Spring into the April issue of The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJCE) with this month’s Editor’s Choice article, “A robust neural network model for fault detection in the presence of mislabelled data.” “This work presents a semi-supervised robust artificial neural network for detecting and isolating faults in the presence of mislabelled data. The proposed method minimizes the influence of incorrectly labelled data in the supervisory labels by harnessing data quality features and enabling quality-based weightage in model training.” Check it out now, as it is only free to read for the month of April.

April’s first issue highlight is “Automated nanofibre sizing by multi-image processing and deep learning with revised UNet model,”  which “reports an automated tool to measure the size distribution of electrospun nanofibres by simultaneous multi-image processing. This tool determines the diameters of nanofibres using deep learning based on a UNet model. The revised UNet deep learning approach is more accurate than existing methods when compared to experimental data.” This highlighted article is open access, so please read, share, and cite widely!

Next the issue features “The effect of NaCl and HPAM solution concentration on HPAM gel structure degradation by ultrasonic waves.” This article “examines the effect of ultrasonic waves on partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) gel degradation, highlighting the roles of NaCl and HPAM solution concentrations” and the insights found therein “are pivotal for understanding the degradation dynamics in fields like enhanced oil recovery and environmental management.” Read, download, and share this open access article today.

Finally, April’s highlights turn to “Use of molecular simulation for evaluating adsorption equilibrium of inhalation anaesthetic agents on metal–organic frameworks,” in which “metal–organic frameworks were studied as alternatives to zeolites and activated carbon for adsorptive removal of wasted inhalation anaesthetic agents.” “Inhalation anaesthetic agents…comprise a class of substances that have recently gained increasing popularity over intravenous and gaseous anaesthetics. The most popular members of this family include sevoflurane and desflurane.” Delve deeper into this subject by reading the open access full text online!

 Virtual Issue: Trending Topics in Chemical Engineering

Our latest virtual issue, Trending Topics in Chemical Engineering: 2022–2024, is free to read now! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to discover 16 articles “that have piqued the interest of the chemical engineering community, with elevated reads, downloads, and citations.” The issue covers a wide range of fascinating topics in chemical engineering, from exploring electrochemical cells in “Electrolyte migration through electrochemical membranes: Potential source of error in batch electrochemical cells” to synthesis and precipitation of vital substances in “One-step hydrothermal synthesis of a green NiCo-LDHs-rGO composite for the treatment of lead ion in aqueous solutions” and “Precipitation of lithium phosphate from lithium solution by using sodium phosphate.” The virtual issue also include a variety of the ever-popular review articles published in the CJCE, including titles such as “Propagating input uncertainties into parameter uncertainties and model prediction uncertainties—A review” and “Synthesis and characterization of polyolefin thermoplastic elastomers: A review.” The collection is free to read until May 15, so don’t miss out!