2005

Enzyme Discovery: Screening, Cloning, Evolving

October
2005
SBE Special Section
Per Falholt, Thomas Schaefer, Glenn Nedwin
Enzymes are nature’s answer to many industrial and environmental challenges. This article details the latest approaches to enzyme discovery and evolution.

What’s the Price of Steam?

July
2005
Heat Transfer
Petar Varbanov , Robin Smith
Realistic steam prices are necessary for the efficient operation of a chemical production site, both to allocate realistic costs to the different businesses on the site and to provide a true economic incentive for energy conservation.

Prepare Now for REACH Compliance

March
2005
Environmental Management
Beth Sirull
Pending legislation would require companies that make or use chemicals in the European Union to register those substances.

Specifying Vessels for High-Pressure Dust Collectors

October
2005
Environmental Management
Todd Russelburg
ASME codes and standards govern the design, fabrication, testing and certification of high-pressure dust collector vessels. This article will assist you in working with a code vessel designer and/or manufacturer.

Safely Handle Powdered Solids

December
2005
Fluids and Solids Handling
Daniel E. Silva, Russell Kahn, Stanley S. Grossel, Robert Zalosh
Understand some of the accident scenarios that result in dust explosions, and follow these suggestions for preventing them.

Understanding Management Styles

February
2005
Career Catalyst
Peter E. Friedes
Are you naturally a “relater” or a “requirer”? Understanding how you relate and require will help you make the changes you need to be a more effective manager.

Designing a Scrubber to Control Emergency Releases

July
2005
Environmental Management
Anne McQueen, Sunil Ojha, Jeffrey Michael Forde, Joseph W. Hower.
Here are guidelines for determining the scope of the control system, sizing the enclosure, and specifying the scrubber design.

Sparking Creativity

March
2005
Career Catalyst
James D. Weith
Try some of these strategies to light your creative fires and to fan their flames.

Integrate Process Simulation and Process Synthesis

October
2005
Computational Methods
Michael Lynn McGuire, Murugan Selvan, Zainuddin Abdul Manan, Dominic Chwan Yee Foo
The design of a new process using computer simulations to analyze a process flowsheet based on the onion model can save time, effort and, ultimately, money.

Ensure Proper Design and Operation of Multi-Pass Trays

June
2005
Reactions and Separations
Mark Pilling
To function properly at optimum capacity and efficiency, multi-pass trays must be designed so that the liquid and vapor flows are properly balanced. This article provides guidance on how to achieve that.

To Engineer or Not? That is the Question

August
2005
Career Catalyst
Edward Yannul
The more important question is “how much to engineer?” Use this technique to evaluate the level of engineering effort required, and justified, for a project.

Prevent Caking During Solids Handling

May
2005
Fluids and Solids Handling
Gabriel I. Tardos , Brian H. Pittenger, Herman Purutyan
Use these guidelines to avoid potential caking problems. The key steps are to select a material characterization method, identify the factors that can be feasibly controlled and conduct tests to confirm that process/handling changes yield the...

Prepare a Top-Notch Scope of Work

November
2005
Management
Stephen W. Maas
This comprehensive overview of what needs to go into a well-defined scope of work will be useful to chemical engineers who are new to project engineering and project management.

Rotating Equipment

October
2005
Fluids and Solids Handling
Kazim Akhtar
Protect compressors and turbines by using piping strainers and following the line procedures outlined in this article.

Modeling Accidental Releases

November
2005
Environmental Management
Weiping Dai
This article compares several common dispersion models available in the public domain and offers guidance on selecting the appropriate one for a particular release.

Adopt Integrated Product Teams for Process Development

July
2005
Management
Kelly Seheult , Larry Scotchie, Jeffrey Mueller
The cross-functional IPT approach can be combined with a stage-gate framework and six sigma techniques to improve the effectiveness of process development efforts.
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