Continuous crystallizers serve a wide range of applications in the chemical process industries. Optimize system performance by heeding these practical design and operating principles, which apply to the forced circulation (FC), draft-tube-baffle (...
Margaret Clarke Hunt, Denise Price Hosier
Engineers play an important role in the marketing of products, processes and services. Here's a short course on the basics of marketing communications to help you be effective in that role.
Lauri Jenkins, Sharon Libert, Victor Lusvardi
Even with the use of costly corrosion-resistant alloys, metal contamination continues to occur in the biologics industry, thus reducing product yield and activity. Fluoropolymers are emerging as a viable solution to this problem.
Gregory T. Benz
Optimize fermenter performance and cost by sizing the proper impeller system for your application.
D. P. Lal
This procedure for commissioning a large chemical complex can help reduce the time required and minimize expenses.
If the process has a temperature cross or a low flowrate, an F-shell might prove beneficial.
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.
Christianto Wibowo, Lionel O'Young, Ka M. Ng
Use phase diagrams to develop reliable crystallization processes quickly and cost effectively.
Lee D. Hoffman , Ronald W. Zdrojeski
Preparation and training can help minimize your facility’s — and your own — vulnerability to criminal prosecution for environmental violations.
Edmund G. Seebauer
Both interior and exterior consequences should be considered when deciding whether to report a breach of ethics.
This strategic approach to interviewing will help you handle difficult questions with ease and success.
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.
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.
Many batch operations can be scaled up directly from the bench to the plant by developing the process and performing lab testing with the scaleup in mind.
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Optimize petroleum and petrochemical plant production by understanding the mathematical modeling behind nonlinear planning models.
Donald F. Schneider
The regeneration of sulfolane, a common extraction solvent, is difficult. With proper attention to design and operation, problems can be minimized.
Michael J. Gentilcore
For solid compounds that dissolve in solvents but do not ionize, the thermodynamics of solubility can provide valuable predictions and insights.
Charles M. Mitchell, David T. Moyle, Abraham Shamir
This simple reliability analysis technique can differentiate among design options and guide engineers to a preferred alternative.
Qualify your design methods for high-viscosity two-phase relief systems against these simple benchmarks. GeorgesMelhem-
David Greene, George G. Vago
Follow these guidelines for specifying, selecting and designing overhead vacuum condensers.
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.
Cynthia F. Mascone, Joseph A. Roseti
Here’s how to develop a successful Internet presence without the dedicated web staff and financial resources of a large corporation.
John H. Worstell, Jonathan H. Worstell
Increase productivity and reduce variable costs by following this strategy for enhancing the performance of a fixed-bed catalyst.
Prashant B. Kokitkar, Brian E. Hartman, Jospeh S. Alford Jr.
Avoid large work queues by proactively anticipating the resource needs of your company using dynamic capacity models.
The equivalent critical pressure may be used in the Thomson equation to accurately calculate compressed volumes for highly polar fluids at high pressures.
Peter R. Lantos
Here’s what you should know about the litigation process to serve as a successful technical witness.