CEP: April 2019 CPI facilities can reduce the risk of natural disasters by adopting wind and flood mitigation measures and creating detailed catastrophe-response plans. Other topics in this issue include designing industrial fermenters, biosafety levels and combined heat and power. Editorial Resolve to Better the Planet Much like New Year’s, spring is a time many of us resolve to improve. After spending winter indoors, it feels natural to celebrate the season of renewal by overhauling our homes. We dust, organize, and clear out clutter, bagging piles in trash bags and setting them by the curb. With April 22nd being Earth Day, you might consider a different type of resolution to improve your surroundings... Read more Share Optimize Aspect Ratio in Industrial Fermenters April2019Reactions and SeparationsGregory BenzThe ratio of a fermenter’s liquid height to diameter can impact its heat-transfer surface area, blend time, and required agitator power. This article describes the factors that go into determining the optimum aspect ratio for a given set of conditions. Create a Strong Safety Awareness Across Biosafety Levels April2019BioprocessingPhil N. MoléUnderstanding differences in microbial hazards and handling procedures is key to ensuring occupational safety when working with biohazard materials. Manage the Risks of Severe Wind and Flood Events April2019SafetyFrank F. Liserio, Jr., Patrick W. MahanIn the chemical process industries, natural disasters are commonly thought of as “Acts of God.” However, the risks of such events can be diminished with the right planning and preparation. Build a Combined Heat and Power Model from Scratch April2019Back To BasicsSolomon Oji, Mana Al-OwaidhDevelop a thermodynamic combined heat and power (CHP) model to help optimize plant utility usage. 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.