CEP: March 2007 Returning to the petrochemical heartland after a six-year absence, the 2007 Spring National Meeting arrives in Houston on April 22-27. The timing couldn't be better. Energy - whether conventional fossil fuel-based or alternative (e.g., solar, wind, bio, etc.), as well as its impact on the environment - will be one of the critical topics of discussion... Share Scaling Fixed-Bed Catalyzed Processes March2007Reactions and SeparationsJonathan H. WorstellThe new parameter introduced here will yield more meaningful results when a fixed-bed reactor is scaled up for process development or scaled down for plant support. Modular Mini-Plants: A New Paradigm March2007ManagementShashank ShahModular design principles are well known, but have found only niche applications in the Chemical industry. This article outlines an innovative methodology, whereby plant and process design may be conducted in parallel using components with pre-... The G-Value for Agitator Design: Time to Retire It? March2007Fluids and Solids HandlingGregory T. BenzThis commonly used number does not correctly address the influence of viscosity, and has no relationship to performance parameters such as fluid velocity and blend time. This article recommends actual measures of agitator performance that should be... Streamlining the Validation Process March2007ManagementTim Flanigan, Robert MackeyToday, validation is no longer an afterthought for the design and construction of a new or renovated process or facility. It is, in fact, recognized as an integral part of the total project. Fully integrated services are now available to ensure a... Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine or purchase an article reprint? Learn more about Reprints and Permissions.