September 2014 CEP Preview

CRITICAL ISSUES: Manage Raw Material Supply Risks (click here to read this article now)
Some materials are more vulnerable to supply disruptions than others. Identify these materials and implement strategies to address challenges related to them.

BACK TO BASICS: Introduction to Solid-Fluid Equilibrium Modeling
This article introduces the thermodynamic property models that are commonly used in process simulators to perform solid-liquid equilibrium and solid-supercritical fluid equilibrium calculations.

ENERGY: Save Energy through the Superior Energy Performance Program
Facilities have improved their energy efficiency by implementing the ISO 50001 energy-management standard and participating in the U.S. Dept. of Energy's SEP program. Here's how your facility can earn SEP certification while reducing its energy use and saving money.

ENERGY: Identify Process Improvements for Energy Efficiency
The energy efficiency improvement potential of chemical processes is often overlooked. A process flow diagram review is the first step toward reducing your plant's energy consumption.

News: The Science Behind the Breakthrough Ebola Treatment ... Polymers Crystallize into Zeolite-Like Structures ... Magnetic Attraction: New Material Guides Fluid Flow ... MoS2 Pushes Graphene Aside for Fast DNA Sequencing ... Teaching Old Batteries New Tricks ... New Process Transforms Chemicals Production

Plus: Letters ... AIChE Journal Highlight: How Big-Data Analytics Will Revolutionize Chemical Manufacturing ... Meeting Preview: AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 16-21, Atlanta, GA ... Catalyzing Commercialization: Greening the Packaging Industry ... Process Automation Corner: Communicating the Message of Economic Opportunity ... Young Professionals Point of View: Anything Can Change, But Not Everything Must ... What's New ... Process Safety Beacon: What Is Your Role in Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis ... Software and Information Technology ... Product Digest: Pumps ... Institute News: AIChE Focuses on Women's Retention and re-Entry in the Workforce; WISE ChE Interns Bring Energy to Public Policy; AIChE Gala Will Promote a Diverse Profession; Cussler is Named 66th Institute Lecturer; Clark Receives SBE's Bailey Award; Election Update; Member News ... Calendars.

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