October 2014 CEP Preview

HEAT TRANSFER: Improve the Performance of Your Boiler System (click here to read this article now)
By recovering heat from the hot fluegas or blowdown water, a condensing economizer, a blowdown heat-recovery unit, or a glycol air heater can increase a boiler system's overall efficiency.

FLUIDS AND SOLIDS HANDLING: Understand the Effects of Moisture on Powder Behavior
The relationship between humidity and powder behavior is complicated. Therefore, comprehensive,
case-by-case testing is required.

BACK TO BASICS: Bioseparations Basics
Bioseparations are critical to the field of biochemical engineering. Each bioseparation process must be tailored to separate, purify, or recover the desired bioproduct. This article gives an introductory overview of filtration and chromatography -- two key bioseparations unit operations.

GLOBAL OUTLOOK: The Growth of a Chemicals Industry in Russia
Russia's chemicals industry has experienced ups and downs since its formation. Although the country was hit hard by the Great Recession, it appears to have bounced back and is now investing in modernizing highly outdated equipment and processes.

COMMENTARY: The Great Water-Energy-Food Challenge
Past presidents of AIChE and IChemE issue a call to arms for the international chemical engineering community.

News: Tiny Assembly Line Builds Organic Molecules One Side Group at a Time ... Engineered Microbes Synthesize Bio-Propane ... Buckyballs Boost Organic Solar Cell Efficiency ... Masquerade Ball: Squid Skin Inspires a New Material ... A Microbial Approach to Pain Management ... Phase Change: Liquid Battery for Grid-Scale Storage.

Plus: AIChE Journal Highlight: A Path Toward the Perfect Chemical Reactor ... Catalyzing Commercialization: Producing Tailor-Made Polymers at the Commercial Scale ... Material Matters: Managing Aging Plants ... Profile: John Televantos: Creating Value in Business and the Economy ... Career Corner: Three Books to Advance Your Career ... What's New ... Process Safety Beacon: Dust Explosions -- Clean Up this Hazard ... Software and Information Technology ... Product Digest: Safety Equipment ... Books ... Institute News: AIChE Elects New Fellows; 2014 Institute Awards for Industrial Practice; Professional Progress Award Renamed to Honor Acrivos; Air Products Sponsors Energy & Sustainability Award; Eckhardt Makes Gift to AIChE Foundation; Election Deadline ... Calendars.

The October 2014 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.