October 2015 CEP Preview


Going It Alone

An independent consultant faces unique demands, but can reap many rewards.

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Life Cycle Assessment: A Systems Approach to Environmental Management and Sustainability

Use this holistic technique to identify and quantify the potential impacts of a product or process throughout its life cycle.



Israel’s Chemicals Industry: From the Desert to the Dead Sea

Since Israel’s independence in 1948, its chemicals industry has flourished thanks to the Dead Sea and the minerals it provides. A highly educated and skilled workforce makes this small nation a global power player in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries.


  • Cells Snap Together to Form Organoids
  • Creating a Community of Co-Dependent Microbes
  • Nanoparticles Evade the Body's Immune System
  • Nonstick Surface Goes Toe-to-Toe with Nature
  • Sponge-Like Material Performs CCS and CO2 Catalysis
  • Engineers Turn OPVs Upside Down


  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Tribute to Founders: John M. Prausnitz
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Advanced Technologies for Water Treatment and Reuse
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Spray-On Pseudo Skin Speeds Up Burn Healing
  • Process Safety Beacon: Water, Water Everywhere
  • Commentary: Why the Congressional Research Service Does Not Publish Its Reports
  • Material Matters: Robots Enhance Inspection
  • Profile: Tackling Microbial Control
  • Career Corner: Boost Your Career Through Mentorship
  • Software
  • Books
  • Expo Preview: ChemShow
  • Product Digest: Safety Equipment
  • Calendars


Inst​itute News

  • Minority Affairs Committee Will Honor Pioneers of Diversity at Annual Meeting Events, Nov. 9
  • Diversity Summit, Nov. 10, at Annual Meeting
  • Former AIChE President McKetta Celebrates 100 Years
  • AIChE Gala Honors CEOs for Process Safety Excellence, Nov. 3
  • Your AIChE Membership — Group Insurance Benefits and Other Protection Plans

The October 2015 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, at http://www.aiche.org/cep.