CEP: July 2010 AIChE's international programs are growing. There are several reasons for this expansion of effort outside the United States. First, the strength of the U.S. chemical engineering industrial/academic enterprise puts AIChE in a strong position to provide proactive leadership on today's societal problems in areas such as energy and sustainability, which are global in nature... Share Radical Designs Boost Resource Efficiency July2010News FeatureJoanna ZiemlewskiThe top projects in the recent 10xE Design Challenge showcase the best examples of resource-efficient, integrative design from the chemical engineering community. The AIChE Energy Initiative July2010Special SectionThe AIChE energy Initiative leads the Institute's energy-related activities. Nuclear Energy: A Vital Component of Our Energy Future July2010Special SectionStuart T. ArmNuclear power is proven to be safe, and it is our best shot at increasing energy production while reducing CO2 emissions levels. Nuclear Renaissance: A Flawed Proposition July2010Special SectionAnthony D'Agostino, Benjamin K. SovacoolNuclear power has never been safe and it never will be. Efficiency gains and investment in renewable sources of energy will be sufficient to power the planet without resorting to nuclear reactors. Nuclear Waste Policy in the United States July2010Special SectionBond Calloway, Sarah WidderThe current U.S. reactor fleet produces 2,100–2,400 ton/yr of spent nuclear fuel (SNF). After 50-plus years of nuclear power generation, 64,000 tons of SNF has accumulated in temporary storage at the reactor sites. How did we get where we are, and... Nuclear Power: Energy to Produce Liquid Fuels and Chemicals July2010Special SectionCharles ForsbergUsing nuclear energy to operate refineries and chemical plants would allow more fossil and biomass resources to be converted to fuel and chemical products. Nuclear Power: Fueling the Hydrogen Economy July2010Special SectionWilliam A. SummersNuclear hydrogen might first enter the transportation market to supplement existing fossil resources. In the long-term, it could be a key in the development of a hydrogen economy. Developing a Position on Nuclear Power July2010Special SectionAIChE’s Nuclear Engineering Division recommends expanding the role of nuclear power and closing the nuclear fuel cycle. <br> Energy Research: Following the Money July2010Special SectionBond CallowaySurveys of the energy-related papers presented at AIChE’s annual meetings shed light on the funding pathways for energy research by chemical engineers. Use Oxygen to Improve Combustion and Oxidation July2010Reactions and SeparationsNancy C. Easterbrook, Reed J. Hendershot, Timothy D. LebrechtSubstituting oxygen for air is often a low-cost, easy-to-implement option that can reduce capital costs, lower emissions, and improve process flexibility and reliability. Choosing Specialty Metals for Corrosion-Sensitive Equipment July2010Back To BasicsDean GambaleSpecialty metals should be considered for processes that push beyond the corrosion limits of steel. New composites and surface alloy technologies expand the options for defending against corrosion. 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.