CEP: March 2011 In March's CEP read about developing crystallization processes, applying Six Sigma for process improvement and problem-solving, and a SBE supplement on algal biofuels. Editorial Studying engineering in the late 1970s, I knew I was entering a maledominated profession, where men outnumbered women by about ten to one. There were few female role models, and few opportunities to learn about the accomplishments of women chemical engineers... Read More Share Developing Crystallization Processes March2011Reactions and SeparationsChristianto WibowoWith solid-liquid equilibrium as its foundation, this systematic approach makes it easy to identify operating regions and theoretical yield to maximize the desired product. Algal Biofuels: The Backstory March2011SBE Special SectionArjun GopalratnamIncreasing energy demand and dwindling energy resources have spurred interest in making transportation fuels from renewable sources such as microalgae. Algal Biofuels: The Process March2011SBE Special SectionAl Darzins, Eric P. KnoshaugThe production of algal biofuels involves algae cultivation, biomass harvesting and dewatering, lipid extraction, and conversion to fuel. Algal Biofuels: The Research March2011SBE Special SectionKuan-Chen Cheng, Kimberly OgdenThe individual technical elements of the algae-to-biofuels process have already been demonstrated at the laboratory scale. Ongoing research seeks to refine the technology to enable scaleup to commercial production. Apply Six Sigma for Process Improvement and Problem-Solving March2011Back To BasicsGeorge LiebermannMany manufacturing processes are not run as efficiently as they could be. The Six Sigma methodology provides a foundation for continuous improvement and for solving quality, operational, and other problems. SBE Update March2011SBE Special SectionMiriam Cortes-Caminero 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.