Chemical Engineering

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    • 13th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes
      6-9 July 2014, Brisbane, Australia
    • ILSEPT - 2nd International Conference on Ionic Liquids in Separation and Purification Technology
      June 29 – July 2, 2014, Toronto, Canada

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Nominations Open for the 2014 Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award. Read more

Journal of Hazardous Materials: New cover voted for by authors. Read more

Computers and Chemical Engineering Best Paper Award: Nominations due by 28 February 2014. Read more

New Journal now accepting submissions: Journal of Water Process Engineering. Read more

Rong Wang joins Journal of Membrane Science as Editor. Read more

New Associate Editors for Hydrometallurgy: Jae-chun Lee and Gamini Senanayake. Read more

Mauricio Torem takes over as new Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mineral Processing. Read more

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Synthesis and surface engineering of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications • Review article
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ZFN, TALEN, and CRISPR/Cas-based methods for genome engineering • Review article
Trends in Biotechnology, Volume 31, Issue 7, July 2013, Pages 397-405 | Gaj, T.; Gersbach, C.A.; Barbas, C.F.

Hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials for ethanol production: a review • Article
Bioresource Technology, Volume 83, Issue 1, May 2002, Pages 1-11 | Sun, Y.; Cheng, J.

Biodiesel production: a review • Article
Bioresource Technology, Volume 70, Issue 1, October 1999, Pages 1-15 | Ma, F.; Hanna, M.A.

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