October 2016 CEP Preview


Integrating Process Safety and Innovation

It's important to consider process safety early in the innovation process. Use a success modes and effects analysis to ensure your innovation can be safely and economically commercialized.

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Creating a Culture of Diversity

An inclusive workplace with a diverse workforce ensures that the best talent is at the table and that everyone's ideas can be heard. A strong diversity culture, like a strong safety culture, is good for business, the profession, and our individual career advancement.


The ChE as Sherlock Holmes: Investigating Process Incidents

Investigating process incidents to understand what happened and why provides vital information that will help prevent future incidents.


Develop a Data System for Your Pilot Plant

The data requirements of a pilot facility are just as important as the plant's physical components. Follow this guidance to design and deploy a robust process data system for your pilot plant.


Using Regional Resources Sustainably and Efficiently

Use these tools to design and evaluate industrial processes and supply chains that rely on renewable bio- and non-bioresources.



  • Co-Ionic Membrane Boosts Aromatics Yield
  • First-Ever Robot Made Entirely of Soft Materials
  • Nanoporous Polyethylene Could Make for Cool Clothing
  • A Low-Tech Way to Harvest Solar Energy
  • New Coating Makes a Splash for Waterproofing
  • Lackadaisical Membrane Widens Fuel Cell Temperature Range
  • Educating the Educators: AIChE Foundation and CCPS Roll Out Faculty Process Safety Workshops


  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Enabling High Performance Coatings from Plant Oils
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Designing Materials for a Sustainable Future
  • Process Safety Beacon: Practice Process Safety in the Lab
  • Profile: Merging Engineering and Policy on an Unconventional Path
  • Material Matters: The Promises and Perils of Reactive Metals
  • Technical Entity Trends: Please Drink Responsibly
  • Career Corner: Should You Get an MBA?
  • Product Focus: Laboratory Equipment
  • Calendars
  • Institute News
    • AIChE Members Ready for Constitution Vote
    • WISE ChE Undergrads Study Public Policy in DC
    • AIChE Foundation Launches Podcast Series
    • Lee is Named SBE's Bailey Lecturer
    • AIChE's 35 Under 35 Awards
    • AIChE Elects New Fellows
    • Member News
    • Your AIChE Membership: Conferences

The October 2016 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.