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How does an engineer use chemistry?

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An engineer uses chemistry to transform raw materials into usable products such as plastics, drugs, fertilizers, foods and petrochemicals. Engineers use chemistry to design and construct plants and to design and perform experiments, with the aim of creating innovative and improved methods of production, resource conservation and pollution control.

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Chemistry helps engineers create processes that are environmentally friendly or more profitable and more efficient. It's also useful when it comes to industrial research; waste management; and in the production, transformation, transportation and proper use of chemicals. With the help of chemistry, engineers create materials and techniques essential in fields such as fuel cell, nanotechnology and bioengineering.

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