August 2021 CEP Preview

Plant Operations

Deciding Between Short-Term and Long-Term Solutions for Aging Infrastructure

Failures related to aging assets can be catastrophic to a facility. This article presents a framework for evaluating whether to implement a short-term fix or a larger overhaul.


How Is Cybersecurity Changing Process Safety?

Leveraging existing process safety risk assessment techniques can help organizations effectively manage cybersecurity risks.

Back to Basics

The Chemistry of Bourbon

A resurgence in the popularity of bourbon has inspired a more detailed study of the science involved in its production.

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Reactions and Separations

Optimize Naphtha Processing Using Dividing-Wall Technology

Dividing-wall columns are a cost-effective option to increase capacity and meet tighter product specifications in naphtha processing.

Business Management

Detailed Capital Cost Estimation

Accurate detailed capital cost estimates are critical for the successful implementation of major commercial investments.


  • New Drug Interferes with Coronavirus Genome
  • Innovative Face Mask Detects COVID-19
  • Protecting Crops from Climate Change
  • Engineers Create Strong, Lightweight Metallic Wood
  • Lipid Nanoparticles Deliver RNA Drugs to Inflamed Cells


  • Editorial: Engineering the Bourbon Boom
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Industrial 3D Printing Surges Forward with High-Performance Elastomers
  • AIChE Journal Highlight: Transforming Pharmaceutical Process Development
  • Process Safety Beacon: Even Tanks Containing Mostly Water Can Explode
  • New Products: Operations and Maintenance; Fluids and Solids Handling; Instrumentation; Bioprocessing; Materials and Chemicals; Environmental, Health and Safety; Software
  • Advanced Manufacturing Progress: Modular, Intensified Approaches to Carbon Capture and Utilization
  • Safety Minute: Sleep Loss Doubles Errors
  • Profile: Mary T. am Ende: In the End, Learning Matters Most
  • Career Connection: Build an Engaging LinkedIn Profile
  • Institute News 
    • Featured Events Announced for 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting
    • AIChE 2021 Gala, Dec. 1, New York City
    • Chakraborty Chosen as 2021 Prausnitz Institute Lecturer
    • AIChE Launches Food Engineering, Expansion and Development Institute
    • In Memoriam: Bob G. Perry

The August issue of CEP is now available on the AIChE website, on the CEP app, and as a digital flipbook.