CEP: August 2015 A special section on natural gas discusses opportunities and challenges, electric power, chemical synthesis, and trasportation. Other topics in this issue include instrumentation and mixing. Editorial Don't Cross the line The word deadline has its roots in the American Civil War. Camp Sumter (also known as Andersonville Prison) was the largest and most infamous military prison of the war. The prison pen was surrounded by a 15-ft-high log fence with sentries stationed at 90-ft intervals. Inside the stockade, about 20 ft from the wall, was the “dead-line,” which prisoners were forbidden to cross. It was marked by a post-and-rail fence, and the guards had orders to shoot anyone who tried to cross it, or even reach over it. Read now Share Automate Your Batch Process — Part 1 August2015InstrumentationCecil SmithIt is important to understand the process to automate it effectively. Learn about the automation requirements of cyclical, multigrade, and flexible batch processes, as well as the status of this developing field. Tackling Difficult Mixing Problems August2015Fluids and Solids HandlingDr. David S. DickeySome difficult mixing problems cannot be solved, but their impacts can be lessened. Here’s how you can deal with difficult processes or products, misunderstandings about good mixing, and obstacles to improvements. Special Section: Natural Gas - Meet the Authors August2015Special Section Special Section: Natural Gas - Opportunities and Challenges August2015Special SectionDarlene Schuster Special Section: Natural Gas - The Energy Outlook August2015Special SectionE Nicholas Jones, Todd W. Onderdonk, Lynne D. TaschnerNatural gas production is projected to grow in almost all regions of the world, with demand coming from the electric power generation, industrial, and transportation markets. Special Section: Natural Gas - Electric Power August2015Special SectionJared Ciferno, Richard Dennis, Shailesh VoraThe role of natural gas for electricity generation is expanding, as utilities take advantage of the low cost and lower emissions of natural gas, as well as the ability of natural-gas-based systems to provide on-demand power during periods of peak consumption. Special Section: Natural Gas - Chemical Synthesis August2015Special SectionJohn Marano, James Spivey, Bryan MorrealePlentiful, low-cost natural gas will invigorate the chemicals industry over the next decade, as producers look to increase the role of natural gas as a feedstock in established processes, as well as develop new processes to convert methane into chemicals currently derived from petroleum. Special Section: Natural Gas - Transportation August2015Special SectionDonald Anton, Claudio Corgnale, Bruce Hardy, Martin Sulic, David TamburelloDevelopment of natural gas as a fuel for light-duty vehicles will require innovative methods of onboard storage. One option under investigation is the use of adsorbents. Special Section: Natural Gas (Full 27-Page Supplement) August2015Special SectionDonald Anton, Jared Ciferno, Claudio Corgnale, Richard Dennis, Bruce Hardy, E Nicholas Jones, John Marano, Bryan Morreale, Todd W. Onderdonk, James Spivey, Martin Sulic, David Tamburello, Lynne D. Taschner, Shailesh VoraNatural Gas: Opportunities and Challenges; Natural Gas: The Energy Outlook; Natural Gas: Electric Power; Natural Gas: Chemical Synthesis; Natural Gas: Transportation 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.