CEP: March 2019 Process Intensification (PI) is the application of novel process design, technologies, and equipment to substantially increase yield, reduce energy consumption and waste generation, and lower capital and operating costs. This special section underscores how PI-enabled technologies and new tools are already impacting manufacturing. Other topics in this issue include continuous catalyst replacement economics and risk-based process safety. Editorial Getting Creative with My Writing Recently, a colleague asked me when I started doing creative writing. That startled me a bit, because I don't think of CEP as a repository of creative writing. Accuracy, clarity, and conciseness take precedence over all else. Then he clarified that he was referring to my editorials. And that made me realize that these are very much an expression of my creativity. So, to get you in the mood for April being National Poetry Month, I decided to go all-out creativity-wise... Read more Share Process Instensification in Practice March2019Special SectionWilliam J. GriecoA paradigm shift is underway in the process industries. For over 100 years, these industries have maintained that processes were most efficiently treated as a series of standardized unit operations, and that cost-effective scale-up occurred by... RAPID’s Quest for Intensification March2019Special SectionNidhi SharmaThese and other RAPID-funded ventures could transform industry by making chemical processes cleaner, smaller, safer, and more energy-efficient. Introduction to Dividing-Wall Columns March2019Special SectionManish Bhargava, Anju Patil SharmaA dividing wall can be added within a distillation column to improve separation efficiency of three or more products. A Building Block Approach to Process Intensification March2019Special SectionM. M. Faruque Hasan, S. Emre Demirel, Jianping LiThis new approach represents chemical processes as abstract blocks arranged in a two-dimensional grid. Mathematical-programming-based optimization can identify the best design for intensification at the equipment and flowsheet levels. Using Simulation and Digitalization for Modular Process Intensification March2019Special SectionRavindra Aglave, John Lusty, John NixonThese tools enable engineers to create a digital twin of a process, which can be key to developing new technologies and testing them virtually at a rapid pace. Special Section: Process Intensification (complete 29-page section) March2019Special SectionProcess Intensification in Practice; RAPID's Quest for Intensification; Introduction to Dividing-Wall Columns; A Building Block Approach to PI, Simulation and Digitalization for Modular PI Evaluate Catalyst Replacement Economics: Part 2 — Continuous Replacement March2019Reactions and SeparationsGary Sawyer, P.E.Reaction conversion and selectivity can deteriorate as a catalyst ages. Optimize continuous catalyst makeup and replacement rate to improve profitability. Risk-Based Process Safety March2019Back To BasicsB. KarthikeyanWhat happens when organizations don’t follow risk-based process safety guidelines? 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.