Chemical Engineering and Music

ChemicalEngineering and Music

Musichas verymanydefinitionsallvaryingwiththe individual,butgenerallymusicis theartof arrangingtonesin an orderlysequencethat producesa unifiedandcontinuouscomposition.Musicis a sciencesince itis exactandhas exactstructures.Ithas a chart,a graphwith frequencies,intensities,melody,volumechangesandharmonycombinedwiththeexactcontrol.Musicis mathematicssince its rhythmsaresubdividedinto fractionsof timewhich are done.Musicis a foreignlanguagethat usessymbolsto makepeopleunderstandirrespective of thelanguageused.Musicis historythat enablescapturevariousenvironmentsandtimesof its creation.Musicis a physicaleducationwhichenablespeopletomove vigorouslytheir bodypartswhiledancing.Musicis an artin which peopleareabletocreateemotionssuchas humanism andtofeeltousethetechniquesavailable.

Engineeringis thescienceandtechnology of designing,buildingandusingof structures,machines,andengines.Itinvolvescoordinatingtheequipmentandsubstancesartfully to bringout something new.Chemistryon theotherhandis thesciencethat identifiessubstancesof which matterismadeof, investigatestheir propertiesandthewaysin which theyinteract,combineandchangeandusetheprocessesto bringout newproducts.Chemistry is alsothecomplexemotionalandpsychologicalprocessesamong people.Chemicalengineeringthusis a branchof scienceandtechnology that isconcernedwith thedesign,maintenanceandoperationof industrialchemicalplantsandmachineryusedin industrialchemicalreactionsto solvepracticalproblemsandmakenewproducts.Itinvolvesproducingsubstancesin largescalesforimprovementof humanbeingsconditions.Itismainlyappliedin thefollowingindustries,chemical,petroleum,pharmacyandelectronics(Powell 46).

Chemicalengineersdevelopandoperateprocessesto comeup with productsthat rangefrom integratedcircuits,disease-fightingdrugsto fuelcells.Chemicalengineersare thepeoplewhotranslatechemicalprocessfoundin laboratoriesinto practicalareusedforcommercialproductionandsustainability of life.Theyfoundin allfieldsof lifein food,fuel,chemicals,pharmaceuticals musicamong others (Powell 47). Whatis thusthelinkbetween chemistry engineeringandmusic?Theinformationbelowis a descriptionof therelationshipbetween themusicandchemicalengineering.

Thefirstsimilarityis creativity. In bothfields,exactnewproductsare produced.Amusiciancreatesnewmusicfrom their ownideas.Achemicalengineercomesup with a newprocessto manufacturea drugorfuel.Abetterproductisproducedin bothinstances.Amusicianwill alwayscreatemusicthat arousesmoreintensein emotionalfeelingsandexcitement.Theyare bothmeantto improveandmakelifemorecomfortableforpeople.Theyare bothmetin creatingjoyandvaluein people.Music,as wella newchemicalprocess,is metto createa moresustainable andfulfilling environmentforpeople.Theymakepeoplelivesmoresatisfying.Theefficientchemicalprocessmakesworkeasierforpeopleandthusimprovestheir livesdrastically (Powell 60). Music,on theotherhand,is an estheticthatmakespeopleappreciatetheir surrounding andthusappreciatelife.Musicandchemicalengineeringare bothcareersandthusa sourceof livelihoodforpeopleoutthere.

Theybothinvolvethe useof chemistry in derivingtheir outcome.Chemistry is thecompositionandchemicalpropertiesof anysubstanceincludingmusic.Musicproducersknowwhatfrequencies,tonesandrhythmsto usein orderto trigger thechemicalreactionin thelistenersmind.Chemicalengineers,on the other hand, studythechemicalcompositionsof anymaterialandusetheinformationderivedto comeup with a newandbetterproduct.Bothof them usechemistry to comeup with newandbetterproducts.Chemicalengineersusethechemistry with engineeringin orderto manufacturematerialsandproductsessentialforthemodernsociety.Chemist helpsthem to discoverthechemicalreactionsof allmaterialsby theproductsaremadeof. Chemicalengineersthususetheknowledgeof chemicalprocessesanddeveloptheequipmentto allowthechemicalreactionsto workmoreeconomically (Powell 49). Chemistry processessuchas distillation areusedin anymanufacturing.Polymer substancesusedin biometrics manufacturingisbasedon chemistry knowledge.Theymakeanddesignnewprocesses,instruments,andfacilities.

Musicandchemistry seemto havenoconnection,butthatis not thecase.Chemistry is alsothecomplexpsychologicalandemotionalinteractionof people.Musicthusdealswith thecomplexemotionsof humanbeings.Chemicalengineeringcan be musicwhena chemicalengineerisinvolvedinthe musicindustry.Achemicalengineerisabletousechemicalreactionsto producebetterproductsforthesocietymusicalinstrumentsincluded.Amusiciandoesnot haveto haveto singto be calledone,buttheycan beinvolvedin makingmusicalinstruments.Themusicinstruments,for example, whenmakingthem chemistry is applied.Thesoundqualityanddurabilityis alldeterminedbythematerialstheyaremadeof. An exampleof a musicinstrumentthat is influencedby chemistry is theStradivarius violins(Powell 51). Theinimitablesounditproducesislinkedtothe chemicaltreatmentof woodandvarnish usedforfinishing.

Chemicalscienceisusedin finishingof musicinstruments.Themodernonesare electroplated to ensuretheyhavebestsoundqualityandlooks.Theyarecoatedwith thinlayersof silver, nickel,copper andgoldcombinations,at timesanda solutionof differentmetalionsandfinallyapplyingof electriccurrent.Stringsare alsomadeby useof chemistry.Guitar stringsforexamplein the19th centuryweremadeusingthebiopolymers obtainedfrom theanimalintestines.Nowadaysthere strings madeof syntheticpolymers. Metalstringsare thebeststringssince theyproducetheclearestandintensesound.To improvetheir functioning,themetalcordsare coveredbythe polymer.Metalalloysstringsproducedto preventcorrosion. All theaboveis theworkof chemicalengineersapplytheir chemistry knowledgein producingandupgradingthemusicinstruments.Theydevelopmakeup,andspecialtheatereffectsformovieproductions.Theydevelopsyntheticmaterialsformanufacturing,restoringandmaintainingmusicalinstrumentsandforusein electroniccomponents,amplifiers,andspeakers.Chemicalengineersare thusmusiciansin a waysince theyare theoneswhodevelopthesenewandexcitingmusicinstruments(Powell 54).

Musicis a compositionof frequencies,tonesandrhythmsthat our brainidentifiesandenjoys.There are two chemicalsdopamine andserotonin releasedby brainduemusic.Musiccontrolsthedopamine a neurotransmitter andserotonin which controlsmoods.There is,therefore, amusicreactioncombinationwhichis themusic,consciousmind,dopamine andserotonin musicis usedin chemistry classesto bringout maximumresponse.Thesetwo chemicalscan be producedby chemicalengineers.Amusicproducermust be ableto coordinatethefrequencies,tonesandrhythmsavailablein orderto bringout thechemicalreactionrequiredin thelistenersmind.Varioussongsbringout variouschemicalreactionsinbrain.Differentsongssuitdifferentagesof people.Differentsongscallfordifferentsituations.Forexample,thebluesare meantto reduceanxiety.Dopamine is producedbythe brainfrom theamino acidsandtransmitssignalsfrom one neuron to thenextthrough braincircuits.Dopamine isabletotrigger all thebrainpartsof an individual.Thetheoryof super-stimulus explainshowmusicprovidesa listenerwith theabilityto processinformationunconsciously.Theinformationprocessedisabletomodulatethelistener’semotionalresponseto speech.Music,therefore,canbe usedto improvetheperformanceof a chemicalengineerby activatingtheir moods(Powell 57).

Inconclusion,musicandchemicalengineeringare highlyrelated.Bothof them involveinnovation.Amusicproducermust comeup with newmusiceachtimeto entertaintheir crowd.Achemicalengineermust alsostudyallchemical processes thoroughlyin orderto comeup with newsustaining processes.In chemicalengineeringandmusiclargemassesof peopleare targeted. Thevolumeof productsproducedis in largescale.Theybothtargetmakingthelifeof peoplemuchcomfortable.Musicandchemicalengineeringare highlyinterdependent. Chemicalengineersmaketheinstrumentsusedby musiciansandalsokeepon improvingthequality.Music,on theotherhand,isusedas motivationto thechemicalengineers.Themusicitself is a chemistry whichhas variouscompositionsin orderto bringout therequiredeffecton humanbeing.Amusiciancan,therefore,bea chemicalengineernot onlyin makingtheequipmentbutalsoin composingthelyrics.

WorksCited

PowellJohn. HowMusic Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, FromBeethoven to the Beatles And Beyond.New York: Little and Brown, 2010. Print.