Chemical engineers apply the principles of chemistry along with physics, mathematics, and related disciplines to the production or use of chemicals and other products. They design chemical manufacturing equipment, plan and test manufacturing methods, and supervise production. They may also work in other including energy production, electronics, food, and paper manufacturing, as well as health care, biotechnology, and business services.
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Environmental engineers help develop solutions to environmental issues such as water and air pollution, recycling, and waste disposal through the use of biology and chemistry principles. They conduct hazardous water management studies and develop regulations, design municipal water supply and industrial waste water treatment systems, research the environmental impact of proposed construction, and perform quality control checks.