SBE Special Section
Mark Holtzapple, Rocio Sierra, Aaron Smith, Cesar Granda and Mark T. Holtzapple
As oil and natural gas prices rise, lignocellulosic biomass becomes a viable feedstock for the fuel and chemical industries— provided key issues are addressed.
Robert P. Vignes
LLCA compares the relative impacts of alternatives that may be considered anywhere during a product’s life cycle. Here’s how to perform such an evaluation.
Alan W. Weimer
Here’s what you should know if you’re considering making the transition.
Many CPI firms are looking at safety costs as investments, rather than expenses, and are reaping the wide-range benefits. Here's a roadmap of how best to accomplish this.
Fluids and Solids Handling
Bill Lyons, James W. Noel
Check out the valve choices that are available and make an informed decision on which one is right for your application.
T. Reg Bott
Here are some insights into the design, operation and research issues associated with heat exchanger fouling.
Faisal I. Khan
Risk-based monitored natural attenuation effectively monitors the extent of contamination, the associated risk, and the effectiveness of natural clean-up processes.
Lionel F. Laroche
Global teams can maintain their effectiveness by using the right communication tools, following good communication practices, working at building and maintaining trust, and taking cultural differences into account.
This article compares empirical methods and test methods for determining air-leakage rates and offers guidelines on their use.
Beth R. Beloff, Earl Beaver, Jeanette M. Schwarz
Sustainability provides a framework for integrating environmental, social and economic interests into effective business strategies.
Reactions and Separations
Dennis Vauk, Ian Moore, Nick Hallale
In a petroleum refinery, viewing hydrogen as an asset rather than a liability can lead to increased profits. The key is in the mindset. A typical investor uses money to make money. This article shows you how to use hydrogen to make money.
Fieldbus technologies have become increasingly popular in process control applications. This article highlights the practical applications and economics of various buses, so that an engineer can choose the best one for his or her process.
Reactions and Separations
Edward S. Shanley, Michelle R. Murphy, Surendra K. Singh
Here is a method that rates the tendency of new compounds to self-explode without the need to perform extensive laboratory tests.
Joseph W. Hower, Michael P. Scott, Stanley R. Hayes
Follow this procedure for evaluating the strategic importance of greenhouse gas (GHG) issues to your firm and developing a corporate strategy for managing GHGs.