Welcome to Chemical Engineering
One of the key sectors in the economies of the English-speaking Caribbean is the process industry. Thus, the petroleum and natural gas industries effectively control the economy in Trinidad and Tobago, and the minerals industry (bauxite, cement, etc.) is of prime importance in Jamaica, with sugar and food having an impact in all territories.
In addition to these industries however, there is a wide range of operations in the medium and small-scale process categories, such as soaps and detergents, paints, pharmaceuticals, oils and fats, etc. The discipline of chemical engineering is concerned with the design, construction and operation of all the processes involved in these industries. Serious considerations are given in all of these industries to safety and environmental protection.