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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!

A ChE’s Path to Sustainability

October 2, 2012

Through our work as chemical engineers, we have the potential to make significant positive impacts on sustainability. There’s also much we can do as individuals. Read on for thoughts on reducing your carbon footprint at work.

AIChE’s Path to Sustainability

September 13, 2012

AIChE is working towards sustainability on multiple fronts. It has formed the International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS) and the Association's Institute for Sustainability (IfS) has created the AIChE Sustainability Index, which companies can use to benchmark their sustainability performance. You'll also notice changes this year at the Annual Meeting, with the aim of a more sustainable gathering in Pittsburgh.

September 2012 CEP Preview

September 11, 2012

In this month's preview of CEP magazine, read how bio-based materials are making their way into the operating room. Also check out safety features on handling corrosive acids and caustics, read about the newest materials and the most recent developments in biofuel, and more.

Path to Sustainability: Thoughts from the Grand Canyon

August 24, 2012

In part one of a series on sustainability, CEP editor Cindy Mascone shares thoughts and observations about water resources and the environment that were inspired by a recent trip to the Grand Canyon.

August 2012 CEP Preview

August 2, 2012

This month a 32-page special section of CEP focuses on the entire shale gas supply chain. You'll also find advice on choosing process vacuum pumps, an overview of Spain's chemical industry, learn the latest on algae oil production, and more.

July 2012 CEP Preview

July 9, 2012

This month CEP looks at using cloud looks to collaborate, takes a closer look at centrifugation and the selection of a centrifuge, delves into modeling and virtual reality, and more.

May 2012 CEP Preview

May 11, 2012

This month's issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You'll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChE's, updates on the latest news, and much more.

Book Review: Jumping the S-Curve

April 30, 2012

Outside the realm of most technical literature that chemical engineers might typically encounter, “Jumping the S-Curve” offers insights into how high-performing companies function. Individuals working in technology fields will find this book important to help identify top performing companies for employment.

Extra Optimism for Earth Day 2012

April 19, 2012

This Sunday the world will celebrate Earth Day once again, but if thoughts of the Earth's future cause you more pessimism than hope, then the new book Abundance may be exactly what you need! According to co-writers X-Prize Founder Peter Diamandis and journalist Steven Kotler, the future looks bright, and technology's rapid growth is the reason.

April 2012 CEP Preview

April 16, 2012

This month, CEP Magazine's Back to Basics looks at minimizing the risks of flammable materials. Also covered this month are bulk solids segregation problems, Taiwan's chemical industry, and news about the latest in chemical engineering, from nanoglue to carbon management and a progress report on the recovery of Japan's chemical industry.

Book Review: The Innovator's DNA

March 21, 2012

Clayton Christensen is perhaps most famous for identifying the concept of a disruptive innovation – a new technology that introduces new markets and new ways that people interact with products. His latest offering, The Innovator’s DNA, co-authored by Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, takes a look at what skills lead a person to innovation and creativity.

February 2012 CEP Preview

February 7, 2012

February's issue of CEP magazine looks at heat exchanger baffling and environmental law for chemical engineers, plus offers tips for dealing with yield-stress slurries and much more.

January 2012 CEP Preview

January 11, 2012

This month CEP kicks off a series of articles about engineers and social media and also launches YPOV, a new column for Young Professionals, which looks this month at how community service and volunteer activities can provide exceptional opportunities for career building.

Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon

December 29, 2011

Ever wonder what stories are told around the campfire at Chemistry Camp? Well, the Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean might just be the greatest collection of chemistry campfire stories.

December 2011 CEP Preview

December 10, 2011

This month, CEP Magazine features a look at using practical thermodynamics for process simulation, in addition to covering a variety of other topics from nanotechnology to pumps and the South Korean chemical industry.

November CEP Preview

November 9, 2011

This month, CEP takes a close look at vaccines, from basic approaches for vaccine creation to safety and manufacturing.

October CEP Preview

October 17, 2011

The October issue of CEP Magazine looks at wastewater treatment technologies, using automation in pharmaceutical production, the reduction of compressed air costs, and more.

September CEP Preview

September 19, 2011

This month, CEP looks at measuring temperature by direct contact, solids and fluids handling, eye protection, and much more. Read on for a full-article preview and more about this month's issue.

August 2011 CEP Preview

August 10, 2011

This month CEP features a look at various aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS), including technology integration, legal questions and locating viable sites for CO2 sequestration.

July 2011 CEP Preview

July 12, 2011

Take a look at what CEP magazine has lined up for July. This issue features pilot plants and includes features on mastering baffle tray capacity, reducing piloting time and cost, developing screening cost estimates, and much more.

May 2011 CEP Preview

May 9, 2011

This month, CEP Magazine delves into the world of nanotechnology and its potential for major advances in medicine, productivity, sustainability, and quality of life. Included this month: a downloadable primer to nano-objects, covering common shapes, sizes, and compositions.

April 2011 CEP Preview

April 7, 2011

This month, CEP focuses on water. Water is required to produce energy, and energy is required to make use of water — the two are, and always will be, inextricably linked. Engineers must understand the water-energy nexus in order to manage both efficiently and sustainably.

January 2011 CEP Preview

January 21, 2011

Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) for January, 2011 is entitled Flange Reliability. Features include Computational Science: Enabling Technology Development, Improve Flange Joint Reliability, Capital Spending in the Chemical Industry, and Avoid Natural Gas Piping Hazards.

December 2010 CEP Preview

December 13, 2010

This month, CEP covers the topic of sustainability through eco-efficiency analysis and brings you a look at the subjects of chromatography for separating complex mixtures and heat integration for improved energy efficiency.

November 2010 CEP Preview

November 13, 2010

Stem cells are poised to transform medical treatments for a host of diseases and malignant conditions. Translating stem cell research into clinical therapies, disease models, and drug-screening platforms will require a combination of sound science and innovative chemical and biological engineering.

Do You Know Where Good Ideas Come From?

September 24, 2010

Have you ever wondered how people manage to think up ideas that transform our world? Maybe some of you have wondered this or have in fact been the originators of some great ideas.

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