Chemical Engineering and How it Contributes to Fight COVID-19


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Food Processing, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare are among the fields in chemical engineering.

Miranda McRae, Staff Writer

Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes.

This includes designing certain equipment, systems, and processes for refining raw materials. This also includes mixing, compounding, and processing chemicals to make valuable products. Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the production or the use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.

Chemical engineers can work in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, food processing, specialty chemicals, biotechnology, and many other fields. 

Chemical engineers have even played a part when it comes to fighting COVID-19. Chemical engineers have played a part in trying to figure out what environment the coronavirus can survive in. They have studied coronavirus in waste and wastewater treatments. The biggest thing is chemical engineers have expanded their research because of this pandemic. Specifically, chemical engineers have contributed to the vaccine of COVID-19 and studying ways to control the coronavirus. Most chemical engineers are getting out of their comfort zone as they have to find other ways to study the coronavirus. A lot of this information was not taught to them in any of their classes during school.

Chemical engineers have been working so hard to help out everyone to fight COVID-19. Due to this pandemic being so large many chemical engineers have been working nonstop and out of their comfort zone to help many others. These engineers deserve a large round of applause because just like many others they are fighting to get rid of COVID-19. These engineers work day and night to help everyone else and they really don’t get the recognition they deserve for doing this. I do hope with the work of everyone, COVID-19 will be beaten soon.