CEP: December 2018 Read about current drug development trends and their impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing and how the industry’s manufacturing leaders are creating modular processing environments and applying continuous-flow technologies and single-use systems to meet quality, efficiency, and flexibility objectives. Other topics in this issue include functional contradictions, electric heat tracing, distillation tower inspections and India's expanding chemical industry. Editorial normal">AIChE Beer Brewing Competition: Novices Welcome Beer brewing is inherently a chemical engineering process. The basic process of malt extraction, hops addition, and fermentation requires some knowhow in reaction engineering, separations, and temperature and stoichiometry control. Brewing recalls classic chemical engineering subjects such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and biochemistry... Read more Share Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Current Trends and What’s Next December2018On The HorizonSteve KuehnEngineers in the pharmaceutical industry are creating modular, continuous, and scalable processes and manufacturing environments to meet cost and quality challenges head on. Functional Contradictions: Insights into Process Improvement December2018Process DevelopmentPeter Hanik, P.E.Process intensifications are a critical part of process development in the chemical process industries (CPI). In addition to traditional approaches, identifying and resolving contradictions can bring about new and valuable process improvements. Troubleshooting Electric Heat Tracing Systems December2018Heat TransferMark CrombieDetermine why your electric heat tracing system is not satisfying your process heating demands. Inspecting Distillation Towers Part 2: Revamps and Other Inspections December2018Back To BasicsDoug BouckProcess engineers are responsible for inspecting distillation columns. Follow this guide to prepare for a column revamp and other inspections. India’s Expanding Chemical Industry December2018Global OutlookRavi Raghavan, Jyeshtharaj B. (J. B.) JoshiThe chemical industry is the backbone of India’s industrial and agricultural development. Achieving the industry’s ambitious growth targets will require a combination of policy intervention, company-level initiatives, industry-academic partnerships, wise investments, and greater international access. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine or purchase an article reprint? Learn more about Reprints and Permissions.