December 2016 Issue
Explaining the engineering and science basis often is counter-productive
An absorption system using waste heat often is a good fit to provide cooling
Understand the appropriate use of different pressure relief devices.
One or a number of issues often doom many reliability programs to failure. Recognizing and addressing eight common issues are crucial when setting up a reliability program and for ensuring its ongoing success.
Scientists say sustainability will require solar-energy-driven chemical reactions
Amendment to international treaty aims to reduce hydrofluorocarbon emissions
Novel competition aims to spur extraction from air
Operations benefit by gaining faster and easier insight from production data
Leaving such items in place invariably is the worst option.
Sequence-controlled polymerization enables tight handle on molecular properties
A new nonmetallic catalyst promises to enable economical hydrogen-based substitution reactions that now require expensive or hazardous synthesis routes.
Companies ramp up efforts to enhance skills of recently graduated engineers.
See which of our 2016 content attracted the most attention.
All three metrics rose slightly. Source: American Chemistry Council.
Cleaning a column of soap sludge calls for careful contemplation
We asked readers: How would you characterize your site's experience with wireless networks for sensors and transmitters?