M. Agrawal, A. M. Jade, V. K. Jayaraman, B. D. Kulkarni
The superior classification and regression abilities of the recently introduced support vector machines offer an attractive alternative to solve a number of process engineering problems.
Harry Kooijman, Rajamani Krishna , Ross Taylor
Previously, simulations based on nonequilibrium, or rate-based, models were considered impractical due to their complexity. However, with ever-increasing computing power, these simulations are not only feasible, but in some circumstances they should...
B. G. Swanson, M. F. San Martín, G. V. Barbosa-Cánovas
Today's savvy consumers want processed foods to look freshly prepared, while still meeting all safety requirements. Conventional thermal treatments are inadequate to fulfill this demand. New nonthermal techniques, such as pulsed-electric fields, are...
A. G. Dastidar, Faisal I. Khan, P. R. Amyotte
This article is aimed at the development of a framework for dust explosion prevention and mitigation that explicitly incorporates the principles of inherent safety. As distinguished from engineered and procedural safety features, inherent safety...
Donna J. Nelson
Surveys shed light on how well universities are utilizing the women engineers and scientists in the technical talent pool.
Explore how mixing parameters impact the crystallization process and recommend ways to improve the likelihood of successful scaleup. The concepts of nucleation and growth, types of mixing, design considerations, agitator parameters and scaleup...
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Contractors' quotes often differ significantly -- by up to 30% is not uncommon, and may be legitimate. Here's how to analyze bids to be able to award a fairly priced contract.
Andrew C. Burden, Pradeep B. Deshpande, Roberto Z. Tantalean
Turbocharging a contrained model predictive controller (CMPC) with fuzzy logic allows CMPCs to be applied over nonlinear systems
Joel B. Christian
Simulation that includes aqueous modeling can also account for full vapor/liquid/solid equilibria modeling, including redox chemistry.
Steven J. Helmer
By understanding the basics of patent law and by establishing a close working relationship with your attorneys, you can ensure that you receive the broadest possible patent protection.
Use these guidelines to improve the performance of steam jet water chillers and find hidden savings in your plant.
The key to sparking and driving innovation is making it systemic throughout the organization's culture.
Olavo C. Leite
This article explains what submerged quench incineration is, describes the components of a typical SQI system, and explains how SQI can be used effectively for wastes containing chlorine and/or fluorine.
Robert W. Bly
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daily influx of memos, letters, reports and journals? These tips will help you develop a systematic method for dealing with the endless stream of material that is essential to your job.
See how these six high-level women in industry and academia got where they are today and what it's like to be a successful woman in a male-dominated field.
R. Bruce Hartman, Martin C. Welch
Use this audit procedure to evaluate the current performance of your process safety management processes as well as their future viability.
When you see an expert testify in a legal case on TV and think I could do that, you may be right. Here's what you need to know to become a litigation support consultant.
Elindoro S. Rodriguez, II
When faced with a career opportunity, such as relocating, accepting a new job, or getting an advanced degree, it's important to consider the economic impacts.
Gregory T. Benz
By performing the necessary pilot work, and rigorously calculating the full-scale performance instead of using simple rules-of-thumb, significant energy savings can be achieved in fermenters.
Barry M. Weinstein
Prepare effective agendas, minutes, status updates, and corrective action reports to make your meetings, as well as your projects, run more smoothly.
James C. Mulligan
Identify electrostatic hazards associated with liquid processing and understand the precautions available to control them.