## Biomass Gasification

In this chemical engineering/energy engineering blog post, we discuss biomass gasification, an energy conversion technique that can be used to produce hydrogen gas and other valuable chemicals.

## Nuclear Binding Energy and the Semi-Empirical Mass Formula

In this nuclear physics/engineering blog post, we discuss the Bethe-Weizsäcker mass formula, a semi-empirical approach to nuclear binding energy first proposed in the 1930s.

## Tokamaks and the Grad-Shafranov Equation

In this nuclear physics/engineering blog post, we discuss the Grad-Shafranov equation, a seminal result in the theory of applied nuclear fusion, and how it can be used to model toroidal reactors known as tokamaks.

## Aldohexoses: Classification, Haworth Projections, and Chair Conformations

In this biochemistry/organic chemistry blog post, we discuss the basic theory of carbohydrates, emphasizing the various ways – Fischer projections, Haworth projections, chair conformations – that can be used to represent these molecules.

## Chemical Equilibrium Thermodynamics and Extent of Reaction: Step by Step

In this chemical engineering blog post, we present a step-by-step rundown of how to compute equilibrium molar fractions in equilibrium thermodynamics problems. Two sets of sample calculations are included.

In this surface chemistry blog post, we discuss the basics of adsorption theory and some of the most common adsorption isotherm models. Also included is a solved example showing how the BET isotherm can be used to compute surface area.

## Electrode Kinetics and the Tafel Equation

In this chemistry blog post, we discuss the Tafel equation, a seminal result is electrochemical kinetics. Two example problems are included.

## A Quick Introduction to Convective Mass Transfer Correlations

In this blog post, we provide a concise introduction to some of the most common convective mass transfer correlations. Three solved examples are included.

## Step-Growth Polymerization, the Carothers Equation, and the Flory-Schulz Distribution

In this chemistry blog post, we discuss step-growth polymerization and two simple models used to analyze this phenomenon: The Carothers equation and the Flory-Schulz distribution. Also included is a brief discussion on gel points.

## Bioreactors and Batch Enzyme Conversion

In this bioprocess engineering blog post, we discuss batch reactor theory and how it can be conjugated to enzyme kinetics to predict extent of conversion. A simple economic analysis example is included.

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