July 2017 CEP Preview


Concentrating Solar Thermal Overview

Concentrating solar thermal (CST) technology can be used to generate electricity, desalinate water, and more. Find out how CST works and the role chemical engineers can play.

Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage

Thermochemical energy storage could be the key to widespread concentrating solar power (CSP) deployment.

Leveraging the Ammonia Industry for Solar Energy Storage 

Concentrating solar power (CSP) with energy storage could help meet our zero-emission energy needs. This article explains how the Haber-Bosch process for ammonia synthesis could be used for low-cost energy storage in CSP plants.


Making Sense of Laboratory Fire Codes  (click here to read this article now)

Laboratory owners are faced with a difficult task when building a new lab or renovating an existing one — two fire-prevention codes specify different restrictions on the quantities of hazardous materials that can be used and stored in that facility.


Adsorption Basics: Part 1

Adsorption can be used to treat waste streams or purify valuable components of a feed. This article describes both equilibrium and mass transfer considerations, and reviews the fundamentals of adsorption system design.


Estimating Air Emission Rates

Stack testing, material balances, emissions factors, and engineering equations are the most common methods that can be used to estimate air emissions.


  • MOF Cloth Could Thwart Chemical Warfare
  • A Zap of Electrons Could Yield On-Demand Ammonia
  • Beetle Shells Inspire Color-Shifting Nanoparticles
  • Modified Vancomycin Could Slay Resistant Bacteria
  • A Frigid Approach to Better Batteries


  • Editorial: Investing in Energy and Economic Security
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: A Graphene-Based Sensor Monitors Water Quality in Real Time
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: The Importance of Teaching Engineers Professional Skills
  • Young Professionals Point of View: The 35 Under 35 Award Winners: A Sneak Peek
  • The ChE in Context:  Members Will Shape AIChE’s Climate Change Policy
  • Process Safety Visions: Enhanced Stakeholder Knowledge
  • Process Safety Beacon: Management of Change Prevents Accidents
  • New Products
  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Institute News
    • 2017 AIChE Election Candidate Statements
    • Center for Ethics Guides Responsible ChE Practice
    • Your AIChE Membership: Member Credits
    • AIChE Member Get-a-Member Program
    • Member News

The July 2017 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 https://www.aiche.org/cep.