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Mitigate Air Pollution with Catalytic Technology

June
2014
Environmental Management
Kristine Baranski, Bailey Underwood
Catalytic oxidation and catalytic reduction control emissions by chemically transforming pollutants. Learn what equipment is available and how it works to treat exhaust streams from stationary sources.

Designing Pneumatic Conveying Systems

May
2006
Fluids and Solids Handling
Eric Maynard
Use this 9-step methodology to design and operate a reliable and cost-effective system to efficiently transport materials.

Cool Down with Liquid Nitrogen

September
2015
Heat Transfer
Oscar Beteta, Svetlana Ivanova
Many low-temperature processes leverage nitrogen’s cooling and freezing capabilities. Find out what methods are used in what applications and why.

Career Corner: Ace Your Skype or Phone Interview

December
2015
Career Corner
Loraine Kasprzak
If you are interviewing for a new job, there is a good chance that at least your first interview will be conducted by phone or using online videoconferencing software, such as Skype. These methods are both convenient and cost-effective for the...

Energy Research: Following the Money

July
2010
Special Section
Bond Calloway
Surveys of the energy-related papers presented at AIChE’s annual meetings shed light on the funding pathways for energy research by chemical engineers.

SBE Update: The Merging of Bio and Nano

December
2012
SBE Special Section
June Wispelwey
Earlier this year, the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) organized its Sixth International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (ICBN), which focused on bio-nanoscience and bioengineering for translational medicine. The conference...

The Blood-Brain Barrier and Drug Delivery

March
2013
SBE Special Section
William Olbricht
To maintain favorable conditions in the brain, the blood-brain barrier limits mass transfer across brain tissue. However, it also restricts the systemic delivery of compounds to treat neurological disorders. Several treatment alternatives to bypass...

Selecting the Optimal Cooling Tower Fill

August
2013
Heat Transfer
Paul Puckorius
The most important action of an evaporative cooling tower occurs on the heat-transfer surface — called fill — inside the tower. Follow these guidelines to choose the appropriate fill for your application.

Spray Nozzles 101: Spray Nozzle Selection

August
2014
Back To Basics
Charles Lipp
Understand the two most common spray nozzle designs, as well as their basic characteristics, in order to choose the best nozzle for your application.

Is Your Dust Collection System An Explosion Hazard?

October
2003
Safety
Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.
The prevalence of dust explosions in dust collection units may be due to the fact that the hazards posed by the powders handled are not fully understood or that explosion preventive and protective control measures are insufficient or absent. This...

Process Safety Beacon: Wrong Hose Causes Ammonia Leak

November
2015
Process Safety Beacon
One morning in July 2009, at a plant in South Carolina, a truck of anhydrous ammonia was unloaded into a storage tank using a hose stored on the truck trailer. Shortly after the transfer started, the unloading hose ruptured and released a cloud of...

Israel’s Chemicals Industry: From the Desert to the Dead Sea

October
2015
Global Outlook
Since Israel’s independence in 1948, its chemicals industry has flourished thanks to the Dead Sea and the minerals it provides. A highly educated and skilled workforce makes this small nation a global power player in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.

Institute News

November
2015
Institute News
Board of Directors’ and Institute Awards; SBE Names Bailey and Wang Awardees; New Journal: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine; Giving Tuesday Challenge; AIChE Foundation Honors McKetta with Naming of Honor Society; Your AIChE Membership: Discounted Products and Services

AIChE Journal Highlight: A Sustainable Approach to Process Safety

November
2015
Journal Highlight
Process safety engineering involves the use of fundamental engineering knowledge (e.g., thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and kinetics) to develop and apply measures to prevent, mitigate, and respond to catastrophic incidents. The objective of this...

Calendars

November
2015
Calendars
AIChE Meetings Calendar; AIChE Academy Calendar; Webinars

Moving Process Safety into the Board Room

September
2015
Safety
B. Karthikeyan
Top management is often unfamiliar with the high-risk process safety decisions being made on a daily basis by plant managers. Incorporate this method into your management of change (MOC) procedure to ensure that all decisions are consistent with your organization’s risk-tolerance level.

Books - November 2015

November
2015
Books
Success Strategies from Women in STEM: A Portable Mentor, 2nd Edition Peggy A. Pritchard and Christine Grant, Eds., Academic Press, San Diego, CA, $44.95, 518 pages, July 2015, ISBN: 978-0-12397-1-814 This comprehensive guide compiles career advice...

Spotlight on Safety: Enable Employee Growth and Success

November
2015
Spotlight on Safety
Albert Ness
On a recent talk radio program, Zeynep Ton, the author of the book The Good Jobs Strategy, discussed the defining factors of a good job — fair wages, predictable schedules, and opportunities for growth and success. The last element — opportunities...

CEP: Software

September
2015
Software
Plant Resource Manager Centralizes Data Version R3.20 of this plant resource manager (PRM) software improves maintenance efficiency and enables centralized management of data produced by monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment...

New Products - November 2015

November
2015
New Products
Product Digest: Heat Transfer Plate Heat Exchanger Facilitates Efficient Operation The TK20 semi-welded, gasketed plate heat exchanger is suited for applications where high efficiency is key, such as evaporators, condensers, desuperheaters, and...

The Malaysian Chemicals Industry: From Commodities to Manufacturing

November
2015
Global Outlook
Dominic C. Y. Foo
A wealth of natural resources is an advantage for Malaysia’s chemicals industry. Since it became independent in the mid-20th century, the country has evolved from a commodities-based economy into a technology and engineering hub

New Products - Chem Show Expo Preview - October 2015

October
2015
New Products
Chem Show Nov. 17–19, 2015 • Javits Convention Center • New York, NY www.chemshow.com The Chem Show features the latest process equipment, products, and services — bringing together manufacturers and innovative new suppliers with executives, process...

CEP: What's New

September
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; environmental health and safety; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

March
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, instrumentation, and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

November
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of Instrumentation, operations and maintenance, and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

September
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: Whats New

March
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; fluids and solids handling; laboratory equipment; and environmental, health, and safety.

CEP: What's New

August
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; materials and chemicals; bioprocessing; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

May
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; materials and chemicals; fluids and solids handling; and heat transfer.

Software & Information Technology: September 2015

September
2015
Plant Resource Manager Centralizes Data Version R3.20 of this plant resource manager (PRM) software improves maintenance efficiency and enables centralized management of data produced by monitoring and control devices and manufacturing equipment...

CEP: What's New

July
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; materials and chemicals; bioprocessing; and laboratory equipment.

AIChE Journal Highlight: Tribute to Founders: John M. Prausnitz

October
2015
Journal Highlight
Credited for his vision of combining fundamental molecular theory with practical thermodynamic applications in what he called molecular thermodynamics, John M. Prausnitz has profoundly affected the chemical engineering discipline. A tribute to...

Product Digest - October 2015

October
2015
Product Digest
This month’s topic is Safety Equipment Work Gloves Grip without Bulk Brass Knuckle CR4300 work gloves feature American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Level 4 cut protection and a grip-enhancing latex coating on the entire finger and palm...

CEP: What's New

October
2012
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; instrumentation; environmental health and safety; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

June
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of enviromnetal, health and safety; materials and chemicals; fluids and solids handling; and instrumentation.

CEP: What's New

February
2015
New Products
Read about the latest products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling; environmental, health and safety; instrumentation; and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

January
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

June
2015
New Products
Read about the latest products and services in the areas of heat transfer, bioprocessing, materials and chemicals, environmental, health, and Safety, Instrumentation, and fluids and solids handling.

CEP: What's New

February
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation; fluids and solids handling; operations and maintenance; and environmental, health, and safety.

CEP: What's New

December
2013
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation, operations and maintenance, fluids and solids handling, and environmental, health and safety.

What's New - Expo Preview

June
2012
New Products
Read about products and services on display at the Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibit.

What's New?

May
2012
New Products
See the latest in laboratory equipment—benchtop meters featuring intelligent sensors, instrumentation, operations and maintenance, and materials.

Process Safety Beacon: Water, Water Everywhere...

October
2015
Process Safety Beacon
Water can be found throughout most chemical processing facilities — whether it is being used to clean buildings and equipment or as a lubricant, seal flush, or process solvent. Water also serves as a common heat-transfer fluid, suitable as cooling...

CEP: What's New

September
2014
New Products
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CEP: What's New

January
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of instrumentation, fluids and solids handling, and laboratory equipment.

CEP: What's New

July
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of bioprocessing; instrumentation; environmental, health, and safety; laboratory equipment; and materials and chemicals.

CEP: What's New

December
2014
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of heat transfer, instrumentation, environmental, health, and safety, and operation and maintenance.

CEP: What's New

May
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of heat transfer; fluids and solids handling; environmental, health, and safety; materials and chemicals; and operations and maintenance.

Product Digest: September 2015

September
2015
Product Digest
This month's topic is pumps. Dosing Pumps Offer Smooth Operation These dosing pumps are suitable for intermittent or continuous dosing in high-pressure, low-flow applications. They are a cost-effective and reliable alternative to more-costly gear...

Books - October 2015

October
2015
Books
Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking Richard E. Nisbett, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY, $27, 336 pages, Aug. 2015, ISBN: 978-0-37411-2-677 Scientific and philosophical concepts can change the way we solve problems by helping us to think more...
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