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Chemical Engineering: Understanding The Curriculum For Quality Manufacturing

Chemical Engineers during their training are taught that they will commercialize and/or operate a process that will produce consistent quality product all the time (without re-work) using a safe, sustainable and an economic process.

Climate Change and its impact on Industrial Production

Climate change is a new challenge and a major discussion point between the developed and the developing countries. Some sort of emission limits will be placed as we move forward. There is lot of posturing and both sides are making point and counterpoint.

ACC's 10 Principles for Modernizing TSCA

While Twittering, I found an interesting post on the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Web site. It's a list of 10 Principles for Modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Tooting Our Own Horn

I fondly remember an episode of the television show Happy Days where Fonzie was giving Richie one of his pearls of wisdom. The Fonz told him, "Cunningham, you have to toot your own horn or nobody will know you're here."

Mixing Ethanol With Cartoons -- Caption Winner Announced

For the first time since Chemical Processing introduced Comical Processing, the winner of the cartoon caption contest won by unanimous vote.

Who You Calling A Klutz?

For those of you who don't know, Editor-in-Chief Mark Rosenzweig's sense of humor is witty and dry. His humor creeps in on little cat feet and pounces on you when you aren't looking. In fact, I nearly have spit out my Diet Coke more than once laughing at a...

Emergency Preparedness Saves Lives

If you've never been to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board's Web site, it's time you remedy that. The site is full of useful videos, news and articles all aimed at helping you make your site a safer place to work.

The Case of the Killer Rubber Duck

During a recent visit to Amazon.com, I stumbled upon a potentially interesting book. The title is one of those "grab you by the shirt collar and look at me" type titles, so I am assuming the rest of the book will be equally interesting.

What's On Your Bookshelf?

Mark Rosenzweig's upcoming editorial for the August issue is about summer reading. Well – according to Mark, it's summer reading. The titles he suggests aren't the lightest of tomes:

Chemical Companies Implement Flexible Planning Strategies

According to the global chemistry industry production index, chemical production declined more than 10% in the first half of 2009. As a result, chemical companies are using flexible planning strategies to forecast supply and demand.