated fats in the bloodstream, elevated blood pressure, headaches, seizures, depression, nausea, vomiting and lack appetite.
  • Toxicity (Too much Magnesium): Diarrhea is the most commonly experienced toxicity symptom associated with high intake of magnesium. It is most frequently seen when magnesium is taken as a dietary supplement rather than from food sources. While diarrhea can occur at lower supplemental doses, in research studies the doses of magnesium associated with diarrhea range from 1,000-5,000 miligrams. In addition, generalized symptoms such as increased drowsiness or a sense of weakness may be attributable to magnesium toxicity.

My next article entitled "The Function of Selenium in our Life" will examine the role of Selenium in good nutrition.

See you on the Beaches of the World,

Kevin McNabb

Kevin McNabb is the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto-based http://www.GlobalHealthMgmt.com a health, wellness, beauty, and personal care e-commerce site. He is a network marketer, author, freelance writer, and offers seminars and Internet training programs on personal development for the network marketing industry. For more information on the topic of this article, please see http://www.globalhealthmgmt.com/Vitamins_Supplements.html

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Why Chemical Engineers Don't Write Cookbooks?

How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies - Chemical Engineer Style!!!

1) 532.35 cm3 gluten
2) 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3) 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4) 236 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5) 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6) 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
7) 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechnic aldehyde
8) 2 calcium carbonated-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein ovoids
9) 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao
10) 236 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

Instruction

To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation. In a second 2-L reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 10 rpm, add ingredients four, five, six and seven until the mixture is homogeneous. To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three equal volumes of the homogeneous mixture in reactor #1. Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction. Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300x600mm). Heat in a 460K oven for period of time that is in agreement with Frank and Johnston's first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown. Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium.

My respond...

I read this before years before, but I forgot about it until the 4th quarter last year, a lecturer in one of the Introduction to Engineering classes showed this interesting, mmmm or rather I say amazing article to her students. I received a copy of it and shared it with all of you here. In case you are not sure of some of the technical names, let me provide some of the tough terms translation...

gluten = flour
NaHCO3 = Sodium bicarbonate / baking powder
halite = salt
partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride = butter/margerine
C12H22O11 = sugar
methyl ether of protocatechnic aldehyde = vanilla essence
calcium carbonated-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein ovoids = eggs
theobroma cacao = cocoa
de-encapsulated legume meats = nuts
reactor vessel (reactor #1) = mixing bowl

Isn't this interesting? Isn't it amazing...?

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Researcher / Post Doc For Hire...

Chemical Reaction Engineering Group (CREG), the research group I'm currently working with, is looking for qualified Post Doc (Post Doctoral) to work with them on key research areas. Post Doc can be local citizen and foreign people. If you have a pH.D and come from strong research back ground in fields related to chemical engineering, chemistry or biochemistry, feel free to apply. Fantastic remuneration will be offered depending on your experience. If you are not Malaysian, you need to have either IELTS or Toffle to verify your English proficiency.

For further information or query, please contact: profnoraishah@yahoo.com or fadhzir@yahoo.com

You can also inquire by replying to this post. I'll help as much as I can.

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SOMCHE 2009 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHEMICAL AND BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING (ICCBPE-2009)

SOMCHE 2009, which will be in August, will be organized by Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). It is an annual event not to be missed by national chemical engineers.


Objectives of this event are:
- To share findings on advanced product design, development and recovery for natural resources.
- To produce a conference proceeding that can be a reference to the students and researchers.
- To serve as a forum for industries and researchers to exchange ideas.

Theme:
Advanced product design, development and recovery for natural resources.

Introduction

The technologies of chemical and bioprocess engineering are now a days moving at a tremendous pace by offering new features and performance improvement in chemical industries. Competition between manufacturers and a universal recognition of the need for research and development are the reasons for the fast movement in the current technology. Process is being made in understanding process performance and also in the rapid development of bio-products for the new frontier products. Realizing the importance of the win-win situation, 23rd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE) 2009 in conjection with the 3 rd International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE-2009) will be organized by School of engineering and information technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


23rd Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE) 2009

in conjunction with


3rd International Conference on chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE)


ORGANIZER:

Chemical Engineering Programme, School Of Engineering & Information Technology, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH, 88999 KOTA KINABALU SABAH,MALAYSIA

CO-ORGANISER:
Centre of Materials & Minerals, School Of Engineering & Information Technology, UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH, 88999 KOTA KINABALU, SABAH, MALAYSIA

VENUE :
Sutera Harbour Golf Resort,
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
www.suteraharbour.com


DATE : 12th –14th August 2009

If you have any interesting research or ideas related to the program theme, I highly encourage you to participate in this conference. I myself, may consider to present a technical paper in the conference but I should prepare an abstract and submit it before 30th January 2009. Acceptance of abstract will be on 15th February 2009 while receipt of full paper will be expected at 31st March 2009. I'll update this post accordingly to provide more information.

For further information, please refer to the official >> website.
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