CEP: May 2008

Engineers are trained to solve problems. So we naturally look for problems to solve and solutions to optimize. And that often leads us to first see the emptiness of a situation rather than appreciate its fullness...

Process Safety: How are you Doing?

May
2008
Safety
Scott Berger, Tim Overton and Scott Berger
Use these metrics to benchmark your company's process safety performance, and to set a course toward continual improvement.

Speeding the Design of Bioprocesses

May
2008
SBE Special Section
Andrew D. Tustian
These experimental and modeling techniques enable the rapid, cost-effective design and scale-up of biopharmaceutical manufacturing in an integrated fashion.

Purifying Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies

May
2008
SBE Special Section
Amit Mehta
Eliminating the affinity chromatography step in the mAb purification process trims equipment requirements, shrinks the plant footprint— and reduces costs.

Plant Security Remains a Moving Target

May
2008
News Feature
Cynthia F. Mascone
While chemical companies work toward complying with existing standards, legislators are poised to revise those very rules — with changes ranging from minor tweaking to major overhaul on the table.

Evaluating Cooling Tower Upgrades

May
2008
Heat Transfer
Tom Dendy
When considering improvements to cooling towers, it's important to perform an economic analysis of the options.
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