2011

Processing Heavy Crudes In Existing Refineries

AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Mar 13, 2011
Increasing amounts of heavy crudes are being produced, particularly in Canada and South America. The discount prices for these crudes, relative to...

Using Automation to Produce Quality Pharmaceuticals

October
2011
Instrumentation
Joseph S. Alford, P.E.
Automation can pay large dividends in the form of reduced process cycle times, lower operational costs, and more-consistent processes for manufacturing high-quality pharmaceutical products.

Avoid Natural Gas Piping Hazards

January
2011
Safety
John R. Puskar, P.E.
Repairing natural gas piping is inherently dangerous. Follow these safety protocols to avoid potentially catastrophic results from improper installation and repair of natural gas lines.

Measuring Temperature by Direct Contact

September
2011
Back To Basics
Gary Freemer
Thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors are the most common contacting temp­erature sensors. Understand the techniques and apply them correctly to increase your temperature measurement accuracy.

Addressing Combustible Dust Hazards

May
2011
Back To Basics
Judy Perry
Facilities that handle or generate dusts are at risk for explosions and flash fires. Follow this approach to understand and mitigate your combustible dust hazards.

Measuring Temperature by Indirect Means

November
2011
Back To Basics
Gary Freemer
Noncontacting infrared thermometers can be used in many applications that are too harsh or impractical for thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors. Understand their principles of operation and their advantages and limitations to select...

Capital Spending in the Chemical Industry

January
2011
Chem Economics
T. Kevin Swift
Understand the economic state of the chemical industry and trends in capital investment to make wise corporate-spending decisions.

Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Optimal Charge Rates for a Lithium Ion Cell Saeed Khaleghi Rahimian, Sean Rayman, Ralph E. White Department of Chemical Engineering, University of...

QbD In Dry Powder Inhaler Development

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Summary Developing products comprising un-bound fine cohesive powders throws up significant challenges. Dry powder inhalers present a prime example...

Managing Uncertainty In Design Space

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Design of experiments, followed by numeric and graphical optimization, is frequently used by engineers to optimize a process, and to define a design...

The Capture of Carbon Dioxide by Ionic Liquid

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 18, 2011
Ionic liquid is one kind of organic salts with negligible volatile pressure which might lead to promising substitute candidates for alkanolamines in...

Phase-Changing Absorbents for CO2 Capture

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 18, 2011
A process to capture CO 2 from flue gas using a liquid material that reacts rapidly with CO 2 to form a solid offers many advantages over...
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