• Welcome to ChemEngineering

About the organizer of this wiki:

Milton Beychok
I am a retired chemical engineer living with my wife in Newport Beach, California. My professional career included 20 years as a manager of process design with the Fluor Corporation, a worldwide engineering and construction company, followed by 25 years of independent consulting.

My primary expertise was in the process design of petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and natural gas processing plants. For the last 12 years or so of my consulting work, my primary focus was the environmental aspects of the hydrocarbon processing industry. My clients included almost every major oil company in the United States as well as most of the major environmental consulting firms.

I am a long-time Fellow member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE) and a graduate of Texas A & M University. I have published a good many engineering articles in technical magazines and journals. I have also published two textbooks, namely:
  • Fundamentals Of Stack Gas Dispersion : This book was first published in 1979 and is now in its fourth edition (released in 2005). It was available in a book form until 2011 and currently it is only available as a downloadable PDF from www.air-dispersion.com. The book has been purchased in 84 countries and is currently available in 233 libraries worldwide. It has been referenced or cited as an educational resource more than 880 times in the technical literature and on the Internet, including 34 regulatory publications of state or national governmental agencies worldwide. It has also been used as recommended reading or a textbook in 61 university courses. It is also listed in the Open Library, the LibraryThing, Goodreads, the Wageningen University Library, the Internet Archive, citeulike and ResearchGate.
  • Aqueous Wastes From Petroleum and Petrochemical Plants : This book was published in 1967 and is now out of print. However, copies are available in most large university libraries.

About this wiki

My goal for this wiki is to have selected other engineers (active or retired) join this wiki and:
  • Collaborate with me by offering suggestions on how to improve the chemical engineering articles already existing in this wiki or by actually revising them.
  • Write new high-quality, informational articles about chemical engineering and related subjects.

Anyone requesting membership in this wiki must do so under their real name (rather than a pseudonym) and must provide me with a brief biography of their educational and/or work experience. The biography should be at least 5 to 6 sentences, My email address is: mbeychok [at sign] cox.net