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Chemical Processing creates high readership by focusing on what keeps readers up at night. We see five key challenges that we try to incorporate into every article we write:

  • Improving competitiveness
  • Optimizing operations
  • Complying with regulations
  • Retaining expertise and institutional knowledge
  • Maintaining job opportunities

Our editorial expertise and industry relationships translate into an informed and engaged readership—which, in turn, creates a powerful advertising environment for your products. View an editorial preview for an upcoming issue.  Go to Chemical Processing’s 2016 Editorial Calendar

Chemical Processing’s Editorial Mission

  • To foster greater reliability, efficiency and competitiveness of chemical plants, while enhancing quality, environmental and safety performance.
  • To share best practices for the design of plants and the selection, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of key process elements and equipment.
  • To represent the interests of engineers and other professionals involved in the design and operation of chemical plants.
  • To lead the chemical industry in raising the level of discussion of challenges and the involvement of all groups within the industry in addressing them.

In Each Issue

Each issue of Chemical Processing provides practical information aimed at helping technical professionals successfully address these challenges-through articles and columns written by industry experts, as well as staff-written stories and columns.  Go to Chemical Processing’s 2016 Editorial Calendar

The magazine features substantive bylined articles organized according to key topics:

  • Cover Story looks at emerging issues and developments that promise to significantly impact the chemical industry.
  • Design and Optimization provides practical guidance on how to set up a process and select equipment.
  • Maintenance and Optimization offers pointers for making the most of plant assets.
  • Solids and Fluids Handling focuses on equipment and systems that handle process materials.
  • Instrumentation and Control covers the hardware and software used to monitor and regulate processes.
  • Making It Work details how a particular plant improved its operations by adopting innovative technology.

Every month’s issue also contains columns and departments that provide hands-on help and valuable insights:

  • Field Notes, in which Dirk Willard, a veteran engineer, offers practical guidance about design and operational issues.
  • Energy Saver, by Riyaz Papar, a long-time consultant, focuses on how plants can improve their efficiency in using heat, electricity and other key utilities.
  • Regulatory Compliance features reports from Lynn Bergeson, a Washington lawyer specializing in this area, on the latest regulations and their implications.
  • Plant Insites, in which Andrew Sloley, an experienced practitioner, provides real-world pointers for troubleshooting specific plant problems.
  • Process Puzzler lets readers pose problems and presents advice from other readers on how to deal with them.
  • Solid Advice, an every-other-month column where  Tom Blackwood, a seasoned specialist, shares insights about dealing with powders and other solids.

In addition, each issue features commentaries on broader issues facing the chemical industry:

  • From the Editor offers the opinions of Editor-in-Chief Mark Rosenzweig on a broad range of topics related to the chemical industry—economic, technical, professional and more—gleaned from his decades of involvement with the industry and his extensive contacts.
  • End Point provides a forum for Sean Ottewell, our editor-at-large based in Ireland, to offer his take on international developments and issues.

Chemical Processing’s Editor in Chief

Mark Rosenzweig, a veteran of more than 45 years in technical publishing for the chemical industry, has been editor of Chemical Processing since 2003. His previous experience includes editor-in-chief of Chemical Engineering Progress magazine, published by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, for 11 years. Before that, he spent more than 20 years at Chemical Engineering magazine, then published by McGraw-Hill, serving in increasingly responsible roles, including Managing Editor — Engineering Practice; Managing Editor, News; and for four years, European Editor, based in London. Elected a Fellow of the American institute of Chemical Engineers, Mark has been very active in that professional society, serving as chairman of its New York section and in key roles on national committees. He received a baccalaureate in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union, New York. His editorial awards include the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award for Editorial Excellence, given by American Business Media, for a series of articles on engineering ethics.


Chemical Processing regularly receives recognition for the quality of its content and design.  In the last six years alone, the American Society of Business Press Editors has bestowed more than 12 of its coveted “Azbee Awards” on the magazine.

“Making it Work” –Case History, Regional Gold, National Silver

“From the Editor” –Editorials, Regional Bronze
“Field Notes” –Contributed Column, Regional Silver
“Behold the Evolving Engineer” –Front Cover – Computer Generated, Regional Bronze

“Field Notes”–Contributed Column, Regional Bronze
“Disposable Sensors Pass Litmus Test”–Cover Photo, Regional Silver

“Energy Saver” –Contributed Column, Regional Silver
“Adroitly Manage Alarms” –Technical Article, Regional Gold
“A Different Plant Appears on the Horizon” –Opening Page/Spread – Computer Generated, Regional Silver

“Protect Your Plant” –Feature Article, Regional Silver
“Watch Out With Variable Speed Pumping” –Technical Article, Regional Bronze
“Who’s A Big Hit?” –Opening Page/Spread – Photo, Regional Silver


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