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  1. Ionic Liquid Pretreatment

    CEP Magazine article, March 2010

    Ionic liquids show promise as lignocellulosic biomass solvents. But is this approach a scientific curiosity or a commercially viable biofuel pretreatment technology?

  2. Converting Cellulose to Biofuels

    CEP Magazine article, March 2010

    Biochemical and thermochemical process technologies being developed to convert wood and other lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid fuels will drive the transition from corn-based ethanol to advanced biofuels.

  3. Producing Hot Water by Direct Steam Injection

    CEP Magazine article, May 2010

    Inline direct steam injection is more energy efficient than indirectly heating water in a tank. Use this overview of DSI equipment to select the appropriate system for your application.

  4. Nuclear Energy: A Vital Component of Our Energy Future

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Nuclear power is proven to be safe, and it is our best shot at increasing energy production while reducing CO2 emissions levels.

  5. Nuclear Renaissance: A Flawed Proposition

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Nuclear power has never been safe and it never will be. Efficiency gains and investment in renewable sources of energy will be sufficient to power the planet without resorting to nuclear reactors.

  6. Nuclear Waste Policy in the United States

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    The current U.S. reactor fleet produces 2,100–2,400 ton/yr of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). After 50-plus years of nuclear power generation, 64,000 tons of SNF has accumulated in temporary storage at the reactor sites. How did we get where we are, and where do we go from here?

  7. Nuclear Power: Energy to Produce Liquid Fuels and Chemicals

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Using nuclear energy to operate refineries and chemical plants would allow more fossil and biomass resources to be converted to fuel and chemical products.

  8. Nuclear Power: Fueling the Hydrogen Economy

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Nuclear hydrogen might first enter the transportation market to supplement existing fossil resources. In the long-term, it could be a key in the development of a hydrogen economy.

  9. Developing a Position on Nuclear Power

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    AIChE’s Nuclear Engineering Division recommends expanding the role of nuclear power and closing the nuclear fuel cycle. <br>

  10. 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.