Recommended Reading

Books: August 2019

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

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

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

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

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Books: January 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

October 2014 CEP Preview

October 9, 2014

This month, a feature on how humidity affects powders, tips for improving boiler system performance, discussions about the great water-energy-food challenge, and much more.

Winning with Risk Management

October 8, 2014

Russell Walker’s recent book, Winning with Risk Management, offers lessons for chemical engineers as we deal with risks on a daily basis.

Elements of Fun

September 18, 2014

CEP editor in chief Cynthia Mascone takes a look at the periodic table, with plenty of trivia and fun. How well do you know the periodic table?

September 2014 CEP Preview

September 15, 2014

In this issue, CEP looks at managing raw material supplies, and focuses on solid-fluid equilibrium modeling, and SEP certification. You'll also find a great preview to this year's Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

July 2014 CEP Preview

July 10, 2014

This month, CEP looks at safety and the dangerous illusion of attention. You'll also find articles on heat exchanger models in simulation, tips on how to characterize particle size and shape, and much more.

Lessons on Leading Change

June 6, 2014

What type of leader are you, and what are your strongest abilities? Learning to lead means understanding where your strengths as a leader lie so you can also learn to manage your weaknesses.

June 2014 CEP Preview

June 5, 2014

Do you know how to choose the right insulation for a given situation? Check out this month's CEP magazine, and also learn more about other topics, such as mitigating air pollution with catalytic technology, and using pressure sensors.

Turn Our Hindsight into Your Foresight

May 27, 2014

Getting your first job is just the start. Even with the best chemical engineering education under your belt, every job will present new challenges. Following is some great advice to help make the transition easier.

May 2014 CEP Preview

May 12, 2014

Take a guided tour through an oil refinery in the pages of CEP this month, and learn about 3-D printed prosthetics, the latest in biofuels, and much more.

April 2014 CEP Preview

April 18, 2014

This month, CEP turns an eye to industrial water reuse. You'll also find best practices for pilot-plant piping, a look at Italy's chemical industry, and much more.

March 2014 CEP Preview

March 10, 2014

This month in CEP, a look at crystallization process design, size control valves, pressure measurement, and much more.

February 2014 CEP Preview

February 13, 2014

This month CEP looks at controlling boiler emissions, reviews distillation revamp pitfalls to avoid, and presents an unconventional approach to process safety.

January 2014 CEP Preview

January 10, 2014

This month, CEP looks at the milestones in the field of mixing, as well as reviewing sustainable steam-trap management, fermentation fundamentals, and much more.

What Strategy Means to Engineers

December 31, 2013

Many chemical engineers are engaged in tactical implementation rather than strategic project development. However, understanding the firm’s strategy can help improve project selection, team organization, and profitability at a company.

December 2013 CEP Preview

December 9, 2013

This month, CEP takes a close look at choosing the appropriate flame arrester. You'll also find much more, including articles on bench-scale engineering (BSE) and details on AIChE's ScaleUp program, through which corporations provide support for ChE students.

A Grad Student’s Right Decision

November 18, 2013

Learn how one grad student in biological engineering has increased his professional reach and enriched his career as a volunteer.

November 2013 CEP Preview

November 12, 2013

This month, a special supplement on biochemical engineering with a focus on the work of D. I. C. Wang, founder of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE).

October 2013 CEP Preview

October 16, 2013

This month, CEP features lithium-ion batteries, looking at battery basics, their many uses, and much more.

How to Tackle a Small Project

August 13, 2013

Lou Russell’s new book, Managing Projects, is great for anyone new to the concepts and methodologies of project management.

August 2013 CEP Preview

August 8, 2013

This month, CEP features process burners and what you need to know to select one for your application.

Getting Ahead by Killing Your Company?

July 18, 2013

Lisa Bodell’s new book, Kill the Company, offers an entertaining and contrarian view to shake up the status quo and bring about change and innovation.

July 2013 CEP Preview

July 9, 2013

This month, a feature on using, handling, and storing hydrogen safely, plus centrifugal compressor performance, a look at jobs from shale gas investments, and much more.

June 2013 CEP Preview

June 14, 2013

In this issue, check out the results of the 2013 AIChE Salary Survey, learn how to select the right centrifugal compressor, read up on electrostatic hazards in process operations, and much more.

What Is the Goal?

May 14, 2013

When is the last time you read a novel that offered insights you could apply on the job as a process engineer? Check out the classic The Goal for a must-read drama that takes place inside a manufacturing plant.

May 2013 CEP Preview

May 7, 2013

This month, CEP features a look at improving process safety with near-miss analysis (full article downloadable). You'll also find tips for selecting energy-saving flowmeters, developing an effective air-pollution-control strategy, and much more.

April 2013 CEP Preview

April 15, 2013

This month, CEP features membrane filtration and also looks at a variety of other news and topics, including a look at the latest on graphene, Singapore's chemicals industry, and much more.

How Do You Generate Great Ideas?

March 21, 2013

Idea Stormers by Bryan Mattimore is s a terrific reference for any manager or leader trying to find creative solutions for engineering or business problems.

March 2013 CEP Preview

March 11, 2013

This month, CEP features the technology of drug delivery. Plus the issues looks at the latest news, tips you can use to build your career, and more.

February 2013 CEP Preview

February 8, 2013

Questions about career transitions? Or want to know more about using recycled water for cooling tower makeup? Check out this preview of February's CEP Magazine for these topics and much more.

Book Review: Great Webinars

January 14, 2013

Need to create a jaw-dropping presentation? Cynthia Clay’s Great Webinars can help chemical engineers create presentations that are more captivating and informative.

January 2013 CEP Preview

January 10, 2013

This month, CEP takes a close look at loop tuning, with a look at guidelines and strategies. You'll also have a chance to learn more about improving process hazard analysis (full-article download included), learn more about chemical industry prospects, and much more.

December 2012 CEP Preview

December 10, 2012

This month CEP looks at biological chemical engineering, focusing on the intersection of nanotechnology and biology. In this month's preview your also have access to the full text of "Easy Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency."

November 2012 CEP Preview

November 15, 2012

This month's CEP magazine focuses on what it takes to successfully patent your ideas. You'll also find advice on smart column design, cutting agitator power costs, and more.

Alternative Paths to Sustainability

October 16, 2012

In the most recent editorial in the series, Cindy Mascone looks at sports and the efforts the industry is making towards sustainability.

Book Review: Peer Power

October 8, 2012

Have you been challenged by difficult colleagues or by other workplace relationship conflicts? Then maybe Peer Power should be next on your reading list!

October 2012 CEP Preview

October 5, 2012

Read about the smart manufacturing revolution, brush up on using process flowsheets as communications tools – including P&IDs, PFDs, and BFDs – and much more!


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