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Increase productivity and reduce variable costs by following this strategy for enhancing the performance of a fixed-bed catalyst.
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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.
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Here’s what you should know about the litigation process to serve as a successful technical witness.
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Two new views for production modeling are introduced - production flow networks and production flow maps - that focus on unit operations and feedstocks, respectively.
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.
Frank Parma , Wu Chen
Proper design and scaleup of a membrane filtration system requires an understanding of the availability of membrane material, pore size and module configurations. These practical guidelines will help in the selection process.
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Follow these suggestions for identifying and validating a consultant, as well as for making the most effective use of the consultant’s expertise.
Reginaldo A. Montague
This article explains the process of obtaining a P.E. license, offers suggestions for preparing and taking the exam, and discusses requirements for maintaining the license.
The operator and maintenance technician can play key roles in ensuring equipment reliability and thus maximizing production while maintaining quality.
Learn ways to improve your interpersonal and communication skills so that you can work more effectively with others, and increase your own productivity and effectiveness.
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This methodology can be used to calculate vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE) between thiols and hydrocarbons at any composition, temperature or pressure to improve gasoline fractionation processes.
William B. Glover
Evaluate product characteristics and process requirements to select among the various evaporator designs.
James D. Weith
Understanding how you and those around you make decisions is a first step in improving interpersonal relationships and team efficiencies.
Henry Z. Kister
This article explains the principles behind minor-component trapping, summarizes industrial experiences and provides guidelines for diagnosing and addressing the problem.
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Physical modeling and computer simulation provide insights into the performance of a glass-lined reactor.
Stanley I. Proctor
Do you have leadership potential? This article explores the differences between leadership and management, the qualities of a good leader, different leadership styles and where they are effective and not effective, and other issues.
Eldon R. Larsen
While Gantt charts, timelines, budgets, resource constraints, quality challenges, performance measures, and other tools are important, they are neither meaningful nor effective without people.
Sandra Foreman, Ian Nimmo, Peter Bullemer
In the future, operating teams may proactively manage their plants to maximize safety and minimize environmental impact, while pushing the processes to their optimal limits. Here's how to achieve the necessary paradigm shift by giving operators an...
Michael J. Sullivan , Richard D. Siegel, Mary F. McDaniel
Use this process to develop metrics to help you understand how well you are implementing your community outreach program, as well as how to improve it.
In today's competitive marketplace, biopharmaceutical companies are seeking effective and user-friendly drug-delivery platforms for their drug molecules. Miniaturized, microfabricated and nanofabricated devices that can be implanted in the body are...
William Wilkie, Victor Norton
Before selecting a centrifuge for your application, understand its principles of operation and investigate the key process variables.