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Coming Up in 2007

By Chemical Engineering |

As the new year opens, Chemical Engineering is gearing up to offer a broad range of articles, products, activities and opportunities, print and offline alike (including electronic products) for our readers. Here are some of the highlights.

As is the case every year, we plan to publish 24 feature reports in CE, on a diverse range of practical topics. Here is a sampling:

• Safety in solids handling (this issue, pp. 34–39)

• Cartridge filtration (this issue, pp. 40–44)

• Dealing with VOC emissions

• Batch process control

• Flowmeters

• Electrochemistry

• Corrosion monitoring

• Energy efficiency

• Distillation

• Coping with greenhouse gases

• Pump selection

• Mixing

• Wireless process signals

• Green engineering.

During 2007, we will again present our biennial Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award, which will aim to honor the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology to have been successfully commercialized, anywhere in the world, during 2005 or 2006. For details on the Award competition, plus information on how to submit a nomination, see p.23.

The biennial Chem Show will take place in New York in the fall and, once again, CE will organize and present the technical conference that complements the exhibits. We are already seeking speakers; for details, see p. 58. As in 2005, we also plan to again publish a daily newspaper during the show. We look forward to greeting you, whether as a speaker or an attendee, at the Jacob Javits Center during the Chem Show, on October 30 through November 1.

CE’s e-newsletter had a resoundingly successful debut during 2006, and we plan to continue publication while expanding its coverage and scope. If you do not currently receive the newsletter but would like to, send your email address to me (nchopey@chemengonline.com). During the year, watch also for the introduction of dedicated e-newsletters that will focus on specific technologies.

For several years, CE has been associated with the annual exhibition-congresses presented by Germany’s Dechema e.V. (Frankfurt). This year’s Dechema event is AchemAsia, the venue being Beijing and the dates May 14 through May 18. For initial coverage related to AchemAsia, see our February issue for a preview of some of the major exhibits. We also intend to be actively present at AchemAsia, including involvement with the daily newspaper distributed during the event.

During the year, we will step up our program of webcasts, in which the audience signs up via the Internet to listen to a (usually) live presentation by an expert, followed by a question-and-answer session. The webcast concept lends itself well to not only presenting practical technical information on narrowly defined topics, but also providing the audience with an opportunity for asking questions and providing feedback.

Speaking of feedback, we always benefit from hearing from you. So, do not hesitate to let us know about how well we are serving you, and how we can do better.

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