October 2012 CEP Preview

NEWS FEATURE: Smart Manufacturing: The Next Revolution (click here to read this article now)
Moving to the next generation of production can help the U.S. keep its competitive edge.

SAFETY: OSHA's New Chemical NEP: How to Make the Grade and Earn Extra Credit
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluates chemical facilities' process safety management systems through a new national emphasis program. Follow these tips to reduce your risk of receiving citations, streamline the inspection process, and pave the way for future excellence.

BACK TO BASICS: Using Process Flowsheets as Communication Tools
Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), and block flow diagrams (BFDs) are essential tools for documenting processes and promoting interdisciplinary understanding and communication.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK: The Chemical Industry in Mexico: Evolution, Challenges, and Perspectives
New investments in industry and raw materials, as well as the modernization of infrastructures and industry practices, can help to reverse Mexico's growing trade deficit and restore the health of its chemical industry.

News: New Battery Takes Charge of its Power ... Nanomaterial Reversibly Stores Hydrogen ... Engineered Microbe Turns Emissions into Fuel ... African Fruit's Color Secret Is Uncovered ... Nanoparticles Sneak Past the Brain's Armor ... Chem Economics: Manufacturing Renaissance Takes Hold in the U.S. ... AIChE Journal Highlight: Efficient, Simple, and Safe Reactions Click into Place.

Plus: Editorial: Alternative Paths to Sustainability ... What's New ... Product Digest: Heat Transfer ... Software ... Process Safety Beacon: Manage Temporary Changes ... Institute News: 2012 Institute and Board of Directors' Awards; Danckwerts Lecture; Calendars.

The October 2012 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at http://www.aiche.org/cep.