January 2011 CEP Preview

Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) for January, 2011: Flange Reliability


Computational Science: Enabling Technology Development
Computational science will play a key role in accelerating technology development and in the realization of virtual process engineering.

Improve Flange Joint Reliability
Proper design, installation, and maintenance of flanged connection systems can prevent loss of containment and process interruptions. Follow this seven-step approach to ensure reliability of this critical process equipment.

Capital Spending in the Chemical Industry
Understand the economic state of the chemical industry and trends in capital investment to make wise corporate-spending decisions.

Avoid Natural Gas Piping Hazards
Repairing natural gas piping is inherently dangerous. Follow these safety protocols to avoid potentially catastrophic results from improper installation and repair of natural gas lines.


o Breaking the Ice (Formation)
o Precious Catalyst Enhances Fuel Cell Vehicle Practicality
o Making Sure Time Heals All Wounds
o Template-Grown Graphene Ushers in a New Generation of Electronics
o Oxygen Enhances the Brightness of Nanotubes
o Oil and Water Do Mix -- Just Add Nanofibers
o Cartilage Cells Stem from Cues Found in Nature
o E. Coli Produce Antibiotics
o From Greenhouse to Green Tech: Scientists Transform Carbon Dioxide into Useful Compounds
o Converting Wood into Plastic
o Chem Economics: The Role of Chemistry in Today's Economy
o AIChE Journal Highlight: Minimizing Risk and Systemic Failures

The January 2011 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online athttp://www.aiche.org/cep.