Campus Units

Chemical and Biological Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Microbiology, Toxicology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Chemical Engineering Educati onJournal

Volume

53

Issue

4

First Page

207

Last Page

212

Abstract

Undergraduate students taking the Material and Energy Balance course often comment on (a) having a desire to know more about what kinds of problems chemical engineers working in industry address; and (b) feeling that in-class examples and homework problems do not address real-world problems. This case study, used in the Material and Energy Balance course in spring 2018, aims to help students gain a better understanding of the chemical engineering profession and to closely study a new, high-impact production process. Relating the various concepts introduced throughout the semester to a single production process helps students integrate these concepts. Finally, by demonstrating the application of course concepts to the safe and lower-cost production of a potential anti-cancer compound, this case study may provide some of the benefits previously attributed to service-learning.

Comments

This article is published as Jarboe, Laura. “Material and Energy Balances: Flow Chemistry Case Study,” Chemical Engineering Education Journal 53, no. 4 (2019): 207-212. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ChE Division of ASEE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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