CEP: December 2011 This month, CEP Magazine features a look at using practical thermodynamics for process simulation, in addition to covering a variety of other topics from nanotechnology to pumps and the South Korean chemical industry. Editorial This month's editorial was inspired by a Google doodle. Today (Nov. 18, 2011), Google is honoring Louis Daguerre on what would have been his 224th birthday (and my grandmother's 111th birthday) with a... Read More Share Understand Thermodynamics to Improve Process Simulations December2011Computational MethodsDavid Hill, Fred C. Justice, P.E.Selecting a thermodynamic model is an important step in process simulation — one that many engineers overlook. This overview of applied thermodynamics can help you choose the right model for your process. Learn to Effectively Operate and Maintain Pumps December2011Back To BasicsDaniel KernanCentrifugal pumps play a central role in chemical processing. Proper pump operation and maintenance can improve a facility's productivity, reduce downtime, and trim costs. Evaluating the Economics of Energy-Saving Projects December2011ManagementDouglas C. White South Korea's Chemical Industry: Progress and Challenges December2011Global OutlookJae Hyun Cho, Il MoonSouth Korea's chemical industry is entering a position of leadership in the world market. However, new investments in energy resources, a shift to higher-value-added products, and development of core environmentally friendly technologies are needed... 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.