Unit Operations Laboratory 1

Unit Operations Laboratory 1
Experimental verification of unit operations design principles; data collection and reduction; report preparation.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCH EN 376 & ENGL 316 & STAT 201
 RecommendedCh En 391.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CH EN 475
Course Outcomes

Hands-on Lab Experiments

Students will gain hands on experience with chemical processes, units, and corresponding equipment through lab experiments

Key Dimensionless Quantities

Students will understand and be able to describe the physical significance of key dimensionless quantities including Re.

Modes Experience

Students will understand qualitatively conduction, forced and free convection, and radiation and have experience with one or more modes during experiments.

System Analyzation

Students will be able to analyze systems containing multiple resistances to heat transfer during laboratory experiments.

UO Lab Experiments

Students will understand convective heat transfer and be able to use heat transfer coefficients as they relate to the UO Laboratory experiments.

Process Variables

Students will demonstrate familiarity and experience with the measurement of process variables (e.g., P, T, flow rate, conc.) using manual and/or electronic devices and computers.

Lab Techniques

Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic laboratory techniques.

Scientific Method Strategies

Students will be able to use the scientific method and problem solving strategies, as well as statistical methods, to design, carry out, and analyze experiments in order to solve engineering problems.

Process Control Principles

Students will demonstrate familiarity and experience with the application of process control principles on an industrial control system.

Chemical Process Equipment

Students will demonstrate familiarity and experience with chemical process equipment.

Engineering Statistics

Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering statistics in their laboratory reports

Graphical Data

Students will demonstrate effective interpretation of graphical data.

Problem Solving

Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.

Ch En Topic Integration

Students will be able to integrate topics from various Chemical Engineering courses to solve realistic problems in the areas of heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermodynamics.

Creative Thinking

Students will exhibit critical and creative thinking skills for analysis and evaluation of problems and cause-effect relationships.

Input Data Evaluation

Students will be able to obtain and evaluate appropriate input information/data from databases, handbooks, correlations, experiments, literature, etc.

Solution Sophistication

Students will be able to rationalize units, make order of magnitude estimates, assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication.

Lab Safety

Students will understand and practice safe laboratory and chemicals-handling principles.

Oral Presentations

Students will be able to give effective, well organized oral presentations including the handling of questions and the use of appropriate visual aids.

Technical Report Writing

Students will be able to write effective, well organized technical reports, including formal engineering reports and short letter reports.


Students will practice good teamwork principles.

Performance Calculations

Students will be able to do performance calculations on heat exchangers from experimental data and demonstrate abilities or understanding in one or more of the following aspects: heat exchanger sizing, heat exchanger design, fouling, utilization of overall heat transfer coefficients, types of heat exchangers, and materials of construction.

Flow System Design

Students will be able to design or analyze flow systems involving one or more of the following aspects: pipes, valves, fittings, pumps, flow meters, Newtonian fluids, non-Newtonian fluids, laminar flow, and turbulent flow.

Technical Material

Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.