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  1. Measuring and Communicating Sustainability through Eco-Efficiency Analysis

    CEP Magazine article, December 2010

    Eco-efficiency analysis promotes an understanding of the economic and environmental trade-offs over products’ lifecycles, and supports informed, strategic decision-making in all areas of a business, from spurring innovative product development to promoting credible marketing claims.

  2. Using Chromatography to Separate Complex Mixtures

    CEP Magazine article, December 2010

    Purifying high-value mixtures, such as pharmaceuticals, can be an expensive undertaking. Choosing the correct chromatography methods can improve purity and reduce processing time and cost.

  3. Improve Energy Efficiency via Heat Integration

    CEP Magazine article, December 2010

    Process heat integration using pinch analysis is a respected tool for achieving energy efficiency. This article explains what pinch analysis is and how to use it in process design and operation to attain real-world energy efficiency gains.

  4. It’s a Gift: Make the Most of Holiday Job-Searching

    CEP Magazine article, December 2010

    It is a common misconception that the November–December holiday season is an unproductive time for job-hunting. Smart job seekers take advantage of the unusual opportunities that the season brings — to position themselves for holiday job-search success.

  5. Computational Science: Enabling Technology Development

    CEP Magazine article, January 2011

    Computational science will play a key role in accelerating technology development and in the realization of virtual process engineering.

  6. Improve Flange Joint Reliability

    CEP Magazine article, January 2011

    Proper design, installation, and maintenance of flanged connection systems can prevent loss of containment and process interruptions. Follow this seven-step approach to ensure reliability of this critical process equipment.

  7. Capital Spending in the Chemical Industry

    CEP Magazine article, January 2011

    Understand the economic state of the chemical industry and trends in capital investment to make wise corporate-spending decisions.

  8. Avoid Natural Gas Piping Hazards

    CEP Magazine article, January 2011

    Repairing natural gas piping is inherently dangerous. Follow these safety protocols to avoid potentially catastrophic results from improper installation and repair of natural gas lines.

  9. Understanding Steam Traps

    CEP Magazine article, February 2011

    Steam trap failure can affect process operations and reduce profits. Choosing the right steam traps can improve reliability and reduce cost.

  10. Minimize Mechanical Integrity Budget Battles

    CEP Magazine article, February 2011

    Chemical processing and manufacturing plants must ensure the mechanical integrity of their equipment. These strategies and tactics can make doing so easier when budget issues arise.

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