CEP: January 2002 In November, I asked our readers "Where Are We Headed?" This was not exactly an easy question to answer. And unlike a mathematical equation, there is no one correct answer... Share A Rich and Diverse History January2002Special SectionIrene KimThis look at the continuing evolution of chemical engineering starts with reflections on the past. Profiles January2002Special SectionMargaret Clarke HuntThese profiles of a dozen engineers in different stages of their careers offer snapshots of where chemical engineers are employed. Employment of Chemical Engineers January2002Special SectionFreeman Self , Freeman SelfAn analysis of past employment data can help identify future trends in chemical engineering. FreemanSelf-EdEkholm- Refocusing Chemical Engineering January2002Special SectionEdward L. Cussler, Edward L. CusslerTo adapt to changes in the industry, chemical engineers will require a change in mindset, as well as an enhanced skillset. Clean Up Contaminated Sites January2002Environmental ManagementFaisal I. KhanRisk-based monitored natural attenuation effectively monitors the extent of contamination, the associated risk, and the effectiveness of natural clean-up processes. The Chemical Industry and Toulouse: Lessons After Bhopal January2002OpinionBenjamin R. SchusterThoughts on how to prevent another catastrophic accident from occurring. Prevent Fires in Thermal Fluid Systems January2002Heat TransferJim OetingerFollow these design and operating guideines for a safe heat-transfer-fluid system. Solve the 5 Most-Common Pneumatic Conveying Problems January2002Fluids and Solids HandlingPaul E. Solt Does your system suffer from plugging? Bottlenecking? Abrasion? Poor venting? Degraded product? Here are remedies. Reduce Solvent Usage During Batch Distillation January2002Reactions and SeparationsMichael J. GentilcoreOperating at a constant level can reduce the loss of the replacement solvent to the distillate by 50–70%. Synergistic Design Approach to Safety and Reliability Yields Great Benefits January2002SafetyDennis C. HendershotMerging the design processes of inherent safety and operational reliability reduces the total technial resources, while improving both parameters. Tune Control Loops for Minimum Variability January2002InstrumentationLanny A. RobbinsThe Robbins tuning rules can reduce the variability of control loop response to about 60% of that observed with Ziegler-Nichols tuning rules. Close Out - The Forgotten Phase January2002ManagementPaula K. Martin , Karen TateIn the long run, taking the time to close out a project properly will save time and reduce the chances of making the same mistake twice. Get What's Coming to You January2002Career CatalystKate WendletonHere's how to negotiate the best possible severance package. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.