Chemical and Biological Engineering, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Microbiology, Toxicology
Journal or Book Title
Chemical Engineering Educati onJournal
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.
ChE Division of ASEE
Jarboe, Laura R., "Material and Energy Balances: Flow Chemistry Case Study" (2019). Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications. 467.