Recommended Reading

Books: September 2019

September
2019
Books
Process Safety Leadership from the Boardroom to the Frontline Center for Chemical Process Safety, AIChE-Wiley, New York, NY, and Hoboken, NJ, $99.95, July 2019, ISBN: 978-1-119-51931-7 Releases of chemicals and other hazardous materials pose...

Books: August 2019

August
2019
Books
Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, 4th Ed. Daniel A. Crowl and Joseph F. Louvar, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, $160, 656 pages, June 2019, ISBN: 978-0-134-85777-0 Process safety has transformed over the past few years...

Books: July 2019

July
2019
Books
Piping and Instrumentation Diagram Development Moe Toghraei, AIChE-Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, $150, 496 pages, April 2019, ISBN: 978-1-119-32933-6 This text reveals the fundamental steps for creating accurate piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs...

Books: June 2019

June
2019
Books
Leadership by Engineers and Scientists: Professional Skills Needed to Succeed in a Changing World Dennis W. Hess, Wiley-AIChE, Hoboken, NJ, $79.95, 265 pages, Apr. 2019, ISBN: 978-1-119-43659-1 Engineers and scientists in leadership positions face...

Books: April 2019

April
2019
Books
Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers Roger D. Aines and Amy L. Aines, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, $29.95, 272 pages, Jan. 2019, ISBN: 978-0-520-29809-5 It’s not enough to be a good engineer or scientist...

EP&SE Publishes Special Section on Carbon Dioxide

February 6, 2019

The latest issue showcases the current thinking related to the reduction of carbon emissions, the utilization of CO2 that can ameliorate its presence and provide useful products, and storage options.

Books: February 2019

February
2019
Books
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Books: January 2019

January
2019
Books
Petroleum Refining Design and Applications Handbook A. Kayode Coker, Wiley-Scrivener, Hoboken, NJ, $295, 654 pages, Sept. 2018, ISBN: 978-1-118-23369-6 A renaissance in chemical and process engineering is underway. It is as if petroleum refineries...

Books: October 2018

October
2018
Books
MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving, 5 th Edition Stormy Attaway, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, U.K., $64.95, 626 pages, Aug. 2018, ISBN: 978-0-12815-479-3 Chemical engineers use MATLAB for a variety of applications...

Books: August 2018

August
2018
Books
Structural Analysis and Design of Process Equipment, 3rd Ed. Maan H. Jawad and James R. Farr, Wiley-AIChE, Hoboken, NJ, $120.99, 480 pages, June 2018, ISBN: 978-1-119-31152-2 Process equipment, such as storage tanks, pressure vessels, and heat...

Books: July 2018

July
2018
Books
Silver Recovery from Assorted Spent Sources: Toxicology of Silver Ions Syed Sabir, World Scientific Europe, London, UK, $118, 364 pages, Apr. 2018, ISBN: 978-1-78634-457-1 Silver holds three world records: it has the lowest contact resistance, the...

Books: June 2018

June
2018
Books
Dealing with Aging Process Facilities and Infrastructure The Center for Chemical Process Safety, AIChE-Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, $100.99, 208 pages, Apr. 2018, ISBN: 978-1-119-43083-4 Process facilities, equipment, and infrastructure are often exposed to...

Books: May 2018

May
2018
Books
Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future Hemant Taneja, PublicAffairs, New York, NY, $28, 240 pages, Mar. 2018, ISBN: 978-1-610-39812-1 An innovative trend combining technology with economics is...

Books: April 2018

April
2018
Books
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth Michio Kaku, Doubleday, New York, NY, $29.95, 368 pages, Feb. 2018, ISBN: 978-0-385-54276-0 Moving human civilization beyond Earth’s bounds is...

Books: February 2018

February
2018
Books
Biosensors and Nanotechnology: Applications in Healthcare Diagnostics Zeynep Altintas, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, $185, 400 pages, Dec. 2017, ISBN: 978-1-119-06501-2 This book compiles information from multiple disciplines to broadly...

Books: January 2018

January
2018
Books
Statistical Process Control: A Pragmatic Approach Stephen Mundwiller, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, $99.95, 116 pages, Oct. 2017, ISBN: 978-1-49879-913-3 Even those with advanced math skills may find it difficult to grasp the theories that underlie...

Leading LOPA Forward: A CCPS Evergreen LOPA Database

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
March 31, 2014
With the publication of Guidelines for Enabling Conditions and Conditional Modifiers in Layer of Protection Analysis (2013), Guidelines for...

Books: December 2017

December
2017
Books
Chemically Reacting Flow: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation, 2nd Ed. Robert J. Kee, Michael E. Coltrin, Peter Glarborg, and Huayang Zhu, AIChE-Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, $195, 792 pages, Sept. 2017, ISBN: 978-1-119-18487-4 This book combines fundamental...

Books: November 2017

November
2017
Books
Crumbling Genome: The Impact of Deleterious Mutations on Humans Alexey S. Kondrashov, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, $99.95, 296 pages, July 2017, ISBN: 978-1-118-95211-5 A newborn human carries approximately 100 new mutations, originating in their...

Books: August 2017

August
2017
Books
Reaching Your Next Summit! 9 Vertical Lessons for Leading with Impact Manley Feinberg II, Indie Books International, Oceanside, CA, $30, 276 pages, Sept. 2016, ISBN: 978-1-941-87068-6 When asked why he climbs, the author explains he does it to face...

Books: July 2017

July
2017
Books
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies Geoffrey West, Penguin, New York, NY, $30, 496 pages, May 2017, ISBN: 978-1-594-20558-3 The author, physicist...

Books: June 2017

June
2017
Books
Process Plant Layout, 2nd Ed. Seán Moran, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, U.K., $150, 756 pages, Nov. 2016, ISBN: 978-0-12-803355-5 This book explains the methods used by professional designers to lay out process equipment, piping, plots, plants,...

Books: May 2017

May
2017
Books
Expensive Sentences: Debunking the Common Myths that Derail Decision and Sabotage Success Jack Quarles, Ideapress Publishing, Washington, DC, $24.95, 292 pages, Feb. 2017, ISBN: 978-1-940-85825-8 We often employ proverbs, conventional wisdom, and...

Bioremediation: Cleaning Up Oil Spills to Spilled Beer -- Sorry Brawny

September 20, 2010

Just when events in the Gulf seemed dire, almost Biblical, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, (an apt Old Testament pun) reported that oil from the BP spill was rapidly breaking down. Many scientists were skeptical-- it smelled like spin. The post-Exxon Valdez consensus was directly challenged.

Books: November 2013

November
2016
Books
The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century Ryan Avent, St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, $26.99, 288 pages, Sept. 2016, ISBN: 978-1-250-07580-2 We are in the midst of an industrial revolution. Digital technology is...

Transforming Teams

July 1, 2016

A business classic on team building shares techniques for building strong teams and results.

Book Review: Open Innovation

March 1, 2016

Open innovation may be the latest buzzword, but it's value to chemical engineers goes well beyond a shiny new expression to toss about. Check out this review of one of the latest books dedicated to the subject.

March 2015 CEP Preview

March 9, 2015

This month CEP features a look at lignocellulosic biofuels, from various production processes to what's needed to scale up bioenergy operations.

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