Unit Operations Laboratory 2

Unit Operations Laboratory 2
Experimental verification of unit operations design principles; data collection and reduction; report preparation.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCH EN 386 & CH EN 475 & CH EN 476
 TaughtWinter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining CH EN 477
Course Outcomes

Hands-on Lab Experiments

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

Mass Transfer Coefficients

Students will be able to estimate mass transfer coefficients and use them to determine mass transfer rates for both external and internal flows and across phase boundaries.

Kinetics Fundamentals

Students will understand fundamentals of kinetics including definitions of rate and forms of rate expressions during laboratory experiments.

Measurement of 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.

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

Rate Expressions

Students will be able to determine rate expressions by analyzing reactor data including integral and differential analysis on constant- and/or variable-volume systems in laboratory experiments.

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 kinetics and separations.

Creative Thinking

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

Obtain & Evaluate Data

Students will be able to obtain and evaluate appropriate informational/data from databases, hand books, 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 size and do performance calculations on single, isothermal plug-flow, CSTR, or batch reactors for a single homogeneous or heterogeneous reaction from experimental data.

Column Design

Students will be able to design tray-type columns (e.g., number of trays, tray efficiency, column height, column diameter, product specs) and/or packed columns (e.g., height of column, packing material, column diameter, flooding velocity).

Technical Material

Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.