CEP: July 2013 Read about the potential dangers associated with the handling and storage of hydrogen, and how to mitigate these risks. Other topics include reactive chemistry, compressor performance testing, biology, shale Gas Economics and the 2013 AIChE election candidate platforms. Also read about the latest developments in nanotechnology, materials, and energy. Editorial In this month’s YPOV column, Arjun Gopalratnam points out that the summertime is a great time for self-improvement, and he urges us to expand, in particular, our computer programming experience. He recommends a few free resources that can help us enrich our Excel skills, become more proficient when working with engineering software, and learn HTML coding. Among those resources are several from AIChE. Read more Share Use Hydrogen Safely July2013SafetyDavid Farese, Svetlana IvanovaUnderstand the potential dangers associated with handling and storing hydrogen, and take the appropriate precautions to mitigate the risks. Characterize Reactive Chemicals with Calorimetry July2013SafetyDr. Daniel A. Crowl, Jason KeithIn designing and operating chemical manufacturing processes, the reactivity of chemicals must be identified to avoid hazards. Calorimetry experiments combined with analytical methods provide a straightforward technique to identify these reactions... Evaluating Centrifugal Compressor Performance July2013Fluids and Solids HandlingAIChE’s Equipment Testing Procedures Committee; Centrifugal Compressor Procedure SubcommitteeFollow these practical tips to determine the condition of your centrifugal compressors. Biology as a Basis for Biochemical Engineering July2013Back To BasicsSujata Bhatia, MD, P.E.Biochemical engineering demonstrates the versatility of the living cell as a miniature reactor. Living cells can be genetically engineered to produce specific proteins, tuned to manufacture novel enzymes, and optimized to guarantee genetic stability and consistent production of desired products. Shale Gas Spurs Chemical Investment and Job Creation July2013Chem EconomicsT. Kevin SwiftThe U.S. chemical industry’s incremental capital investments to capitalize on the benefits offered by domestic shale gas will reach $71.7 billion by 2020... 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.