Jeffrey D. Kelly
Optimize petroleum and petrochemical plant production by understanding the mathematical modeling behind nonlinear planning models.
Lionel F. Laroche, Susan Morey
Understand what is expected of you when traveling to this burgeioning part of the world.
Using a phased engineering approach to guide R&D projects will improve efficiency and avoid costly experimental excursions.
Engineers can derive professional benefits from Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and other social media. Here is some practical advice on using these tools effectively, whether you are a veteran or a relative novice.
Aristos Aristidou , J. J. Hahn , Pim van Hoek , Alex Patist
Designing an economically competitive and environmentally sustainable fermentation route means considering the downstream separations needed to capture the final product during the initial process design.
Mike Emery, John Ludman, Thomas Sandbrook
Proper design, installation, and maintenance of flanged connection systems can prevent loss of containment and process interruptions. Follow this seven-step approach to ensure reliability of this critical process equipment.
Michael J. Gentilcore
Operating at a constant level can reduce the loss of the replacement solvent to the distillate by 50–70%.
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.
Douglas C. White
Identifying the right automation investments — those with low costs and high impacts — can result in millions of dollars in energy savings for petrochemical plants. <br>
Dennis C. Hendershot
Build safety into your process by substituting less-hazardous materials and chemistry, minimizing inventories and equipment sizes, moderating operating conditions, and simplifying unnecessarily complex operations.
Disposable filtration systems are gaiing popularity in the pharmaceutical arena. This article defines the equipment, specifications, applications and potential advantages of single-use filters and ancillary equipment.
Shekhar Mitra, Len Sauers
Sustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and innovation can be the key to success.
Robert J. Conroy, Umesh Mathur, Robert D. Rounding, Daniel R. Webb
This methodology, based on steady-state and dynamic simulation, can be used to develop the necessary models— and avoid disruptive and costly step testing to the extent feasible.
Joseph F. Louvar
Save time and money by using this approach to fractional-factorial design of experiments (DOE) for studies involving six or seven variables. <br>
Jonathan H. Worstell
Commercializing a new technology often means reaching accord between clashing groups. Here’s a road map to navigate these hurdles.
June C. Bolstridge
These websites provide useful data, models, publications and other resources to aid environmental decision-making and regulatory compliance activities.
Lanny A. Robbins
The Robbins tuning rules can reduce the variability of control loop response to about 60% of that observed with Ziegler-Nichols tuning rules.
Gregory T. Benz, William Ho Liam Teng
Issues such as sterility, isolation and contamination must be considered when choosing seals for use in biotech and pharmaceutical processes. This overview describes common types of seals and offers guidance on selecting the appropriate seal for...