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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

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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

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

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.

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...

What's New?

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

CEP: What's New

September
2014
New Products
http://www.aiche.org/resources/publications/cep/2014/september/catalyzin...

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

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

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...

Institute News

October
2015
Institute News
MAC will Honor Pioneers of Diversity Diversity Summit McKetta Celebrates 100 Years AIChE Gala Your AIChE Membership: Group Insurance Benefits

CEP: New Products

August
2015
New Products
Read about new products and services in the areas of fluids and solids handling, materials and chemicals, bioprocessing, and operations and maintenance.

CEP: Institute News

September
2015
Institute News
AIChE Announces New Fellows; Washington Internships for Students of Engineering; AIChE Election News; Your AIChE Membership — Conferences

CEP: Calendars

September
2015
Calendars
AIChE Academy Calendar – Public Courses; Webinars; Web Forum

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Unloading and Loading Hazardous Materials

September
2015
Process Safety Beacon
While loading and unloading operations in your tank farm may seem simple — transferring material -— these facilities may be some of the most important contributors to process safety risk in your plant. The tank farm probably contains the largest inventory of hazardous material in your plant. Operations, though simple, involve large quantities. The consequence of a loss of containment may be severe.

CEP: News Update

August
2015
News Update
Sponge-Like Catalyst Makes Bioplastic Cheaper and Greener; LED Combines Optoelectronic Powerhouses; New Water Splitter Produces Hydrogen; Algal Fuel Gets a Boost; and more.

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Operational Readiness

August
2015
Process Safety Beacon
Any time that you introduce material or energy into equipment that is not currently being used, it is essential that you confirm that the equipment is ready. Are all of the parts of the equipment actually there and properly installed, or is something missing? Are all the valves that are supposed to be open actually open, and are all the valves that are supposed to be closed actually closed? Is everything else ready to use?

CEP: Institute News

August
2015
Institute News
AIChE Gala Will Showcase Excellence in Process Safety, Nov. 3 3rd Middle East Process Engineering Conference, Sept. 14-17, in Bahrain Body of Knowledge Will Guide ChE Training, Skills Development Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology Workshop...

CEP: Calendars

August
2015
Calendars
AIChE Meetings Calendar AIChE Academy Calendar Webinars

CEP: YPOV - Vote for Your Favorite Student Videos!

August
2015
YPOV
Of all of the engineering disciplines, it is toughest to describe what exactly a chemical engineer does. “Part of the difficulty lies in the fact that the other engineering disciplines build more tangible things,” says Stas’ Gawel, subcommittee chair of AIChE’s Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition. “Civil engineers build bridges, mechanical engineers build engines, and electrical engineers build circuits.” Chemical engineers, on the other hand, are more versatile and work in a wider variety of industries and positions than many other types of engineers. Two years ago, the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) conceived of the Global Undergraduate Student Video Competition to give high school students a better idea of what chemical engineers do, and to encourage students to pursue this major in college.

CEP: Catalyzing Commercialization - Sensitive Inline Analyzers Set to Transform the Cement Industry

August
2015
Catalyzing Commercialization
Portland cement manufacturing is an energy-intensive process that accounts for 6–8% of the world’s fuel use and approximately 5% of man-made global CO2 emissions. The industry uses a nuclear radiation-based technology called prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA), which offers highly accurate (within 0.1 wt%) inline measurement of the elemental composition of 100% of the raw material input. Although PGNAA systems are widely utilized, they are suitable only for heavy, dense materials that produce strong signals, such as cement raw materials. XRSciences — a Carlsbad, CA-based startup funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) — has overcome the PGNAA signal-strength limitation.

CEP: Profile: - Charlie Bamforth: Tapping into Brewing Science

August
2015
Profile
Charlie Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the Univ. of California, Davis, has lectured extensively on the nature of beer and brewing at venues such as Google, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Institution. Throughout his many interviews and lectures, he never wastes an opportunity to take a jab at wine makers. One key point that he frequently reiterates: beer is superior. “It’s okay to dislike beer. It does not make you a bad person,” says Bamforth. “But never try to tell me that wine is better. Wine is not as complex a product, it is not so complicated to make, it is not a better accompaniment to food, and it is not better for you,” he states. “I like wine — but I like beer better and respect it more.”

AIChE Journal Highlight - Diversifying the Chemicals Industry’s Feedstock Portfolio

August
2015
Journal Highlight
In the August AIChE Journal Perspective article, “Future Feedstocks for the Chemical Industry — Where Will the Carbon Come From?,” Scott F. Mitchell of SABIC Technology Center and Daniel F. Shantz of Tulane Univ. outline the opportunities for various sources of carbon that could be used for chemicals production, including shale gas, biomass, coal, and recycled CO2 and plastics.

Special Section: Natural Gas - Electric Power

August
2015
Special Section
Jared Ciferno, Richard Dennis, Shailesh Vora
The role of natural gas for electricity generation is expanding, as utilities take advantage of the low cost and lower emissions of natural gas, as well as the ability of natural-gas-based systems to provide on-demand power during periods of peak consumption.

CEP: Institute News

July
2015
Institute News
AIChE Election; Candidate Platforms; Your AIChE Membership — Technical Divisions and Forums; Member News

CEP: Calendars

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

CEP: Process Safety Beacon - Know When to Leave

July
2015
Process Safety Beacon
You cannot know when an unexpected reaction in a vessel might develop enough pressure to cause the vessel to rupture. All a large release of a flammable vapor needs in order to burn or explode is an ignition source. Never put yourself in danger by remaining in the area if this happens in your plant. Know your facility’s emergency plans, participate in drills, and know when to evacuate or shelter in a safe place.

CEP: Material Matters - Guidelines Aim to Reduce Failures

July
2015
Material Matters
Kirk Richardson
MTI is in the process of developing a best practice guideline for the design, welding, repair, and inspection of DSS 2205 equipment made from thick plates (greater than 1 in.), to be completed in Oct. 2015. The guidelines will include recommendations for assessing susceptibility to SSC (low, medium, or high, based on ferrite and hardness numbers), as well as information on the scope and scheduling of inspections.

South Africa's Chemicals Industry

July
2015
Global Outlook
Thokozani Majozi, Patrick Veldhuizen
Built upon the nation’s abundant coal reserves, South Africa’s chemicals industry spent much of the 20th century isolated from world trade. The abolishment of apartheid opened doors to its full participation in global markets.

CEP: AIChE Journal Highlight - Bridging the Scale Gap to Model Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions

July
2015
Journal Highlight
To fully harness the advantages of heterogeneous catalysis, heat and mass transfer must be optimized with respect to catalytic reaction rates. While reactions take place at the molecular length scale, industrial reactors can have dimensions as large as several meters, making reactor and catalyst design a difficult task. In the July AIChE Journal cover story, “Gas-Solid Catalytic Reactions with an Extended DSMC Model,” Georg R. Pesch, Norbert Riefler, Udo Fritsching, Lucio Colombi Ciacchi, and Lutz Mädler of the Univ. of Bremen, Germany, introduce a new modeling approach to efficiently tackle this challenge.
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