CEP: January 2008 January is a time to reflect on the year just past, and to look ahead at the year that is beginning. For AIChE, 2007 was a very good year, with positive membership growth for the second consecutive year, a net operating income of roughly $3 million, the launching of a new student membership initiative, and the CCPS sponsor list expanding to over 100 among the many highlights... Share Online Configurators: Streamlining Equipment Specification January2008News FeatureSuzanne ShelleyThese automation tools help equipment vendors serve their customers better, support their sales force, and profit in many ways. Minimize Wastes from Specialty Chemical Processes January2008Environmental ManagementMichael Cipullo, Jeffrey MuellerUse this holistic approach as the basis for a process development strategy to identify environmentally sound, cost-effective, low-waste-generating processes. Use Model-Predictive Control to Improve Distillation Operations January2008InstrumentationRobert J. Conroy, Umesh Mathur, Robert D. Rounding, Daniel R. WebbThis methodology, based on steady-state and dynamic simulation, can be used to develop the necessary models— and avoid disruptive and costly step testing to the extent feasible. Selecting Agitator Seals for Bioprocessing Applications January2008Fluids and Solids HandlingGregory T. Benz, William Ho Liam TengIssues such as sterility, isolation and contamination must be considered when choosing seals for use in biotech and pharmaceutical processes. This overview describes common types of seals and offers guidance on selecting the appropriate seal for... Centennial Quiz: Fifty Forerunners of Chemical Engineering January2008Centennial 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.