CEP: December 2006 Almost without exception, the chemical engineers attending the 2006 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco last month seemed excited about the future of our profession. They cited energy and sustainability as the most engaging challenges to come along in recent years... Share Ionic Liquids for Aromatic Extraction: Are They Ready? December2006Reactions and SeparationsSachin T. AnjanIonic liquids have already moved into the commercial arena as reaction solvents. This article compares them to conventional solvents and examines their potential for the extraction of benzene, toluene and xylene from reformate. A Simplified Approach to Water-Hammer Analysis December2006Fluids and Solids HandlingAlejandro Anaya DurandUse this graphical methodology to determine the conditions under which water hammer is likely to occur. Selecting Corrosion-Resistant Materials December2006MaterialsMarcello Picciotti, Francesco PicciottiThis article looks at some common corrosion-resistant alloys and gasket materials that are available for use in applications with high pressures and temperatures. 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.