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March 10th, 2014
BACK-TO-BASICS: Introduction to Pressure Measurement (click here to read this article now) Pressure-measuring devices come in a wide variety of designs and sizes to suit almost any application. This article describes the basics of pressure measurement and provides guidance on instrument selection. BACK-TO-BASICS: Solid-Liquid Equilibrium: The Foundation of Crystallization Process Design Use a phase diagram to identify the best temperature, pressure, and composition conditions, as well as the optimal sequence of process operations to achieve a desired crystallization. FLUIDS AND SOLIDS HANDLING: Size Control Valves for Lab-Scale Laminar Flow Existing equations used to size control valves are inadequate for laboratory- and pilot-scale work. Use the simple equation introduced in this article to accurately size needle control valves for laminar and transitional flow. News: Silicon Anode Gets a Fruity Makeover … New Process Makes Biogasoline from Plant Waste … New Anode Provides a Home for Plus-Sized Na+ Ions … A Flicker of Hope for Nonflammable Li-Ion Batteries … Bio-Inspired Glass Is Bendable … Nature Reveals Its Photosynthesis Secrets … Fifty-State Roadmap Charts a Path to 100% Renewable Energy … Contact Lenses Release Glaucoma Drugs on Demand. Plus: Process Automation Corner: The U.S. Process Automation Enterprise Looks to the Future … Meeting Preview: Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety … AIChE Journal Highlight: Natural Gas Transforms the Chemical Industry … Catalyzing Commercialization: Zero-Emissions Magnesium Process Debuts … Young Professionals’ Point of View: Preparing for Chairing? Build Some Relationships! … What’s New: Interphex Exhibit Preview … Process Safety Beacon: Don’t Forget About Occupational Safety … Software and Information Technology … Product Digest: Bioprocessing Equipment … Books … Institute News: Member News … Calendars. The March 2014 issue of CEP is now available online. AIChE members receive access to CEP, including a searchable archive of issues dating back to 2001.