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Book Review: Open Innovation

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Open innovation may be the latest buzzword, but it's value to chemical engineers goes well beyond a shiny new expression to toss about. Check out this review of one of the latest books dedicated to the subject.

March 2015 CEP Preview

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This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

October 2014 CEP Preview

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This month, a feature on how humidity affects powders, tips for improving boiler system performance, discussions about the great water-energy-food challenge, and much more.

Elements of Fun

. by Cynthia Mascone

CEP editor in chief Cynthia Mascone takes a look at the periodic table, with plenty of trivia and fun. How well do you know the periodic table?

September 2014 CEP Preview

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In this issue, CEP looks at managing raw material supplies, and focuses on solid-fluid equilibrium modeling, and SEP certification. You'll also find a great preview to this year's Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

July 2014 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP looks at safety and the dangerous illusion of attention. You'll also find articles on heat exchanger models in simulation, tips on how to characterize particle size and shape, and much more.

Lessons on Leading Change

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your weaknesses.

June 2014 CEP Preview

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Do you know how to choose the right insulation for a given situation? Check out this month's CEP magazine, and also learn more about other topics, such as mitigating air pollution with catalytic technology, and using pressure sensors.

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

. by Cynthia Mascone

Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice to help make the transition easier.

May 2014 CEP Preview

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Take a guided tour through an oil refinery in the pages of CEP this month, and learn about 3-D printed prosthetics, the latest in biofuels, and much more.

April 2014 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You'll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy's chemical industry, and much more.

March 2014 CEP Preview

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This month in CEP, a look at crystallization process design, size control valves, pressure measurement, and much more.

February 2014 CEP Preview

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This month CEP looks at controlling boiler emissions, reviews distillation revamp pitfalls to avoid, and presents an unconventional approach to process safety.

January 2014 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP looks at the milestones in the field of mixing, as well as reviewing sustainable steam-trap management, fermentation fundamentals, and much more.

What Strategy Means to Engineers

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Many chemical engineers are engaged in tactical implementation rather than strategic project development. However, understanding the firm’s strategy can help improve project selection, team organization, and profitability at a company.

December 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP takes a close look at choosing the appropriate flame arrester. You'll also find much more, including articles on bench-scale engineering (BSE) and details on AIChE's ScaleUp program, through which corporations provide support for ChE students.

November 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, a special supplement on biochemical engineering with a focus on the work of D. I. C. Wang, founder of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE).

October 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP features lithium-ion batteries, looking at battery basics, their many uses, and much more.

August 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP features process burners and what you need to know to select one for your application.

July 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, a feature on using, handling, and storing hydrogen safely, plus centrifugal compressor performance, a look at jobs from shale gas investments, and much more.

What Is the Goal?

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

When is the last time you read a novel that offered insights you could apply on the job as a process engineer? Check out the classic The Goal for a must-read drama that takes place inside a manufacturing plant.

May 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP features a look at improving process safety with near-miss analysis (full article downloadable). You'll also find tips for selecting energy-saving flowmeters, developing an effective air-pollution-control strategy, and much more.

April 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP features membrane filtration and also looks at a variety of other news and topics, including a look at the latest on graphene, Singapore's chemicals industry, and much more.

March 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP features the technology of drug delivery. Plus the issues looks at the latest news, tips you can use to build your career, and more.

February 2013 CEP Preview

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Questions about career transitions? Or want to know more about using recycled water for cooling tower makeup? Check out this preview of February's CEP Magazine for these topics and much more.

Book Review: Great Webinars

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

January 2013 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP takes a close look at loop tuning, with a look at guidelines and strategies. You'll also have a chance to learn more about improving process hazard analysis (full-article download included), learn more about chemical industry prospects, and much more.

December 2012 CEP Preview

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This month CEP looks at biological chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. In this month's preview your also have access to the full text of "Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency."

November 2012 CEP Preview

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This month's CEP magazine focuses on what it takes to successfully patent your ideas. You'll also find advice on smart column design, cutting agitator power costs, and more.

Book Review: Peer Power

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

October 2012 CEP Preview

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Read about the smart manufacturing revolution, brush up on using process flowsheets as communications tools – including P&IDs, PFDs, and BFDs – and much more!

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AIChE’s Path to Sustainability

. by Cynthia Mascone

AIChE is working towards sustainability on multiple fronts. It has formed the International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS) and the Association's Institute for Sustainability (IfS) has created the AIChE Sustainability Index, which companies can use to benchmark their sustainability performance. You'll also notice changes this year at the Annual Meeting, with the aim of a more sustainable gathering in Pittsburgh.

September 2012 CEP Preview

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In this month's preview of CEP magazine, read how bio-based materials are making their way into the operating room. Also check out safety features on handling corrosive acids and caustics, read about the newest materials and the most recent developments in biofuel, and more.

August 2012 CEP Preview

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This month a 32-page special section of CEP focuses on the entire shale gas supply chain. You'll also find advice on choosing process vacuum pumps, an overview of Spain's chemical industry, learn the latest on algae oil production, and more.

July 2012 CEP Preview

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This month CEP looks at using cloud looks to collaborate, takes a closer look at centrifugation and the selection of a centrifuge, delves into modeling and virtual reality, and more.

May 2012 CEP Preview

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This month's issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You'll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChE's, updates on the latest news, and much more.

Book Review: Jumping the S-Curve

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Outside the realm of most technical literature that chemical engineers might typically encounter, “Jumping the S-Curve” offers insights into how high-performing companies function. Individuals working in technology fields will find this book important to help identify top performing companies for employment.

Extra Optimism for Earth Day 2012

. by Kent Harrington

This Sunday the world will celebrate Earth Day once again, but if thoughts of the Earth's future cause you more pessimism than hope, then the new book Abundance may be exactly what you need! According to co-writers X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis and journalist Steven Kotler, the future looks bright, and technology's rapid growth is the reason.

April 2012 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP Magazine's Back to Basics looks at minimizing the risks of flammable materials. Also covered this month are bulk solids segregation problems, Taiwan's chemical industry, and news about the latest in chemical engineering, from nanoglue to carbon management and a progress report on the recovery of Japan's chemical industry.

Book Review: The Innovator's DNA

. by Teresa Jurgens-Kowal

Clayton Christensen is perhaps most famous for identifying the concept of a disruptive innovation – a new technology that introduces new markets and new ways that people interact with products. His latest offering, The Innovator’s DNA, co-authored by Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, takes a look at what skills lead a person to innovation and creativity.

February 2012 CEP Preview

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February's issue of CEP magazine looks at heat exchanger baffling and environmental law for chemical engineers, plus offers tips for dealing with yield-stress slurries and much more.

January 2012 CEP Preview

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This month CEP kicks off a series of articles about engineers and social media and also launches YPOV, a new column for Young Professionals, which looks this month at how community service and volunteer activities can provide exceptional opportunities for career building.

Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon

. by Robert Szczesniak

Ever wonder what stories are told around the campfire at Chemistry Camp? Well, the Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean might just be the greatest collection of chemistry campfire stories.

December 2011 CEP Preview

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This month, CEP Magazine features a look at using practical thermodynamics for process simulation, in addition to covering a variety of other topics from nanotechnology to pumps and the South Korean chemical industry.

November CEP Preview

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This month, CEP takes a close look at vaccines, from basic approaches for vaccine creation to safety and manufacturing.

October CEP Preview

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The October issue of CEP Magazine looks at wastewater treatment technologies, using automation in pharmaceutical production, the reduction of compressed air costs, and more.

September CEP Preview

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This month, CEP looks at measuring temperature by direct contact, solids and fluids handling, eye protection, and much more. Read on for a full-article preview and more about this month's issue.

August 2011 CEP Preview

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This month CEP features a look at various aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS), including technology integration, legal questions and locating viable sites for CO2 sequestration.

July 2011 CEP Preview

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Take a look at what CEP magazine has lined up for July. This issue features pilot plants and includes features on mastering baffle tray capacity, reducing piloting time and cost, developing screening cost estimates, and much more.

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