CEP: January 2009 What's in your time capsule? How would you characterize your generation? Dee Giffin Flaherty and Hank Kohlbrand posed those questions to the attendees at the Pittsburgh Section's celebration of AIChE's first annual meeting (p. 20)... Share The AIChE Sustainability Index: The Factors in Detail January2009Special SectionDarlene Schuster, Calvin Cobb, Darlene Schuster, Beth Beloff and Dicksen Tanzil The AIChE Sustainability Index provides practical benchmarks along a number of well-defined metrics. Modeling Reactive Absorption January2009Reactions and SeparationsEugeny Kenig, Panos SeferlisEffective modeling of reactive absorption enhances system design, improves experiment planning for parameter-estimation, and facilitates process operation and control decisions. Oxygen and Nitrogen: Onward and Upward January2009News FeatureSuzanne ShelleyInnovative advances continue to benefit all three of today's air separation technologies, helping to reduce power consumption and capital costs, and, in turn, expand their markets. Determining Manufacturing Costs January2009Back To BasicsJohn AndersonMaking early estimates of a product's cost components enables developers to manage resources wisely and evaluate the product's economic viability. Achieving Technical Sustainability January2009Special SectionSubhas Sikdar Sustainability Innovation in the Consumer Products Industry January2009Special SectionShekhar Mitra, Len SauersSustainability is both a responsibility and an opportunity, and innovation can be the key to success. Government Perspectives on Sustainability January2009Special SectionAlan HechtAdvances in science and technology, the application of diverse government regulations and policies, and green business practices are all needed to advance sustainabilty. Biofuels production is a good case study to illustrate how government and... Incorporating Sustainability into Chemical Engineering Education January2009Special SectionDavid T. Allen, Braden R. Allenby, Cliff I. Davidson, Cynthia F. MurphyThis benchmarking study of the types of courses offered and the material being taught sheds light on what the engineering profession regards as sustainability. A Personal Perspective on Sustainability Through Energy Efficiency January2009Special SectionRobert W. SylvesterThese relatively simple lifestyle changes enabled one individual to reduce energy costs by $2,000/yr and his carbon footprint by one-third. 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.