CEP: September 2019

Space is the latest frontier of human exploration, and chemical engineering is expected to play a large role in galactic travel and extraterrestrial inhabitation. Many scientists have set their sights on Mars, looking for answers about human existence and contemplating potential colonization. Other topics this month include: ensuring safe scaleup; gas separation membranes; plant decommissioning; atmospheric dispersion models; and NSF funding opportunities.

Editorial

Written in the Stars (If You Can See Them)

New York City — the city that never sleeps — is known for its bright lights, continuous subway operation, and restaurants that are open well after midnight. Yes, it is full of excitement and energy, but once I moved here, I missed something that I used to take for granted: the stars...

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Ensure Safe Scaleup

September
2019
Back To Basics
Richard Palluzi
Minor hazards in the laboratory could turn out to be major safety concerns as the process is scaled up. Follow this guidance to ensure each stage of scaleup is safe.

How to Begin Chemical Plant Decommissioning

September
2019
Plant Operations
Richard Vann
Decommissioning activity has expanded in response to economic pressures and rapid change across the global chemicals landscape. Execute these high-hazard projects safely, cost-effectively, and with maximum respect for the environment and the surrounding communities.

NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation

September
2019
Career Catalyst
Emily Petruzzelli
The National Science Foundation (NSF) issues hundreds of grants every year to translate invention into impact. This article discusses some of the many NSF funding opportunities and profiles several organizations that have found success due, in part, to NSF funding.

NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation

September
2019
Career Catalyst
Emily Petruzzelli
The National Science Foundation (NSF) issues hundreds of grants every year to translate invention into impact. This article discusses some of the many NSF funding opportunitiesand profiles several organizations that have found success due, in part, to NSF funding.
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