April 2018 CEP Preview


Handle Hazardous Waste Safely

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Hazardous-waste disposal presents unique challenges. An analysis of several incidents highlights the importance of properly characterizing waste prior to processing.


Best Practices for Pilot Plant Layout

Follow these recommendations to ensure your pilot plant has sufficient space to achieve your research and development goals.


Implement an Effective Corrosion Mitigation Program

As opportunity crude usage increases, unexpected corrosion has become a major issue in piping and process units. Corrosion monitoring is a crucial part of maintaining the operational integrity of a refinery.


Designing Hoppers, Bins, and Silos for Reliable Flow

Follow a guided approach to measure solids properties, choose bin shapes, and calculate hopper angles and outlet sizes for effective storage and use.


Safely Unload and Convey Combustible Dusts

Dust explosions are a major hazard of unloading and conveying operations. Protect your facility from explosions with venting panels, flameless venting systems, and chemical suppression systems.


  • Researchers Create Nanocarbons from Food Waste
  • Portable Test Helps Farmers Find Soil Pathogens Before It’s Too Late
  • New Solar Reactor Works At Night
  • ACC Report Highlights the Dangers of NAFTA Withdrawal for the American Chemical Industry
  • Remote-Controlled Nanospears Deliver Biomolecules to Cells
  • Robotic Exoskeleton Takes the Effort Out of Walking


  • Editorial: Our Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call
  • Letters
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Simple, Portable Tests Can Measure Metal Contamination Within Minutes
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Rethinking Chemical Reactor Design
  • Career Corner: What Skills Do Chemical Engineers Need Now?
  • Profile: Steve Elwart: Keeping Pace With The Changing Landscape Of Automation
  • Process Safety Beacon: Maintain A Sense Of Vulnerability
  • New Products: Filtration and Separations; Bioprocessing; Fluids and Solids Handling
  • The ChE In Context: Your Voice And Role In Public Outreach
  • Technical Entity Trends: A Water Roadmap For Chemical Engineers
  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Institute News
    • AIChE Announces Candidates For 2018 Officer Election
    • Petition Candidate Filings Due May 7
    • AIChE Elects New Fellows

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