CEP: May 2005 In December 2002, scientists and engineers were elated thanks to an authorization bill, approved by Congress, that called for the doubling of the National Science Foundation (NSF) budget between the fiscal years (FY) 2002-2007... Share Prevent Caking During Solids Handling May2005Fluids and Solids HandlingBrian H. Pittenger, Herman Purutyan, Gabriel I. Tardos Use these guidelines to avoid potential caking problems. The key steps are to select a material characterization method, identify the factors that can be feasibly controlled and conduct tests to confirm that process/handling changes yield the... Ensure Proper Distribution in Cooling Towers May2005Heat TransferJames L. Willa Follow these guidelines to achieve thorough mixing of the air and water in the tower. Specifying Laser Scanning Services May2005Plant DesignEric Hoffman Increasingly, project managers are called upon to employ laser scanning technology. However, little information available to aid with its specification. This article discusses the basics of laser scanning and the parameters that should be included... Destroying Organic Wastes: Thermal Oxidizer Basics May2005Environmental ManagementYehuda Goldshmid This article describes the types of oxidizers, outlines the parameters that affect oxidizer choice, and provides guidance on specifying a thermal oxidizer system. Use TRIZ in Reverse to Analyze Failures May2005Career CatalystJack HippleAsking “how could I make this fail?” can help you to identify potential problems that you might not otherwise have considered. 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.