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1 COURSE INFORMATION Course objectives In this course, experiments are chosen from the fields of biochemical engineering, unit operations and mass transfer. Students will collect and analyze the experimental data using the theoretical principles of heat and mass transfer, unit operations and biochemical engineering. Additionally, students will learn to conduct a laboratory experiment safely and will have the opportunity to improve their communication skills through preparation of laboratory reports. Experiments For the purpose of conducting experiments, students are to form groups (two students per group). Each group will be required to carry out four experiments to complete the course. The experiments for this course are as follows: 1. Fermentation: Kinetics of yeast growth 2. Filtration: Separation of calcium carbonate from water 3. Distillation: Batch separation of methanol from water 4. Liquid-Liquid Extraction Partially miscible liquids 5. Boiling and condensing heat transfer 6. Fluidization: Pressure drop and heat transfer
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2 Laboratory reports Each partner in the group is to submit one formal report (maximum 15-16 pages excluding appendices), one brief technical report (maximum 8-10 pages excluding appendices) and two technical memos (maximum 2 pages with an appendix of one sheet containing a maximum of three figures) to complete the requirements of the course. The partners are not allowed to submit the same kind of reports for the same lab and whenever one partner hands in a technical memo, the other partner must submit either a formal report or a brief technical report. For groups with more than two partners these rules will be relaxed. The guidelines for preparation of reports can be found in the laboratory manual. Although every group performs the same experiments, your data, interpretation, analysis, background review, etc. should be unique and based on your own ideas. Plagiarism is not permitted; use your own analysis and thoughts! In addition to submission of a printed copy, students are expected to email an electronic copy of their report to the instructor (section 1: Naveenji Arun section 3: Dr. Glyn Kennell ). Laboratory notebooks All original observations should be recorded clearly and neatly in a bound notebook. Data should be kept in an orderly and reasonably neat form. Students submitting a technical letter must carry out at least a sample calculation and include it in the notebook. All laboratory notebooks must be examined, dated and initialed by the laboratory demonstrator before you leave the lab. All laboratory notebooks must be handed in at the end of the term and will be assigned a mark.
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3 Safety Students must have studied the Department’s Safety Handbook prior to performing experiments. ( www.engr.usask.ca/index.php?cmd=tree_nodeID921 ). Each student must hand in a signed safety release form to the Laboratory Coordinator before they will be permitted to perform experiments in ChE 414. The form is available on the website indicated above. Safety regulations must be followed at all times while working in the
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