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  1. Algal Biofuels: The Backstory

    CEP Magazine article, March 2011

    Increasing energy demand and dwindling energy resources have spurred interest in making transportation fuels from renewable sources such as microalgae.

  2. Algal Biofuels: The Process

    CEP Magazine article, March 2011

    The production of algal biofuels involves algae cultivation, biomass harvesting and dewatering, lipid extraction, and conversion to fuel.

  3. Algal Biofuels: The Research

    CEP Magazine article, March 2011

    The individual technical elements of the algae-to-biofuels process have already been demonstrated at the laboratory scale. Ongoing research seeks to refine the technology to enable scaleup to commercial production.

  4. Apply Six Sigma for Process Improvement and Problem-Solving

    CEP Magazine article, March 2011

    Many manufacturing processes are not run as efficiently as they could be. The Six Sigma methodology provides a foundation for continuous improvement and for solving quality, operational, and other problems.

  5. China: Past, Present and Future of Chemical Engineering

    CEP Magazine article, April 2011

    The need to address ecological problems stemming from China’s burgeoning industrial growth is the impetus behind many recent developments in China’s surging chemical industry.

  6. Meeting the Needs of the Water-Energy Nexus

    CEP Magazine article, April 2011

    Water is required to produce energy, and energy is required to make use of water — the two are, and always will be, inextricably linked. Engineers must understand the water-energy nexus in order to manage both efficiently and sustainably.

  7. Reduce Your Plant’s Water Footprint

    CEP Magazine article, April 2011

    Water footprint reduction and water pollution prevention are integral to any environmental sustainability initiative. Use this rigorous, systematic process to conduct a baseline water assessment that integrates water pollution prevention and water conservation objectives.

  8. Identifying Corrosion and Its Causes

    CEP Magazine article, April 2011

    An important first step in maintaining equipment reliability and efficiency is understanding the various types of corrosion damage that can occur.

  9. Choose the Proper Level Measurement Technique

    CEP Magazine article, April 2011

    Match the appropriate sensor to the intended application for accurate level measurement.

  10. Nanotechnology: From Discovery to Innovation and Socioeconomic Projects

    CEP Magazine article, May 2011

    Nanoscale science and engineering continue to evolve from a scientific novelty to a broad-based technology with potential to transform medicine, productivity, sustainability, and quality of life.