The four pillars of industrial energy efficiency — operational improvements, effective maintenance, engineered improvements, and new technologies — represent the types of opportunities that can boost plant performance and achieve excellence in energy efficiency across the CPI. Other topics in this issue include successful projects, chemical looping, the future of the lecture, and Turkey's chemicals industry.
Much has been written about chemical engineering education, particularly what students should be taught to prepare them for a career as a chemical engineer. A major emphasis has been on identifying the knowledge and skills industrial employers expect their new hires to have. CEP has published several articles* on this topic recently, and many of you have shared your thoughts in letters to the editor. The discussions will continue, and we will continue to keep you apprised of AIChE’s activities in this area.
What to teach is only one term in the equation, though. How to teach the material is another. That was the subject of last year’s Institute Lecture.
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