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heres my problem... I want to study chemical engineering and i was just thinking about the careers i could go onto after i graduate.so, I have a strong passion for the preservation of the environment and i was wondering if this even exsist, working for a company where i can develop processes, machines like scrubbers. or improve the quality of exsisting machines which cut down on harmful emissions. Am i deluded or does this actually exsist..

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heres my problem... I want to study chemical engineering and i was just thinking about the careers i could go onto after i graduate.so, I have a strong passion for the preservation of the environment and i was wondering if this even exsist, working for a company where i can develop processes, machines like scrubbers. or improve the quality of exsisting machines which cut down on harmful emissions. Am i deluded or does this actually exsist..

I really hope this OP makes sense😀
Hi

Yes there is - what you are describing is 'Environmental Engineering'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_engineering
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Hi

Yes there is - what you are describing is 'Environmental Engineering'
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_engineering
ohh i received a reply from another post and they said green chemistry. i heard about environmental engineering but i want to keep my career path open. is there any way i could do chemical engineering and persue this career,

what skills would chemical engineering provide me with that would help me achieve my career goals.
is environmental engineering a undergaduate course as inwould rather do it as a postgraduate course
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ohh i received a reply from another post and they said green chemistry. i heard about environmental engineering but i want to keep my career path open. is there any way i could do chemical engineering and persue this career,

what skills would chemical engineering provide me with that would help me achieve my career goals.
is environmental engineering a undergaduate course as inwould rather do it as a postgraduate course
is doing chemical engineering any good or am i better in sticking to environmental engineering/green chemistry. and also if so would chemical engineering help me gain knowledge that could allow me to persue my career and how?
really sorry all the questions
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I think you can get into a field to do with the environment, for example developing green fuel, or biodegradable materials or something. I'm not an engineer (yet) so i me not an expert on this kind of stuff.
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is doing chemical engineering any good or am i better in sticking to environmental engineering/green chemistry. and also if so would chemical engineering help me gain knowledge that could allow me to persue my career and how?
really sorry all the questions
Yes chemical engineering is good

Just so you know I'm a physicist not an engineer so can only give you general advice (and I advise you research this in more depth), but to my understanding

Green chemistry = General term. Its describes chemistry/engineering for a sustainable environment

Environmental engineering= Specific term. Its engineering focusing on solutions to environmental problems

and there are two main areas of environmental engineering
(1) chemical - which focuses on the chemistry side of thing, so water and air treatment
(2) civil - focuses on stuff like hydrology, waste management etc.

So a chemical engineer can work on environmental engineering problems. Here's some links explaining about chemical engineers careers:

http://www.theguardian.com/careers/w...-engineer-does
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/chemical_...escription.htm
https://jobs.telegraph.co.uk/article...l-engineering/

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Yes chemical engineering is good

Just so you know I'm a physicist not an engineer so can only give you general advice (and I advise you research this in more depth), but to my understanding

Green chemistry = General term. Its describes chemistry/engineering for a sustainable environment

Environmental engineering= Specific term. Its engineering focusing on solutions to environmental problems

and there are two main areas of environmental engineering
(1) chemical - which focuses on the chemistry side of thing, so water and air treatment
(2) civil - focuses on stuff like hydrology, waste management etc.

So a chemical engineer can work on environmental engineering problems. Here's some links explaining about chemical engineers careers:

http://www.theguardian.com/careers/w...-engineer-does
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/chemical_...escription.htm
https://jobs.telegraph.co.uk/article...l-engineering/

Hope this helped
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amazing people's like you is what the world is in dire need of
aww ty

I forgot to add to my post, topics covered in a chemical engineering degree (as with any degree) will vary somewhat from uni to uni so its gd advice to look up what topics you would cover on uni websites (they normally list what modules are covered in their degrees) when deciding which uni is best for you. For example, some unis may cover specific environmental issues you are interested in more than others.
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