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Book Review: Open Innovation

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Open innovation may be the latest buzzword, but it's value to chemical engineers goes well beyond a shiny new expression to toss about. Check out this review of one of the latest...

August 2015 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
SPECIAL SECTION: ENERGY Natural Gas: Opportunities and Challenges Natural Gas: The Energy Outlook Natural gas production is projected to grow in almost all regions of the world,...

March 2015 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

January 2015 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Special Section: Sustainability Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry The AIChE Sustainability Index provides benchmarks of a company’s performance on a variety of...

December 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Safety December 3 marks the 30th anniversary of the worst chemical accident in history — the release of methyl isocyanate from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984. Two...

November 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Back to Basics: Introduction to Fluidization Fluidized beds offer excellent heat transfer, and have the unique ability to move a wide range of solid particles in a fluid-like...

October 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, a feature on how humidity affects powders, tips for improving boiler system performance, discussions about the great water-energy-food challenge, and much more.

Elements of Fun

. by Cynthia Mascone
CEP editor in chief Cynthia Mascone takes a look at the periodic table, with plenty of trivia and fun. How well do you know the periodic table?

September 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
In this issue, CEP looks at managing raw material supplies, and focuses on solid-fluid equilibrium modeling, and SEP certification. You'll also find a great preview to this year's...

July 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP looks at safety and the dangerous illusion of attention. You'll also find articles on heat exchanger models in simulation, tips on how to characterize particle...

Lessons on Leading Change

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your...

June 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Do you know how to choose the right insulation for a given situation? Check out this month's CEP magazine, and also learn more about other topics, such as mitigating air pollution...

May 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Take a guided tour through an oil refinery in the pages of CEP this month, and learn about 3-D printed prosthetics, the latest in biofuels, and much more.

April 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You'll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy's chemical industry, and much more.

March 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month in CEP, a look at crystallization process design, size control valves, pressure measurement, and much more.

February 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP looks at controlling boiler emissions, reviews distillation revamp pitfalls to avoid, and presents an unconventional approach to process safety.

January 2014 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP looks at the milestones in the field of mixing, as well as reviewing sustainable steam-trap management, fermentation fundamentals, and much more.

December 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP takes a close look at choosing the appropriate flame arrester. You'll also find much more, including articles on bench-scale engineering (BSE) and details on AIChE...

November 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, a special supplement on biochemical engineering with a focus on the work of D. I. C. Wang, founder of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE).

July 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, a feature on using, handling, and storing hydrogen safely, plus centrifugal compressor performance, a look at jobs from shale gas investments, and much more.

What Is the Goal?

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
When is the last time you read a novel that offered insights you could apply on the job as a process engineer? Check out the classic The Goal for a must-read drama that takes...

May 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP features a look at improving process safety with near-miss analysis (full article downloadable). You'll also find tips for selecting energy-saving flowmeters,...

April 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP features membrane filtration and also looks at a variety of other news and topics, including a look at the latest on graphene, Singapore's chemicals industry, and...

March 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP features the technology of drug delivery. Plus the issues looks at the latest news, tips you can use to build your career, and more.

February 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Questions about career transitions? Or want to know more about using recycled water for cooling tower makeup? Check out this preview of February's CEP Magazine for these topics...

Book Review: Great Webinars

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

January 2013 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP takes a close look at loop tuning, with a look at guidelines and strategies. You'll also have a chance to learn more about improving process hazard analysis (full-...

December 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP looks at biological chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. In this month's preview your also have access to the full text...

November 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month's CEP magazine focuses on what it takes to successfully patent your ideas. You'll also find advice on smart column design, cutting agitator power costs, and more.

Book Review: Peer Power

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

October 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Read about the smart manufacturing revolution, brush up on using process flowsheets as communications tools – including P&IDs, PFDs, and BFDs – and much more!

September 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
In this month's preview of CEP magazine, read how bio-based materials are making their way into the operating room. Also check out safety features on handling corrosive acids and...

August 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month a 32-page special section of CEP focuses on the entire shale gas supply chain. You'll also find advice on choosing process vacuum pumps, an overview of Spain's chemical...

July 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP looks at using cloud looks to collaborate, takes a closer look at centrifugation and the selection of a centrifuge, delves into modeling and virtual reality, and...

May 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month's issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You'll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChE...

Book Review: Jumping the S-Curve

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal
Outside the realm of most technical literature that chemical engineers might typically encounter, “Jumping the S-Curve” offers insights into how high-performing companies function...

Extra Optimism for Earth Day 2012

. by Kent Harrington
This Sunday the world will celebrate Earth Day once again, but if thoughts of the Earth's future cause you more pessimism than hope, then the new book Abundance may be exactly...

April 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP Magazine's Back to Basics looks at minimizing the risks of flammable materials. Also covered this month are bulk solids segregation problems, Taiwan's chemical...

February 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
February's issue of CEP magazine looks at heat exchanger baffling and environmental law for chemical engineers, plus offers tips for dealing with yield-stress slurries and much...

January 2012 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP kicks off a series of articles about engineers and social media and also launches YPOV, a new column for Young Professionals, which looks this month at how...

December 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP Magazine features a look at using practical thermodynamics for process simulation, in addition to covering a variety of other topics from nanotechnology to pumps...

November CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP takes a close look at vaccines, from basic approaches for vaccine creation to safety and manufacturing.

October CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
The October issue of CEP Magazine looks at wastewater treatment technologies, using automation in pharmaceutical production, the reduction of compressed air costs, and more.

September CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP looks at measuring temperature by direct contact, solids and fluids handling, eye protection, and much more. Read on for a full-article preview and more about this...

August 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month CEP features a look at various aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS), including technology integration, legal questions and locating viable sites for CO2...

July 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Take a look at what CEP magazine has lined up for July. This issue features pilot plants and includes features on mastering baffle tray capacity, reducing piloting time and cost,...

May 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP Magazine delves into the world of nanotechnology and its potential for major advances in medicine, productivity, sustainability, and quality of life. Included this...

April 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
This month, CEP focuses on water. Water is required to produce energy, and energy is required to make use of water — the two are, and always will be, inextricably linked...

February 2011 CEP Preview

. by Karen Simpson
Bac k to Basics: Understanding Steam Traps Steam trap failure can affect process operations and reduce profits. Choosing the right steam traps can improve reliability and reduce...
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