2004

Control Commissioning Costs

August
2004
Management
D. P. Lal
This procedure for commissioning a large chemical complex can help reduce the time required and minimize expenses.

Get the Most for Your Emissions Testing Buck

November
2004
Environmental Management
Robert M. Neimeier
A successful emissions testing program involves understanding the purpose of the testing, preparing a request for proposal, eveloping a protocol and entrusting the job with the right person.

Streamlining Crystallization Process Design

January
2004
Fluids and Solids Handling
Ka M. Ng, Lionel O'Young, Christianto  Wibowo
Use phase diagrams to develop reliable crystallization processes quickly and cost effectively.

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? The EPA Inspector!

July
2004
Environmental Management
 Ronald W. Zdrojeski, Lee D. Hoffman
Preparation and training can help minimize your facility’s — and your own — vulnerability to criminal prosecution for environmental violations.

Use Periodic Checks to Demonstrate Title V Compliance

February
2004
Environmental Management
Colleen McCarthy, John M. Beath
This hybrid technique of determining whether a plant is meeting its regulatory requirements helps overcome the pitfalls of action-tracking and compliance auditing.

Recruit for Retention

April
2004
Career Catalyst
Partick Ropella
The most successful employee-retention programs begin with recruiting and hiring the individual who best matches the position and best fits into the company's culture.

Formulating Production Planning Models

January
2004
Information Technology
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Optimize petroleum and petrochemical plant production by understanding the mathematical modeling behind nonlinear planning models.

Avoid Sulfolane Regeneration Problems

July
2004
Reactions and Separations
Donald F. Schneider
The regeneration of sulfolane, a common extraction solvent, is difficult. With proper attention to design and operation, problems can be minimized.

Apply Solubility Theory for Process Improvements

March
2004
Reactions and Separations
Michael J. Gentilcore
For solid compounds that dissolve in solvents but do not ionize, the thermodynamics of solubility can provide valuable predictions and insights.

Collect and Destroy Emissions Safely

May
2004
Environmental Management
Tony Ennis
Vent collection and destruction systems are complex, and their safety depends on the proper integration of the discrete elements. This article provides guidance on how to achieve that.

Launching a Website for Your Small Business

November
2004
Career Catalyst
Joseph A. Roseti, Cynthia F. Mascone
Here’s how to develop a successful Internet presence without the dedicated web staff and financial resources of a large corporation.

Dynamic Capacity Modeling of Product Development

July
2004
Information Technology
Brian E. Hartman, Prashant B. Kokitkar, Jospeh S. Alford Jr.
Avoid large work queues by proactively anticipating the resource needs of your company using dynamic capacity models.

How To Be An Expert Witness

October
2004
Career Catalyst
Peter R. Lantos
Here’s what you should know about the litigation process to serve as a successful technical witness.

Production Modeling for Multimodal Operations

February
2004
Information Technology
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Two new views for production modeling are introduced - production flow networks and production flow maps - that focus on unit operations and feedstocks, respectively.

Implementing an EHS Management Information System

May
2004
Information Technology
Jill Barson Gilbert
Information technology issues are just as important as business and environmental, health and safety considerations. Follow these ten tips to deply an effective EMIS with a positive return on investment.
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