CEP: August 2007

Chemical engineers have something to smile about - results from AIChE's 2007 Employment & Salary Survey (pp. 25-30) indicate that individuals in the profession now earn a median salary of $103,703, an incredible 12.6% increase compared to the $92,500 recorded in 2005...

Selecting Laboratory Reactors

Reactions and Separations
Francesco Picciotti, Marcello Picciotti
This article outlines some of the considerations involved in selecting and specifying a reactor system for research and development applications.

Don't Let History Repeat Itself

John F. Murphy, P.E.
Heed these lessons learned from investigations conducted by the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board to prevent accidents at your site.

A Renewable Route to Propylene Glycol

News Feature
Suzanne Shelley
Rapid expansion in biodiesel production has spurred a bumper crop of competing processes to turn byproduct glycerin into propylene glycol.

Properly Select Equipment for SIP Systems

Fluids and Solids Handling
Tony George
Sterilization-in-place (SIP) systems are essential to the operation of many pharmaceutical and biotech facilities. This article reviews design considerations, selection criteria and performance expectations for control valves, regulators, isolation...
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