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Renewable Energy to Chemical Feedstock Via Electrolysis: Sustainable Carbon Sequestration
The current level of research effort and political pressure for carbon capture is substantial. A number of large-scale demonstrations are underway around the world and the subterranean storage of the captured carbon dioxide in its supercritical state appears to be successful. This presentation will examine the possibility of using renewable power to power electrolysers that can generate not only hydrogen and oxygen from water but can also be used to reduce CO2 directly to produce synthesis gas and pure oxygen.
Extremely Durable Air Electrode Design Based on Cobalt Oxide Nanowires for Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries
Dong Un Lee
The advanced air breathing electrode based on 3-dimensional Co3O4 nanowire (NW) arrays directly grown on stainless steel mesh current collector is developed for extremely durable rechargeable zinc-air battery applications. Individual Co3O4 NW consisting of smaller crystallites are mesoporous in nature and are highly active towards both the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER).
The August Issue of Can. J. Chem. Eng. is Now Available!
The August 2015 issue highlights the article by Vikhansky and Splawski. They developed an adaptive discretization algorithm for population balances that can be combined with multiphase CFD codes. The authors show how their approach is useful to model multiphase multidisperse flow processes.
Nominations Needed for Brand New CSC Award!
The CSC has approved the new Tom Ziegler Award, to be presented for the first time in 2016! It will be presented, in honour of Prof. Tom Ziegler (1945-2015), to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to computational or theoretical chemistry while working in Canada. Nominations are due by September 30, 2015.
The top-paying STEM jobs for recent college graduates
STEM jobs — those requiring a science, technology, engineering, or math-related degree — not only account for 6.2 per cent of jobs in the United States as of 2014, many of them pay wages well above the U.S. all-occupations average, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What can newly-minted professionals embarking on STEM careers expect to earn?
The pros and cons of online engineering masters degrees
Many engineers are opting to start their masters in an attempt to stay ahead in the post-2008 economy. With a master's degree, students are able to gain a level of specialization or management overview that can make them invaluable in industry. However, finding the time and money to get on campus everyday can be difficult, especially if interferes with work.
Fortunately, the technology behind online education has made leaps and bounds to the point where schools and industry treat both degrees interchangeably.
6 timeless tips that will help simplify your job search
The irony of job search advice: There's so much available that you don't have to spend more than four seconds Googling about before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another.
Yet, at the same time, there's so much available (some of which completely contradicts other advice you'll find) that it can easily overwhelm you. Which, in fact, is probably the exact opposite outcome you're looking for when you go sleuthing for genuinely useful counsel in the first place.
Wages are falling in Canada
Canadians' average weekly earnings saw an unusually steep fall in May, according to data from Statistics Canada.
The latest survey of payroll employment, earnings and hours found wages dropped by 0.6 per cent from April to May, to $948 on average per week.
Wages are still up 1.4 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier, but only five of the 10 largest industrial sectors of the economy saw any wage growth during that time, StatsCan said.
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