CEP: July 2013

Read about the potential dangers associated with the handling and storage of hydrogen, and how to mitigate these risks. Other topics include reactive chemistry, compressor performance testing, biology, shale Gas Economics and the 2013 AIChE election candidate platforms. Also read about the latest developments in nanotechnology, materials, and energy.

Editorial

In this month’s YPOV column, Arjun Gopalratnam points out that the summertime is a great time for self-improvement, and he urges us to expand, in particular, our computer programming experience. He recommends a few free resources that can help us enrich our Excel skills, become more proficient when working with engineering software, and learn HTML coding. Among those resources are several from AIChE.

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Use Hydrogen Safely

July
2013
Safety
David Farese, Svetlana Ivanova
Understand the potential dangers associated with handling and storing hydrogen, and take the appropriate precautions to mitigate the risks.

Characterize Reactive Chemicals with Calorimetry

July
2013
Safety
Daniel Crowl, Jason Keith
In designing and operating chemical manufacturing processes, the reactivity of chemicals must be identified to avoid hazards. Calorimetry experiments combined with analytical methods provide a straightforward technique to identify these reactions...

Evaluating Centrifugal Compressor Performance

July
2013
Fluids and Solids Handling
AIChE’s Equipment Testing Procedures Committee; Centrifugal Compressor Procedure Subcommittee
Follow these practical tips to determine the condition of your centrifugal compressors.

Biology as a Basis for Biochemical Engineering

July
2013
Back To Basics
Sujata Bhatia
Biochemical engineering demonstrates the versatility of the living cell as a miniature reactor. Living cells can be genetically engineered to produce specific proteins, tuned to manufacture novel enzymes, and optimized to guarantee genetic stability and consistent production of desired products.
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