Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials and energy.
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- No doubt one can claim that chemical engineering was practiced even by the ancient Greeks and Romans when they were making soap or wine, or treating ores in Lavrion or Sicily.
- Nicholas A. Peppas (6 December 2012). One Hundred Years of Chemical Engineering: From Lewis M. Norton (M.I.T. 1888) to Present. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 1. ISBN 978-94-009-2307-2.