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... Read more Share Ensure Safe Scaleup September2019Back To BasicsRichard PalluziMinor 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. Introduction to Gas Separation Membrane Technologies September2019On The HorizonKen LopreteSeparating industrial gases using membranes at large scale is a relatively new concept, but has potential to greatly impact the chemical process industries (CPI). How to Begin Chemical Plant Decommissioning September2019Plant OperationsRichard VannDecommissioning 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. Atmospheric Models Guide Emergency Response Decisions September2019SafetyJoselito IgnacioAtmospheric dispersion models are critical tools for informing emergency management decisions when an uncontrolled chemical release occurs with little or no warning. NSF Funding: Planting the Seeds of Innovation September2019Career CatalystEmily PetruzzelliThe 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 September2019Career CatalystEmily PetruzzelliThe 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. 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.