June 2010 CEP Preview

On the Horizon: Gazing into an Energy Crystal Ball
By mid-century, new energy sources could be integrated into the existing chemical-conversion infrastructure, but additional research is needed to fine-tune the technologies and improve efficiencies and economics. Read Gazing into an Energy Crystal Ball.

Fluids and Solids Handling: Troubleshoot and Solve Pneumatic Conveying Problems
Use this scientific approach instead of a costly trial-and-error method to diagnose problems and implement solutions for conveying systems.

Back to Basics: Agitating Fibrous Materials
Slurry agitation involves complicated processes. This article presents guidelines for understanding the rheology of cellulosic and other fibrous materials, and outlines a method for scaling up their agitation.

Career Catalyst: Making the Team: Teams, Teamwork, and Teambuilding
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 could accomplish on its own.

Process Automation Corner: A Second Life for Installed Automation Systems?

News: Pressure-Cooking Algae into Biofuels ... Making Smarter Biofuel Choices ... Nano-Infused Filters as Catalysts ... Catalyst Extracts H2 from Water ... Overactive Platinum for Cheaper Fuel Cells ... Astronauts Study Biofilms in Space ... Tumor-Targeting T Cells ... Synthetic Enzymes Help ID Proteins ... Chem Economics: Productivity, Profits, and Jobs ... Perspective: Sequestering CO2 in Saline Aquifers.

Plus: Institute News ... What's New ... Product Digest: Environmental Equipment ... Software & Information Technology ... Process Safety Beacon: Containment Dikes and Pads ... Books ... Letters ... Profile: Alan Rossiter -- Beyond Technical Competence ... and More.

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