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December 13th, 2010
Environmental Management: Measuring and Communicating Sustainability through Eco-Efficiency Analysis Eco-efficiency analysis promotes an understanding of the economic and environmental trade-offs over products’ lifecycles, and supports informed, strategic decision-making in all areas of a business, from spurring innovative product development to promoting credible marketing claims. Back to Basics: Using Chromatography to Separate Complex Mixtures Purifying high-value mixtures, such as pharmaceuticals, can be an expensive undertaking. Choosing the correct chromatography methods can improve purity and reduce processing time and cost. Heat Transfer: Improve Energy Efficiency via Heat Integration Process heat integration using pinch analysis is a respected tool for achieving energy efficiency. This article explains what pinch analysis is and how to use it in process design and operation to attain real-world energy efficiency gains. Career Catalyst (click here to read this article now): It’s a Gift: Make the Most of Holiday Job-Searching It is a common misconception that the November–December holiday season is an unproductive time for job-hunting. Smart job seekers take advantage of the unusual opportunities that the season brings — to position themselves for holiday job-search success. News: A New Golden Rule: Alcohols Do Oxidize in Water … Sweet Smell of Success — Nanoparticles Defeat Odor … Shaping the World of Carbon Nanotubes … Nanostructure Kills Bacteria in Water … Microreactor Speeds Up Production of Nanoparticles … Portable Device Senses High-Powered Explosives … A Diamond (-Coated Electrode) is Forever … Transparent Thin Films Harvest Light and Generate Electric Charge … Just Add Milk — Turning Clay into a Biodegradable Plastic … Green Technology Allows for Catalyst Salvaging … Chem Economics: Long-Term Growth from a Supply-Side Viewpoint … AIChE Journal Highlight: Using Aerosol-Based Manufacturing to Develop Nanoscale Functional Materials. Plus: Patent Update: Understand What Constitutes an Act of Invention … What's New … Software … Process Automation Corner: Process Automation Meets Economics 101 … Process Safety Beacon: Are You Ready for Winter? … Product Digest: Solids Handling … Institute News: President’s Message, Annual Meeting Highlights, Member News … Profile: A Chemical Engineer's Twist on Marketing — S. Shariq Yosufzai The December 2010 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 http://www.aiche.org/cep.