AIChE's Kristine Chin joined Henry Kister at the 2017 AIChE Spring Meeting in San Antonio to discuss his book, Distillation Troubleshooting. Henry earned the nickname "the tower doctor" because he developed a true expertise at diagnosing distillation tower issues over the years.
In his video interview above, he talks about how he developed this expertise, a large part of which began by simply speaking to senior engineers who had a lot of knoweledge and experience to share. Throughout his time in the field, he also gathered plenty of his own experiences. These years of know-how are shared in his book, which he considers one of his greatest achievements and a way of helping other chemical engineers in their day-to-day work and throughout their careers.