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The chemical engineering profession

The chemical engineer deals with the transformation of raw materials into useful products that have an impact on virtually every facet of human life. Many of these products are commodities obtained from oil and natural gas, such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics, liquid and gaseous fuels, synthetic fibers and plastics. While the petrochemical industry will continue to provide employment for many scientists and engineers, the chemical engineer must be prepared to participate in the development of the newer and emerging technologies, such as those based on ceramics, biochemicals, and electronic materials. Also, the chemical engineer needs to be increasingly conversant with problems of energy conservation and environmental pollution.

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