September 2013 CEP Preview

BACK TO BASICS: Calculate Financial Indicators to Guide Investments (click here to read this article now)
Engineers can become better informed about their work with an increased familiarity of basic financial indicators. Use these insights to help ensure that the projects you work on are those that are most likely to become financial successes.

SAFETY: Select Appropriate Chemical Protective Clothing
From gloves, goggles, and safety shoes, to total encapsulating ensembles, protective clothing provides a barrier to chemical exposure. Follow these guidelines to determine the most-effective protection for your work environment and task.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Tackling Process Safety Challenges in the Hazardous-Waste Industry
Whether you own a hazardous-material treatment plant, send your wastes to one, or operate an onsite waste-processing unit, here are some pointers for dealing with the unique challenges you may face.

News: Electronic Skin Lights Up When Touched ... Nature-Inspired Windows Cool Themselves Down ... First Commercial Production of Cellulosic Biofuel Begins ... Water-Splitting Process Produces H2 Isothermally ... Material Breaks the Record for Thinnest Light Absorber ... Cacti Point the Way to Oil Cleanup ... A Modular Design Approach to Designing Catalysts.

Plus: Letters ... AIChE Journal Perspective: Tribute to Founders: Neal R. Amundson ... Process Automation Corner: Process Simulation and Process Control ... What's New ... Process Safety Beacon: Air Power ... Software ... Product Digest: Instrumentation ... Young Professionals Point of View (YPOV): What is a Chemical Engineer Doing Here? ... Books ... Institute News: Meet Some of AIChE's New Fellows; 65th Institute Lecturer; WISE Interns; AIChE Foundation's Endowment and Bequest Policy; AIChE Journal Launches Founders Tribute Series; AIChE Gala; Society for Water Solutions Takes Up Clean Water Challenge; Member News ... Calendars.

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