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  • Get Control of Reactor Temperatures

    A reader has a plug-flow reactor whose temperature is starting to cycle. The company tried to tuning both controllers but saw no improvement. Read about potential solutions to this reader's problem.

    Diane Dierking, Senior Editor
  • Preheater points out the value of cooling off

    Lack of attention to detail in conceptual design can hide many sins. Put the problem aside and then ponder it again. A fresh look may lead to an even better solution.

  • Collaboration extends Its reach

    The step change occurring in engineering technology is being driven by the latest capabilities of design and operating software to exchange these data.

    Nick Basta
  • The Bioproducts Crescendo Builds

    Market forecasts for bioproducts are upbeat. One even predicts that industrial biotechnology will be a $160 billion global business by 2010. Industrial biotechnology first took off in the early 1980s; what gives today's activity a buzz of excitement is the repeat of something else from that era: high energy prices.

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