CEP: April 2005 In "Demystifying the Hydrogen Myth,"Dr. Shinnar makes several important points related to generating electricity and storing hydrogen, but his oversimplification of the R&D needs and the prospects for solar electric (photovoltaics/PV) suggests that he may not be fully conversant with the latest exciting achievements in this field... Share Promising Advances in Photovoltaics April2005Critical Issues Alarm Management for Regulated Industries April2005InstrumentationJoseph S. AlfordThis article focuses on the regulatory drivers for alarm management, summarizes key practices, and challenges automation vendors to devise new ways to help customers implement more-effective alarm systems. Improve and Maintain Cooling Tower Efficiency April2005Heat TransferJames L. Willa Changing maintenance and/or operating procedures can significantly increase cooling tower performance without major capital expenditures. Here are some tips for ensuring proper design and operation of major tower components. Addressing the Hazards of Data Omission from MSDSs April2005SafetyJames C. MulliganIf certain chemicals lack physical hazards data, suppliers must be proactive to keep workers safe. Here’s how to determine dust flammability and reactivity data for inclusion on MSDSs. Catalyst Recovery - Part 3: Removing Contaminants from Spent Catalysts April2005Reactions and SeparationsRobert T Jacobsen Pre-burning prior to catalyst recovery/refining enhances sampling accuracy for higher returns of the remaining precious metals. Solve Problems Inventively April2005Career CatalystJack HippleThe TRIZ methodology encourages you to approach problems from a different angle. Here’s a primer on the basics of the technique and the tools available to implement it. 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.