August 10th, 2011

August 2011 CEP Preview

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CEP August PreviewSPECIAL ENERGY SUPPLEMENT: CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE: Technology Integration Challenges Carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be an important part of the transition to lower-carbon energy sources. However, widespread integration of CCS with existing power-generation plants and technologies — on a commercial scale and in a cost-effective way — involves numerous challenges. Navigating the Legal Landscape of Carbon Sequestration A legal framework governing carbon sequestration will need to be put in place before major carbon capture and storage projects can get underway. A final rule issued under the Safe Drinking Water Act sets minimum requirements, but this is just a starting point, and other laws will likely come into play. Characterizing a Geologic Formation A diverse collaboration is evaluating the geology of the South Georgia Rift basin and its suitability for long-term CO2 sequestration. Demonstrating CCS Integration The largest, fully integrated process for separating CO2 from fluegas and compressing it to a supercritical fluid, transporting the CO2 by pipeline, and injecting the CO2 into a saline reservoir is now underway at the Plant Barry generating station in Alabama. BACK TO BASICS:  Bioreactor Design for Chemical Engineers Fermentation processes are based on chemical engineering principles. Understand these concepts to achieve optimal bioreactor design. CAREER CATALYST (CLICK HERE TO READ THIS ARTICLE NOW):  5 Reasons You Need to Attend Trade Shows Convincing your boss to send you to a trade show can be challenging. Here are five ways you and your employer will benefit, plus tips on how to get the most out of your visit. GLOBAL OUTLOOK:  Challenges and Perspectives on the Chemical Industry in Brazil Brazil has one of the world's largest chemical industries, but that industry faces major challenges in an increasingly competitive global environment. News: Stamping Out Metamaterials for Real-World Use … Conductive Fibers Weave Flexible Electronics … Graphene Gets a Bandgap … Eyeglasses Get a Colorful Makeover … Largest DNA-Based Circuit Computes Square Root … Solar Water Splitting Moves Forward … Synthetic Gel Could Give Voice to Damaged Vocal Cords … Chem Economics: Recovery in the Chemical Industry is Forecast to Continue … AIChE Journal Highlight: Present and Future Technologies for Oil and Gas Production Plus: Spotlight on Safety: Clarifying the Beacon's Use of TNT Equivalence … Process Safety Beacon: Flammable Vapor Release Hazards in Congested Areas … Meeting Previews: Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Oct. 16–21; Ammonia Symposium will Explore Safety Strategies, Montreal, Sept. 11–15; AIChE/SPE Joint Workshop on Challenges in Flow Assurance, Houston, Sept. 26–28 … What's New … Product Digest: Piping, Tubing, Fittings, and Hoses … Software … Institute News: Member News; Calendar … Profile: The Chemical Engineer as Entrepreneur — Dr. Charles Roe The August 2011 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001, online at
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