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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. Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    A newly commercialized gas fermentation platform could be key to addressing climate change by enabling biological conversion of waste gases to products.

  3. Editorial: Acing Sustainability

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Several years ago, prompted by something I noticed as I entered the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Billy Jean King National Tennis Center (BJKNTC), I wrote an editorial on sustainability in sports (“Alternative Paths to Sustainability,” Oct. 2012). What caught my eye turned out to be a...

  4. Technical Entity Trends: A Green Thumbs-Up for the Future of Cosmetics

    CEP Magazine article, October 2019

    Our skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. It is a part of the integumentary system and plays roles in our excretory, immune, and nervous systems, among others. Skin is the body’s first defense against the outside elements, helps regulate body temperature, and permits the sensations of...

  5. AIChE Journal Highlight: Can CO2 Utilization Provide a Solution to Global Warming?

    CEP Magazine article, September 2019

    As the climate continues to warm, all sectors of industry will be challenged to reduce CO 2 emissions. Petrochemicals will not be immune from this pressure — the production of bulk chemicals in the U.S. alone consumes 7.3 exajoules (EJ) of energy (7.1% of total U.S. energy demand) and is...

  6. CEP: News Update

    CEP Magazine article, September 2019

    Taking Chemical Engineering into the Solar System Human space exploration was launched by intrinsic curiosity and intrepid scientists, but it was precipitated by a political rivalry of global proportions. Microfluidics Monitor Sickle Cell Disease The sickle, a C-shaped farming tool, is an emblem of...

  7. Advanced Manufacturing Progress: RAPID Steps Toward Sustainability

    CEP Magazine article, August 2019

    Global challenges related to economic development, environmental protection, and social equality — such as conflicts triggered by drought in Africa, toxic chemical releases in India, over-exploitation of resources in the oceans and forests, and extreme hunger and poverty in developing countries —...

  8. An Introduction to Vapor Intrusion

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when contaminants in soil or groundwater drift into a building or facility through cracks and seams in the foundation. This article describes steps to mitigate VI at your facility.

  9. AIChE Journal Highlight: Advancing Sustainable Energy through Process Systems Engineering

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    The July issue of the AIChE Journal focuses on process systems engineering (PSE) and how it is playing a role in society’s shift to sustainable energy. The issue highlights sustainable energy research from PSE groups across the globe. Articles in the special issue fall into five areas: renewable...

  10. Technical Entity Trends: Singapore’s Food for Thought

    CEP Magazine article, July 2019

    By reducing, reusing, and recycling, we hope to mitigate our landfill impact as much as possible. We are careful to recycle any cans or bottles that we use throughout the day and often take the time to separate paper from plastic waste. But in most homes, workplaces, and city streets, there is no...