CEP: February 2019 Reverse osmosis is a pressure-driven desalination technique that is generally used to remove water from a solution. This month's Back to Basics article covers the basics of the technology and provides guidance on troubleshooting performance issues, cleaning, and more. Other topics in this issue include visual PHAs, intermediate bulk container safety, and water use optimization. Editorial Taking a Minute for Safety In October 2018, TJ Larkin, cofounder of Larkin Communication Consulting, reached out to me with a new idea for CEP: a column that could be displayed and discussed at the safety briefings held at the beginning of almost every team meeting in the chemical process industries (CPI)... Read more Share Enhancing PHAs: The Power of Bowties February2019SafetyDavid Hatch, Paul McCulloch, Ian TraversProcess hazard analysis (PHA) is a key component of process safety management (PSM). This article presents a technique that incorporates the visual approach of the bowtie model into hazard and operability (HAZOP) analysis. The Essentials of Reverse Osmosis February2019Back To BasicsJane KuceraReverse osmosis (RO) is used throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). Review the basics to understand best practices for troubleshooting, monitoring, and cleaning. Understand the Risks of Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers February2019Fluids and Solids HandlingMichael D. Snyder, P.E.Although composite intermediate bulk containers (CIBCs) provide ease of storage and transport, they pose a unique fire hazard that is often overlooked. Optimize Plant Water Use from Your Desk February2019Computational MethodsDominic C. Y. Foo, P.E.Water pinch analysis and mathematical programming can be carried out using only a spreadsheet to determine the optimal water system for your plant. Examples, including a shale gas to ethylene process, illustrate the concepts. 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.