Calvin B. Cobb
The U.S. industrial landscape is changing dramatically. This has significant implications for our profession and individual chemical engineers.
W. Kent Goddard
This article explains how to use layers of protection analysis (LOPA) to evaluate various process safeguards, determine if safety instrumented functions are required, and establish what safety integrity levels are needed to reduce risks to tolerable...
Universities around the world are tackling different pieces of the teaching puzzle to transform students into ideal chemical engineers.
Judy A. Perry
Use this checklist-based technique of process-hazard analysis (PHA) to identify and assess potential dust hazards and to evaluate safeguards that can mitigate risks.
Some pharmaceutical companies are turning to radio frequency identification to protect against counterfeiting and theft of expensive drugs.
Jack McCavit, Daniel A. Long, P.E.
Chemical processing and manufacturing plants must ensure the mechanical integrity of their equipment. These strategies and tactics can make doing so easier when budget issues arise.
Arno Laesecke, Allan H. Harvey
Addressing the challenges outlined here will help ensure that engineers of the future have the data they need.
Reinhard Schomacker, Gregory J. McRae, Konrad Hungerbuhler, Gerald Bode
This article describes state-of-the-art investment analysis techniques, shows how and why even reasonably good analyses can lead to bad decisions, and gives guidance on how to avoid mistakes when making investment decisions regarding chemical...
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...
Dimitri Vlassopoulos, Bart Faris, D. Jack Adams
This systematic approach can be used to assess the suitability of in situ bioremediation for a particular contaminated site.
Robert T Jacobsen
When selecting a precious metals refiner, it’s important to first understand the basics of sampling, assaying and environmental issues, as well as the concept of leasing metal.
Julian B. Fasano, Mark F. Reeder, Kevin J. Myers
It is common knowledge that baffles promote better flow in an agitated vessel, but how to apply them and what kind to use take some ingenuity.
Phillip H. Williams
Although the sparsity of effects principle is still good advice, we need to be careful of emphasizing it too much -- to the point that it becomes an assumed practice, rather than a useful rule of thumb.
Herbert W. Cooper
Interesting technology ... interesting policy ... difficult economics ... numerous challenges ... <br>
Gregory T. Benz
Optimize fermenter performance and cost by sizing the proper impeller system for your application.
An effective monitoring program can extend equipment life, improve operations, and yield substantial energy savings.
Paul A. Jennings
Whatever problems may be caused by climate change, engineers will be expected to solve them.Now is the time to begin addressing the issues at the local and regional scale.
Richard T. Waibel, Wes Bussman, Jianhui Hong, Charles E. Baukal Jr.
High carbon monoxide emissions from a furnace while its temperature is being ramped up can exceed permit limits if appropriate measures are not taken. Here are a few suggestions.
Save time and money by using equipment and procedures appropriate for the requirements of a demonstration-scale plant.
Ernest A. Perkins , Ryan C. Schad
Try these practical ways to boost capacity, increase product quality or reduce cycle time in batch and continuous systems.