August 2017 CEP Preview


New Award Celebrates Outstanding Young Professionals

AIChE, with the support of the AIChE Foundation, is inaugurating a new honors program that recognizes young professional AIChE members, under age 35, who are making significant contributions to the Institute and to the profession.


Adsorption Basics: Part 2

This article focuses on adsorbents, including activated carbon, zeolite molecular sieves, and polymeric adsorbents, as well as ion exchange resins.



Improve Products and Processes with Inline Particle Analysis

In-process measurement provides continuous information about particle behavior under changing process conditions, enabling engineers to optimize difficult processes.



Condition Monitoring Saves Money and Prevents Failures  

This article guides you through a condition monitoring program framework and details techniques to assess the function of your equipment.

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Trends in Corporate Sustainability

Motivated by legal and regulatory requirements, as well as by financial incentives for taking voluntary actions, many companies build sustainability practices into their business models.



  • Carbon Black Nanoparticles Increase Desalination Efficiency
  • New Catalyst Cools Down the Water-Gas Shift Reaction
  • Moth-Inspired Film Makes Smartphones Readable in the Sun
  • Nanoparticles Engineered to Boost Immune System’s Tumor Response
  • Doctored Enzymes Could Lower Biofuel Costs
  • High-Throughput Assay Identifies Viable Alternatives to BPA


  • Editorial: Enhance Your Life through Volunteering
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Solar Paper Powers Internet-of-Things Devices
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Absorption Methods Determine Mass-Transfer Parameters of Packed Beds
  • Technical Entity Trends: Industry, Academia, and Government Working Together
  • Career Corner: Coping with Stress at Work
  • Profile: Allison Chisenhall: Advocating for Workplace Inclusion 
  • Process Safety Beacon: Protect Vulnerable Piping and Equipment 
  • Spotlight on Safety: What Is Safety Worth?
  • New Products: Separations; Industrial Internet of Things; Engineering Services 
  • Books 
  • 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting Preview: Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 29 – Nov. 3
  • Calendars
  • Institute News
  • Frances Arnold Is Inaugural Recipient of AIChE’s Rousseau Pioneer Award
  • 2017 AIChE Election Opens Aug. 28
  • Reklaitis in Named AIChE Prausnitz Institute Lecturer for 2017
  • AIChE Signs MoU with Indonesia’s Pertamina Univ.
  • AIChE’s “Inspiring the Next Generation” Gala Set to Honor Fitterling, Patel, Dec. 6, in New York City
  • 4th Middle East Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC 2017), Oct. 9–11, in Bahrain
  • First Year Dues Waiver for Young Professionals
  • Your AIChE Membership: The 30-Minute Volunteer

The August 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