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Chemical Engineers - They Save Lives Too




I would consider the profession of a chemical engineer very noble, probably just next to a medical professional and researchers in terms of nobility. Am I going overboard in exalting my own kind? No, I am being realistic.

Do you know that a lot of chemical engineers are directly employed in the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical intermediate industries. A lot of life saving drugs or their intermediates are made directly under the supervision of chemical engineers and in plants designed and built by them.

That in their own indirect way chemical engineers save millions of lives from disease is something that needs to be recognized and commended. A lot of the common chemicals produced industrially on a large scale are utilized by the pharmaceutical industry for producing life saving drugs.

A few of the most common chemicals used in the pharmaceutical industry are listed below:

  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Alcohols (ethanol, propanol, isopropanol)
  • Phenol
  • Aldehydes
  • Ammonia
  • Amines

And many more...

So if you are a chemical engineer, take pride in the fact that in some way or the other, you are ensuring the well being of your fellow human beings.

I am attaching an article titled "Chemicals in Medicines" which provides a brief introduction of a few common chemicals utilized in the pharmaceutical industry.

Hope to have some comments from the valued readers of "Cheresources".

Regards,

Ankur

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