This course is attractive for chemical and biochemical engineering students who want to get practical experience with common unit operations. The Prerequisites are two to three years BSc study in chemical or biochemical engineering and fundamental knowledge within heat transfer, fluid mechanics and mathematics.
During the course, you will do practical laboratory scale experiments combined with spreadsheet treatment of the data obtained within
- Heat transfer in heat exchangers
- Filtration on filter presses
- Reverse osmosis filtration
- Drying of solids using tunnel tray dryers
- Characterization of gas and liquid particle fluidization
- Characterization of packed absorption column hydrodynamics
The course will include:
- One day lectures on safety instructions, report writing, and spreadsheet introduction
- Three days laboratory exercises (in smaller groups) with supervision by course instructor and technical staff
- Five days’ work with data treatment and reporting with supervision by course instructor, and participation in a course seminar with presentation of selected results
- Company visit
During the course, you will meet the chemical engineering staff, and there will be a short presentation of main research areas and the MSc program in Chemical Engineering at the department.
Teaching and Instruction method
The Faculty of Engineering has adopted a student-centered approach to learning, and teaching is based on problem based project work. Students participate significantly in class and carry out experimental work in small teams. The experimental work, data analysis and reporting will be done in teams of 3-4 persons.
The evaluation will be based on the technical reports and the presentation of selected results.
You must have completed two years of engineering studies in chemical or biochemical engineering.
Mathematics at the level of first year university math, a course in Chemical Unit Operations, Heat Transfer and Mass transfer at the bachelor level is specifically required. General computer skills. Students are required to bring their own laptop computer with appropriate software: Word-processor, spreadsheet etc.
The course especially targets students who might have an interest in enrolling in SDU’s MSc. program within chemical, biochemical or functional materials engineering, but will of cause be of interest to BSc. engineering students within these fields in general.