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CEP: February 2013

This month's cover story discusses how many types of "used" water may be appropriate as cooling tower makeup. Other topics include: troubleshooting maldistribution on trays; units of measurement; cold steam traps; and Denmark's chemical industry.

CEP: January 2013

This month's cover story provides loop tuning guidelines to help improve process control and enhance product uniformity. Other articles include: Shale Gas Brightens Outlook for U.S. Chemicals; Streamline Your Process Hazard Analysis; and Optimizing an Organic Rankine Cycle. Also read about the latest developments in energy, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and materials.

CEP: December 2012

The December SBE supplement focuses on biological nanothechnology. Other topics include improving energy efficiency, measuring water level in steam loops, and the evolution of the chemicals industry in the U.K.

CEP: November 2012

The November cover story, "Are We Covered? Understand the Strengths and Weeknesses of a Patenting Policy," describes how a detailed laboratory notebook is one of the most valuable assets at an engineer’s disposal when negotiating the pathway to a patent. Other topics include best practices for heat tracing pilot plants, cutting agitator power costs and optimizing distillation.

CEP: October 2012

This month's cover story looks at smart manufacturing and how the U.S. can keep it's competitive edge by moving to the next generation.

CEP: September 2012

This month's cover story focuses on bio-based materials for biomedical implants. Other topics include selecting heat exchanger tube inserts; handling acids and caustics safely and discrete element method modeling.

CEP: August 2012

This issue addresses the challenges with the Shale Gas Supply Chain, Expanding the Shale Gas Infrastructure, Getting the Gas Out of the Ground, and more.

CEP: July 2012

This issue covers alarm management, virtual process engineering, centrifuge selection, and more.

CEP: June 2012

This month's CEP features Process Safety and Corporate Responsibility, Safety Data Sheets, Nitrogen by Pressure Swing Adsortion, and Harnessing Electricity to Operate Valves. Plus, read a special international focus on The Netherlands.

CEP: May 2012

This month’s issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You’ll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChEs, updates on the latest news, and much more.

CEP: April 2012

This month, CEP's Back to Basics looks at minimizing the risks of flammable materials. Also covered are bulk solids segregation problems, Taiwan’s chemical industry, news about the latest in chemical engineering, from nanoglue to carbon management and a progress report on the recovery of Japan’s chemical industry.

CEP: March 2012

In March, CEP features include controlling corrosion in cooling towers, optimizing energy use in distillation, safe use of nitrogen, change management for engineers, and much more.