CEP: December 2018

Read about current drug development trends and their impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing and how the industry’s manufacturing leaders are creating modular processing environments and applying continuous-flow technologies and single-use systems to meet quality, efficiency, and flexibility objectives. Other topics in this issue include functional contradictions, electric heat tracing, distillation tower inspections and India's expanding chemical industry.


AIChE Beer Brewing Competition: Novices Welcome

Beer brewing is inherently a chemical engineering process. The basic process of malt extraction, hops addition, and fermentation requires some knowhow in reaction engineering, separations, and temperature and stoichiometry control. Brewing recalls classic chemical engineering subjects such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and biochemistry...

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Functional Contradictions: Insights into Process Improvement

Process Development
Peter Hanik, P.E.
Process intensifications are a critical part of process development in the chemical process industries (CPI). In addition to traditional approaches, identifying and resolving contradictions can bring about new and valuable process improvements.

India’s Expanding Chemical Industry

Global Outlook
Ravi Raghavan, Jyeshtharaj B. (J. B.) Joshi
The chemical industry is the backbone of India’s industrial and agricultural development. Achieving the industry’s ambitious growth targets will require a combination of policy intervention, company-level initiatives, industry-academic partnerships, wise investments, and greater international access.
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