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  1. Troubleshoot and Solve Pneumatic Conveying Problems

    CEP Magazine article, June 2010

    Use this scientific approach instead of a costly trial-and-error method to diagnose problems and implement solutions for conveying systems.

  2. Making the Team: Teams, Teamwork, and Teambuilding

    CEP Magazine article, June 2010

    A project team is more than a group of talented professionals. It is an interdependent unit, empowered with understanding, accountabilities and mutual support that permit it to achieve goals — both organizational and personal — more efficiently and successfully than a mere group of individuals...

  3. Radical Designs Boost Resource Efficiency

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    The top projects in the recent 10xE Design Challenge showcase the best examples of resource-efficient, integrative design from the chemical engineering community.

  4. Use Oxygen to Improve Combustion and Oxidation

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Substituting oxygen for air is often a low-cost, easy-to-implement option that can reduce capital costs, lower emissions, and improve process flexibility and reliability.

  5. Choosing Specialty Metals for Corrosion-Sensitive Equipment

    CEP Magazine article, July 2010

    Specialty metals should be considered for processes that push beyond the corrosion limits of steel. New composites and surface alloy technologies expand the options for defending against corrosion.

  6. Will IST Stall CFATS Reauthorization?

    CEP Magazine article, August 2010

    Debate over the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards continues to revolve around whether manufacturers and processors will be required to incorporate inherently safer technology into their security plans.

  7. Submitting Your First GHG Report

    CEP Magazine article, March 2010

    This overview of EPA’s greenhouse gas reporting rule explains the regulation’s requirements and suggests strategies for compliance. It also provides insights regarding enforcement and confidential business information.

  8. Use Cascade Analysis to Optimize Water Networks

    CEP Magazine article, July 2006

    This numerical technique for identifying fresh water and wastewater targets eliminates the tedious and time-consuming steps of graphical targeting approaches. Use it to complement the graphical techniques in the design and retrofit of water networks.

  9. Retrofit Water Systems the SHARPS Way

    CEP Magazine article, November 2006

    Use the Systematic Hierarchical Approach for Resilient Process Screening (SHARPS) technique to quickly and systematically isolate cost-effective and affordable water management options prior to design.

  10. Wastewater Treatment: Understanding the Activated Sludge Process

    CEP Magazine article, November 2009

    The activated sludge process is used to treat waste streams that are high in organics and biodegradable compounds. Here are some principles of design and operation.