EVERY MAD SCIENTIST’S DREAM COME TRUE
Your career probably won’t be quite so sinister, but if you’re picturing beakers, chemicals, reactions, and experiments, you’re on the right track!
Chemical plants are where many different materials are brought to life – the types of materials that are used in almost everything you use every day (one way or another). Chemical plants produce all kinds of materials, from gasoline, to plastics and rubbers, to detergents, to paper and even cement! With volatile chemical reactions taking place every single day in a chemical plant, the science behind the equipment and procedures to keep everybody safe, and to keep the product to a high quality, is incredibly complex. As a Chemical Engineer, you would design the equipment and processes that these types of plants use to create these materials, taking into consideration things like safety and the environmental impact that the process may have.