Troubleshooting is a common task for chemical engineers. Two articles in this issue cover the topic, one on downcomer scanning for diagnosing your tower or column and one on infrared thermal imaging cameras to troubleshoot process upsets in applications that are too severe, impractical, or unsafe for direct-contact temperature instruments.
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Succession planning is a deliberate and systematic effort to identify and develop leaders witihin an organization. This month's article on succession planning describes a six-step procedure that your organization can use to develop an effective succession plan.
Food irradiation is one of the least understood food processing technologies. This month’s On the Horizon article discusses the science, technology, and current applications of two methods of food irradiation.
Sherlock Holmes is renowned for his ability to develop significant insights into the causes and perpetrators of difficult criminal cases that others miss. In process safety, we similarly need to investigate what went wrong after a process incident to determine how future incidents can be prevented. This month's Back to Basics article describes the basics of conducting an incident investigation.
Chemical engineers often pick up the use of spreadsheets in a haphazard fashion, and many practitioners miss out on key features and skills in applying Microsoft Excel.
Fuel cells for mobile and stationary applications offer efficient and reliable energy. Work to limit emissions from hydrogen fuel generation and implement a hydrogen infrastructure is underway.
This issue's special supplement stems from a workshop on commercializing industrial biotechnology that the Society for Biological Engineering sponsored recently.
Many CPI companies have started selecting fixed valves. Read about the benefits they provide, including better reliability, fouling resistance, and more robust valve designs.
This month's Back to Basics article on mammalian cell culture describes how mammalian cells are derived, their utility, and the proceses that harness their full potential.