CEP: July 2002

Despite today's tough economy, the financial outlook for chemical engineers is looking good. Next month's issue of CEP will feature a 16-page special section on career management - including a synopsis of the biennial AIChE Salary Survey, conducted by AIChE's Career Services Dept...

Applying Six Sigma

Yogesh B. Trivedi
By implementing Six Sigma at its ethylene unit, Sasol has been able to recover as much as 65% of the opportunities that could have been lost.

Be a Better Bargainer

Career Catalyst
Robert W. Bly 
Follow these pointers to succeed in win-win negotiations.

Squeeze More Out of Complex Columns

Reactions and Separations
Piyush Shah
These distillation setups can cut capital and operating costs by up to 30%, and increase separation efficiency. Here is a straightforward method for evaluation.

Use Sustainability Metrics to Guide Decision-Making

Environmental Management
Beth R. Beloff, Earl  Beaver, Jeanette M. Schwarz
Sustainability provides a framework for integrating environmental, social and economic interests into effective business strategies.

Simplify Reliability Analysis of Chemical Processes

Farshad Nourai
Originally developed for discrete manufacturing, this method can be applied to process units to detect which components may fail, and correct the situation before trouble happens.
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