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chemical engineering


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of engineering that deals with the technology of large-scale chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and operation of industrial process plants, and the physical, chemical and biological processes to create substances or energy in a useful and economic form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of engineering that is concerned with the design and construction and operation of the plants and machinery used in industrial chemical processes
  • n. the activity of applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems


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