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  1. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Cutting to the Core of the Pulp and Paper Industry Modern papermaking began in 19th-century France with the invention of the Fourdrinier machine, a device that allowed papermakers to produce sheets continuously, rather than one at a time. Today’s papermaking machines are similar to the Fourdrinier...

  2. Purchase a Qualified Valve for Your Operation

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Qualification testing benefits both the valve purchaser and manufacturer, as it ensures valves meet certain standards and functionality expectations.

  3. New Products: November 2019

    CEP Magazine article, November 2019

    Bioprocessing Advanced Pipetting Heads Streamline Cell Culture Workflows The VIAFLO 96/384 has been improved with the addition of two new 24-channel pipetting heads. Designed to make cell biology workflows more efficient and reliable, these handheld, electronic pipettes allow plate filling, reagent...

  4. Applying Scaling Laws in Process Engineering

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Capital cost estimation techniques in the chemical process industries (CPI) rely largely on scaling relationships. 
Understanding how scaling relationships relate to equipment characteristics enables you to use them more effectively, 
even when specific data is not available.

  5. AIChE Journal Highlight: Decomposing Control and Optimization Problems Using Network Structures

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Control and optimization problems are ubiquitous in process design and operations. However, the scale and complexity of these problems are constantly increasing. Decomposition is a common approach to reduce the complexity of such problems. Decomposition refers to the partitioning of the problem...

  6. Advanced Manufacturing Progress: Distributed Manufacturing for the Process Industries

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    At the RAPID Manufacturing Institute, we spend a great deal of time thinking about how we can shape the future of the U.S. chemical process industries (CPI). This means working with RAPID members to define both the technical concepts that underpin process intensification (PI) and modular processing...

  7. Catalyzing Commercialization: Tiny Optical Fiber Sensors Offer Continuous, In situ Measurement of Humidity

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Humidity is a very important parameter to monitor and control when drying food products, pulp and paper products, chemicals, and other semi-moist, porous materials. It can impact drying optimization and, ultimately, product shelf life. However, humidity sensors can be unrealiable, especially when...

  8. New Producs: October 2019

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Fluids And Solids Handling Agitation and Rotation Promote Uniform Mixing and Drying The Comber Pressofiltro Nutsche Filter-Dryer meets stringent current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. It can be used for filtration, separation, and drying...

  9. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) members of AIChE. A New Test to...

  10. Atmospheric Models Guide Emergency Response Decisions

    CEP Magazine article, September 2019

    Atmospheric dispersion models are critical tools for informing emergency management decisions when an uncontrolled chemical release occurs with little or no warning.