April 2024 CEP Preview

Plant Operations

Making Sense of Operating Guidelines for Utility Water Systems

Engineers should use validated guidelines to control the quality of industrial water systems and reduce microbiological fouling, corrosion, deposition, and boiler water carryover into the steam system.


Strategic Energy Management to Reduce Emissions

A strong and active energy management program is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from chemical processes.

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Fluids and Solids Handling

Design Considerations for Thermoplastic Piping Systems

When designing a piping system, it is important to select the proper thermoplastic material based on the application and required characteristics.

Environmental Management

Measuring Regional Pollution with Low- and Mid-Cost Sensors

Highly precise and accurate greenhouse gas measurements typically require costly instrumentation installations. However, measurements from lower-accuracy, lower-cost sensors can be processed to augment existing measurement techniques.

News Update

  • “Power Plants” Harvest Energy from Rain and Wind
  • New Machine-Learning Method to Speed Chemical Discovery
  • Making Glass Photoconductive
  • Artificial Photosynthesis to Make the Building Blocks of Green Plastics
  • Meat-Rice Hybrid Overcomes Some of Cultivated Meat’s Challenges
  • Vanadium Scrubbers Could Pull Carbon Dioxide from Air
  • Business Update


  • Editorial: Finding Optimism in Sustainable Tech
  • Catalyzing Commercialization: Liquid-Metal-Based Thermal Interface Materials Keep Microelectronics Cool
  • Process Safety Beacon: Get Out and Stay Out
  • Offshore Technology Conference Preview
  • New Products: Instrumentation; Environmental, Health, and Safety; Software; Fluids and Solids Handling
  • Profile: Raising the Barrel
  • Career Connection: Unveiling Deception: How to Spot Fake Recruiters and Job Posts
  • ChE in Context: CHIPS for America and Scientific Innovation
  • Patent Update: Are Your NDAs Up to Date?
  • Institute News 
    • Candidates for 2024 AIChE Board of Directors Election
    • AIChE and IChemE Announce Webinar Series and Annual Conference
    • Michael J. Graff of Air Liquide Selected as Vice Chair of AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Introducing Some of AIChE’s Recently Elected Fellows
    • In Memoriam: Joseph F. Louvar

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