CEP: July 2005

When I first heard that James D. Watson was the recipient of the 2005 Othmer Gold Medal given out by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, I was curious as to how his contributions tied into the world of chemical engineering and chemistry...

Converting a Commercial Distillation Column into a Research Tower

Reactions and Separations
Ralph Weiland
Operating a column under actual distillation conditions is important for obtaining commercially valid hydraulic data. This article describes how a column was modified to operate in either a production or a research mode to collect hydraulic and mass...

What’s the Price of Steam?

Heat Transfer
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.
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