CEP: July 2002

Despite today's tough economy, the financial outlook for chemical engineers is looking good. Next month's issue of CEP will feature a 16-page special section on career management - including a synopsis of the biennial AIChE Salary Survey, conducted by AIChE's Career Services Dept...

Squeeze More Out of Complex Columns

July
2002
Reactions and Separations
Piyush Shah
These distillation setups can cut capital and operating costs by up to 30%, and increase separation efficiency. Here is a straightforward method for evaluation.

Simplify Reliability Analysis of Chemical Processes

July
2002
Safety
Farshad Nourai
Originally developed for discrete manufacturing, this method can be applied to process units to detect which components may fail, and correct the situation before trouble happens.

Be a Better Bargainer

July
2002
Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly 
Follow these pointers to succeed in win-win negotiations.

Use Sustainability Metrics to Guide Decision-Making

July
2002
Environmental Management
Beth R. Beloff, Earl  Beaver, Jeanette M. Schwarz
Sustainability provides a framework for integrating environmental, social and economic interests into effective business strategies.

Applying Six Sigma

July
2002
Management
Yogesh B. Trivedi
By implementing Six Sigma at its ethylene unit, Sasol has been able to recover as much as 65% of the opportunities that could have been lost.
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