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CEP: February 2014

The Boiler MACT regulation requires owners of industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers to apply maximum achievable control technology (MACT) to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants, specifically carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, mercury, and either particulate matter or total selected metals. The rule provides compliance options that include pollution-abatement equipment, work practices, and energy efficiency improvements. An energy management and reporting system (EMRS) can be part of a plant's compliance strategy. This month's cover feature outlines an approach to EMRS implementation for work practices, advanced controls, and automated reporting systems that sources can use to comply with the regulation. Other topics in this issue include: take the FUN out of process safety; distillation column revamps; and Argentina's chemicals industry.

CEP: January 2014

Read about the 21 most influential contributions in mixing research. Other topics include designing multistage agitated reactors; fermentation fundamentals; steam trap management; and process measurements.

CEP: December 2013

This month's cover story on flame arresters presents information to help you determine what type of device is appropriate for your application. Other topics include process development and Switzerland's chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.

CEP: November 2013

This month's SBE supplement on biochemical engineering honors Danny I. C. Wang, Institute Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding chair of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). The articles in this supplement, written by several of his former students, describe his leadership, pioneering spirit, teachings, entrepreneurship,and scientific research, as well as present their own current research that was inspired by Danny's teachings and vision.

CEP: October 2013

A 32-page special supplement on lithium-ion batteries covers the basics, raw material considerations, component materials, and applications. Other topics in this issue include root-cause PSM auditing and relief-device sizing.

CEP: September 2013

This month's cover story provides guidelines for selecting the most-effective chemical protective clothing for your work environment and task. Other topics include financial indicators and safety in the hazardous-waste industry.

CEP: August 2013

Find out what you need to know to work effectively with a burner manufacturer when selecting a burner for your application. Other topics include cooling tower fill, process analytical technology, and process mapping.

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.

CEP: June 2013

Read an expanded version of the 2013 AIChE Salary Survey article that appeared in print in the June 2013 issue of CEP.

CEP: May 2013

This month's On the Horizon article introduces the concept of dynamic risk analysis based on alarm databases.

CEP: April 2013

"Understand the Basics of Membrane Filtration," this month's cover story, compares some of the liquid-phase membrane technologies commonly used in the chemical process industries.

CEP: March 2013

The SBE supplement on drug delivery explores some emerging technologies for drug delivery. Other topics this month include Coriolis meters, process flow failure mode (PFFM) analysis and licensure as a professional engineer.