This course extends the laboratory experience from the previous Chemical Engineering Principles Lab, and focuses on unit operations common to engineering practice. Students work in teams to design experimental procedures on existing equipment, and to in some cases, manipulate experimental apparatus to achieve specific experimental goals.
Students are introduced to basic equipment and methodologies for designing laboratory experiments, measuring results, interpreting data, and drawing objective conclusions. Students work in teams to design experimental procedures, identify lab equipment, and assemble simple apparatus to achieve specific experimental goals.
This course covers the fundamental principles of interfacial phenomena incorporating unique physics and chemistry associated with interfaces arising between liquids, gases, and solids. It is designed to introduce students to the significance of interfacial science in important engineering applications such as the wetting behavior of liquids on solid surfaces, the coating of thin liquid films, the formation of dispersed phases, and colloid & nanoparticle technology.