Teaching Lab B

Introduction to CHE 409 Laboratory Course

Building on the foundation laid by CHE 309, the CHE 409 Laboratory Course takes your Chemical Engineering education to the next level. Located in state-of-the-art facilities, this course includes 12 advanced experiments across three specialized areas: Unit Operations, Reaction Kinetics, and Process Dynamics & Control.

Unit Operations: From Distillation to Extraction

The Unit Operations Lab enables you to operate and analyze real industrial equipment. Learn the intricacies of distillation columns, measure the efficiency of double-effect evaporators, and even experiment with a liquid-liquid extraction unit, complete with Gas Chromatography (GC) for product analysis.

Reaction Kinetics: Exploring Rates and Reactions

Engage with the heart of chemical engineering by diving deep into Reaction Kinetics. Get hands-on experience with plug flow reactors, continuous stirred-tank reactors, and batch reactors. This lab uniquely features real-time titration and conductivity measurement techniques to assess reaction rates and product concentrations.

Process Dynamics & Control: Mastering Industrial Systems

The Process Control Lab offers a set of experiments designed to familiarize you with the dynamics of stirred tanks, the characteristics of thermocouples, and computerized pressure control systems. Learn the essentials of controller tuning through the Ziegler-Nichols method, ensuring you're well-equipped to manage modern process control systems.

Link to Teaching Lab A (CHE 309)

As a continuation of CHE 309, the CHE 409 Laboratory Course aims to consolidate your foundational knowledge and add a layer of complexity. The skill sets developed in these two courses are interlinked, providing you a seamless transition and a comprehensive skill set that’s invaluable in both academia and industry.

Challenge yourself with CHE 409, where you'll gain deeper insights and hands-on experience in the advanced facets of Chemical Engineering.