CEP: May 2019 Chemical engineers in the food industry are tackling the challenges presented by changing consumer demands and environmental issues. Better understanding of process and technologies, as well as applications of totally new innovations will help the industry transform. Other topics in this issue include industrial insulation, vapor nonideality, and Thailand's petrochemical industry. Editorial Love is on the menu Designing a CEP cover is a team effort. Editors present images and pitch ideas for their article to be featured, then our art director applies her magic and prepares a few concepts for us to consider. We go back and forth a few times — tweaking colors, shades, fonts, type sizes, and other elements of the design — until we arrive at the work of art that greets you when CEP lands on your desk... Read more Share Introduction to Industrial Insulation May2019Back To BasicsKim Melton, Jack BittnerDesigning an insulation system is more nuanced than simply selecting a material that has a maximum use temperature above the operating temperature of your system. Changing Tastes May2019SBE Special SectionElizabeth PavoneJell-O salads — neatly chopped vegetables, canned or fresh fruits, and cubes of meat or fish encased in shiny gelatin shaped into decorative molds — have, as Laura Shapiro says in her book Perfection Salad, “congealed in the decorative mold of history.” The once-ubiquitous buffet staple owed its popularity to the invention of instant gelatin around the turn of the 20th century. Challenges and Opportunities in a Legacy Sector May2019SBE Special SectionHarold H. Schmitz, Francesca D’CruzThe food industry currently favors established companies, methods, and technologies, but increasing consumer interest in health and sustainability is demanding innovation. This is an opportunity for companies that can provide transformative innovation and disrupt the status quo. Engineering Frozen Desserts May2019SBE Special SectionRichard HartelThe scraped-surface freezer is at the core of ice cream production. Understanding and controlling this operation and the storage conditions of the final product are critical to creating the smooth and creamy treat consumers expect. Small-Scale Winemaking May2019SBE Special SectionKerry ShielsWinemaking at small scales can produce wines of distinction. Finding and managing exceptional vineyard sites is a critical first step in the winemaking process. Good grapes coupled with small-scale fermentations and smart cellar practices can produce compelling and interesting wines. Single-Cell Proteins as Aquaculture Feed May2019SBE Special SectionAlon Karpol, Shawn Jones, Bryan TracyThe demand for aquaculture seafood is expected to increase to feed the growing global population. Producing this food source will require a supply of advanced protein ingredients to supplement or replace fishmeal. Single-cell proteins (SCP) could meet this need while leveraging the corn ethanol industry. Functional Surfaces in Food Processing May2019SBE Special SectionStephen M. C. Ritchie, Mainara Costa-Teixeira, Ryan M. SummersFood contacts many inert surfaces that direct flow or induce turbulence during processing. These surfaces could be modified to provide additional capabilities. The feed spacer material of spiral-wound membranes used in dairy applications is one such surface that could be functionalized to mitigate bacterial growth. Putting Pressure on Food May2019SBE Special SectionV.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam, Nitin Nitin, Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Alifdalino SulaimanThe food industry has embraced high-pressure processing (HPP) as a food safety technology. HPP may also help satisfy consumer demand for clean-label products that are safe, nutritious, and don’t include synthetic chemicals. SBE Special Section: Food Engineering (Complete 30-Page Section) May2019SBE Special SectionChanging Tastes; Challenges and Opportunities in a Legacy Sector; Engineering Frozen Desserts; Small-Scale Winemaking; Single-Cell Proteins as Aquaculture Feed; Functional Surfaces in Food Processing; Putting Pressure on Food Vapor-Phase Nonideality: When to Worry May2019Computational MethodsJohn P. O'ConnellShould you account for vapor property nonidealities in chemical process simulations? The answer will depend on the degree of uncertainty allowed in your system. Thailand’s Petrochemical Industry May2019Global OutlookWiroon Tanthapanichakoon, P. E.Thailand has one of the most well-developed petrochemical industries in Asia. This article provides insights into past and present trends, challenges, and key success factors for the Thai chemical industry. 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.