The Road to Sustainability

June
2007
Special Section
Darlene Schuster
What are some of the resources available to support industry's implementation of sustainability?

Benchmarking Sustainability

June
2007
Special Section
Calvin Cobb, Darlene Schuster, Beth Beloff and Dicksen Tanzil , Darlene Schuster
Unlike other sustainability indices, the AIChE Sustainability Index (SI) accounts for key factors that are fundamental to the chemical process industries.

Keeping the Competitive Edge

June
2007
Special Section
Lise Laurin
Applying the total cost assessment (TCA) methodology, which accounts for intangibles, provides a more complete evaluation of costs and benefits with the risks associated with them.

The Rise of China - Progress at What Price?

June
2007
News Feature
Boonsri Dickinson
As China undergoes an industrial revolution, its once pristine lands are being choked by pollution from coal-fired plants. Spurred by the upcoming 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China is quickly cleaning the air. And, it has long-term plans to invest...

Predesign for Pollution Prevention and Control

June
2007
Environmental Management
Gael D. Ulrich
A plant's intrinsic cleanliness is determined during the predesign stage. This article provides guidance for making critical decisions during preliminary design.

Tools to Model Multiphase Separation

June
2007
Fluids and Solids Handling
Timothy Newton
The flow fields in multiphase separators are often extremely complicated, making it difficult to model such systems. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and visual dynamic modeling (VDM) can be used together to overcome some of the challenges.
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