February 2014 CEP Preview

SAFETY: Take the FUN Out of Process Safety (click here to read this article now)
Process safety can be approached in many different ways. This article provides an unconventional way of looking at process safety that ties together wide-ranging ideas from seemingly disparate fields.

BACK-TO-BASICS: Ten Distillation Revamp Pitfalls to Avoid
Projects aimed at improving distillation column operation may encounter a variety of hurdles. This article looks at ten common problems and provides guidance on how to avoid them.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Control Boiler Emissions through Work Practices and Energy Management
The Boiler MACT regulation provides compliance options that include pollution-abatement equipment, work practices, and energy efficiency improvements. An energy management and reporting system (EMRS) can be a part of a plant's compliance strategy.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK: Challenges and Opportunities for the Chemicals Industry in Argentina
Boosted by domestic and international companies, Argentina's chemicals industry continues to grow as demand for its products increases -- even in the face of challenges posed by feedstock availability and the need for increased investment.

News: Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Last a Lifetime ... A Bright Future for Organic Electronics ... New Glue Fixes Broken Hearts ... Mechanical Stress Stimulates Drug Release ... Nanoparticles Improve the Delivery of Multiple Drugs ... A Molecular Approach to Water Splitting ... Flexible Electronics Bend With Ease ... Catalyzing Commercialization: A Biodegradable Plastic Made from Waste Methane.

Plus: Spotlight on Safety: Discover Your Personal Process Safety Culture ... Meeting Preview: Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety ... Patent Update: An On-Sale Bar to Patentability can Arise in Various Ways ... Career Corner: Add Career Fairs to Your Job Search Strategy ... Profile: Kelli Fereday: Interweaving Career and Family Life ... Young Professionals' Point of View: Building a Leadership Portfolio ... What's New ... Process Safety Beacon: Are We Reliving Past Incidents? ... Software and Information Technology ... Product Digest: Materials ... Institute News: In Memoriam: John Chen, AIChE Fellow and former President and Jack Weaver, Former Director of Technical Programs ... Calendars.

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