CEP: December 2009

I once took my car to have the muffler replaced and, when I returned to pick it up, I found that the mechanic had set the car on fire. A trainee had started to remove the old muffler with a blowtorch...

Applying Mass and Energy Balances to Spray Drying

Back To Basics
Tim Langrish
Mass and energy balances are not just for process and equipment design. They can also be used to improve dryer operations by answering various “what-if” questions about temperatures, flowrates, and moisture contents. <br><br>

Visualizing the McCabe-Thiele Diagram

Reactions and Separations
Paul M. Mathias
Use this spreadsheet-based visualization and interactive analysis of the McCabe-Theile diagram to understand the foundations of distillation engineering. <br><br>

Should Your Organization Fly Warning Flags?

Ian Sutton
In the safety culture of some companies, the first recognition of trouble may be a sudden and massive failure. Learn how to decipher the warning signals to avoid safety incidents. <BR><BR>

Assessing Competency During the Hiring Process

Career Catalyst
Lisa L. Walker
Interviews and references provide insight into what a job candidate has accomplished. Competency assessment helps the employer ascertain how an individual will actually think and behave on the job. <br> <br>
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