Chemical Engineering

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The Chemical Engineering Department at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) develops technology and performs services for the petroleum, chemical, power and alternative fuels industries. SwRI supports "concept to commercialization" technology development through process simulation, laboratory investigations, bench-scale development, and the design and operation of pilot and demonstration plants.

To serve these technical projects, SwRI operates laboratories for process, physical, chemical and biological studies. We offer hydrocarbon characterization, physical property determination and unique analytical testing. A new chemical engineering center includes 40,000 square feet of high-bays, laboratories and office space.

Jimell Erwin, Director

Chemical Engineering Technical Strengths

Specialty Areas in the Chemical Engineering Department

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Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 11 technical divisions.
04/16/14