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  1. Ionic Liquid Pretreatment

    CEP Magazine article, March 2010

    Ionic liquids show promise as lignocellulosic biomass solvents. But is this approach a scientific curiosity or a commercially viable biofuel pretreatment technology?

  2. Converting Cellulose to Biofuels

    CEP Magazine article, March 2010

    Biochemical and thermochemical process technologies being developed to convert wood and other lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid fuels will drive the transition from corn-based ethanol to advanced biofuels.

  3. Designing Four-Pass Trays

    CEP Magazine article, April 2010

    Use this procedure to design four-pass distillation column trays and to balance the vapor/liquid ratio on each tray panel.

  4. Preventing Maldistribution in Multi-Pass Trays

    CEP Magazine article, April 2010

    This method, based on hydraulic equations in the open literature, calculates vapor/liquid distribution in four-pass trays to correctly predict flooding and efficiency.

  5. Contemplating a New Phase of Your Career

    CEP Magazine article, April 2010

    Today’s employment environment has altered the concept of “career.” If you are attempting to change jobs or enter a different industry — or even considering a second career — it is important to understand your motivations and proceed with care.

  6. Using High-Fidelity Dynamic Simulation to Model Compressor Systems

    CEP Magazine article, April 2010

    Enjoy the benefits of “20-20 hindsight” even before commissioning a new compressor or new compressor controls.

  7. Preparing Invention Disclosures

    CEP Magazine article, April 2010

    The patent process can be a costly journey down a long and winding road. An invention disclosure serves as a roadmap for preparing the patent application and ultimately obtaining a valid, enforceable patent.

  8. Create Effective Process Safety Moments

    CEP Magazine article, May 2010

    Process safety topics are underrepresented in safety communications. Here are ideas on how to convey your organization’s safety priorities in messages tailored to the audience.

  9. Evaluating Supply Chain Sustainability

    CEP Magazine article, May 2010

    Lifecycle analysis (LCA) techniques can be used to quantify the environmental performance of a product, process, or service. This article describes several LCA methods and their application to supply chains.

  10. Closing the Gap Between Engineers and Management

    CEP Magazine article, May 2010

    Work-style and communication differences often result in a disconnect between managers and engineers. Bridging this culture gap will allow managers to make better business decisions and bring engineers the understanding and recognition they deserve.

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