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September 9th, 2010
Back to Basics: What Pressure Relief Really Means Poor design, inadequate maintenance, and improper operation can all lead to mechanical failure. The basic concepts of pressure relief, when understood and applied properly, can help prevent this failure. Career Catalyst (click here to read this article now): Engineering a Healthy Body These basic chemical engineering principles expose common weight loss myths and show you how to get into better shape efficiently and sustainably. Reactions and Separations: Improving Reverse Osmosis Performance Follow these guidelines for monitoring, evaluating, and troubleshooting RO units to ensure reliable and efficient system operation. Management: Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation Despite high levels of spending and lofty innovation goals, companies often experience declining productivity. An understanding of the causes and remedies for innovation fatigue can free engineers and their organizations to achieve greater success. News: More-Efficient Solar Power … Packaging from Mushrooms … Mending a Broken Heart … Engineered E. coli Spin Spider Silk … Light-Controlled Membrane … Conductive Polymer Synthesis … Cooperative Catalysis … Hydrogen from Waste Cooking Fat … Chem Economics: Shale Gas Supply and Natural Gas Markets … Perspective: Biorenewables. Plus: Commentary: LNG Facility Siting … Meeting Preview: Annual Meeting Returns to Salt Lake City Nov. 7-12 … Process Automation Corner: Understanding PAT and QbD … Process Safety Beacon: Process Safety Information … What’s New … Software … Product Digest: Piping, Tubing, Fittings, and Hoses … Books … Institute News: WISE Interns Study Public Policy … Member News … We’re History: Don’t Diss the Ether … Editorial … Letters … and More. The September 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.