I probably should have started the blog series with this posting, but I wanted the first post to have more substantial ChE content.
As you may have noticed, l love using Mathcad for much of my modeling needs. Therefore, I have been writing blogs on the PTC site (they sell Mathcad). If you haven't been reading that blog, you can get "caught up" here. That link takes you to the Chemical Engineering Blog space in the PTC user Community. Not all of the blogs in the ChE space are mine. If you use Mathcad, most of my blogs have links to Mathcad documents I've submitted related to the blog topic. You can download those or the pdf versions for free.
There are many reasons for moving the blog. First, it just makes better sense from the standpoint of advertising for my consulting services and publications. Second, in the PTC Community, I was "preaching to the choir" regarding the advantages of Mathcad as a programming platform. The readers there in most part already know Mathcad is great. By moving the blog here, I should get a much broader audience.
Finally, the broader audience is also in line with a broader range of blog topics. I will be recalling some of my experiences as an engineer that might be of interest to recent graduates as they start their career, i.e. mentoring anonymously. However, not everything will be "old school". I am aware that the profession is changing, so there will be some discussion of those trends and the possible future directions. The previous blogs discuss what appears to be a "new school" method of kinetic analysis using calorimetry.
I hope you find the blog interesting. Please suggest topics in the comments. Depending upon my knowledge of the subject, your suggestion may result in a post. Also, criticism is welcome. I am approving comments just to weed out the inappropriate trash talk that I see on many sites but relevant criticism will be published. Any feedback is welcome because I need to know that I'm not just posting to a vacuum.
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