March 2018 CEP Preview



Process Intensification: Its Time Is Now


Realize the Potential of Process Intensification

With a history that dates back to the 1970s, process intensification (PI) is not a new concept. Several developments have moved PI forward, but realizing PI’s full potential will require the concerted efforts of industry, academia, and government.

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Modularization in Chemical Processing

Most high-margin growth opportunities lie in high-grade specialty chemicals. To realize these opportunities, manufacturers are looking to distributed modular production facilities. Process intensification could help to enable these new technologies.

Employ Static Mixers for Process Intensification

Static mixers can efficiently and effectively accomplish an increasing number of process objectives, expanding the opportunities to apply them for process intensification.


Characterizing Adsorbents for Gas Separations

Pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) and temperature-swing  adsorption (TSA) separate a specific gas species from a mixture of gases. This article explains how to evaluate the performance of an adsorbent for a given separation.



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