January 2014 CEP Preview

HEAT TRANSFER Implement a Sustainable Steam-Trap Management Program

Steam trap management is important for the successful operation of a chemical processing plant. Follow these guidelines to realize the benefits of such a program.

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BACK-TO-BASICS: Fermentation Fundamentals: Brewing Bugs for Bioengineering

A fermentation process leverages live cells to manufacture a variety of products. Choosing the correct host cell, as well as the optimal production equipment and method, are the fundamental first steps of these complex processes.

REACTIONS AND SEPARATIONS: Recognizing the 21 Most Influential Contributions to Mixing Research

Here is a look at the key milestones in the field of mixing, and how these foundational developments paved the way for current industrial practice.

REACTIONS AND SEPARATIONS: Designing Multistage Agitated Reactors

This article bridges the gap between theory and practice for the design of continuous-flow mechanically agitated reactors, with a focus on mechanical and hydraulic issues.

INSTRUMENTATION: How Much Is Another Measurement Worth?

New measurements are valuable only if they increase the economic value of the plant. Evaluate a measurement investment by quantifying the expected improved financial performance.

News: Harmless Virus Helps Assemble Li-O2 Cathode ... Pulling the Plug on Wearable Electronics ... New Biopatch Regenerates Bone ... Elastomer Morphs When Heated. Plus: AIChE Journal Highlight: Casting Process Safety as a Control Problem ... Material Matters: Preventing Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) ... What's New ... Process Safety Beacon: Corrosion Under Insulation ... Software and Information Technology ... Product Digest: Flowmeters ... Institute News: President's Corner: Our Evolving Profession; AIChE Gala Spotlights Ethics, Raises Funds for Ethics Education and Training; Southwest Process Technology Conference Wrap-Up; Institute and Board of Directors' Award Nominations Due Feb. 15; Trevor Kletz, Hazard Analysis Pioneer; Member News ... Books ... Calendars. The January 2014 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001.