Students in Lafayette ChBE receive laboratory experiences ranging from bench to pilot-plant scale operations.

Thermophysical Properties Laboratory

12118591813_408c4f2dfa_h202 Acopian Engineering Center contains the Thermophysical Properties Laboratory, where experiments for our program’s junior-level Experimental Design I course are held. Students are exposed to fundamental concepts of momentum transport phenomena and thermodynamics.

Highlighted Equipment/Processes
  • Brookfield viscometry
  • Cannon-Fenske viscometry
  • UV-Visible light spectrophotometry
  • Bomb calorimetry

Unit Operations Laboratory

12056563566_723be69a2c_hLocated in 233 Acopian Engineering Center, the Unit Operations Laboratory houses experiments for our program’s junior-level Experimental Design II course and senior-level Integrated Chemical Engineering course. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in mass/heat transfer, separations, and process control via a variety of plant-scale experiences.

Highlighted Equipment/Processes
  • Continuous flow distillation
  • Batch distillation
  • Gas stripping/absorption
  • Reverse-osmosis separation

 

Research Laboratories

Working with Professor Polly Piergiovanni on a Fluid Pump Flow experiment Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Rachel tenney '18 pipets.

Working with Professor Polly Piergiovanni on a Fluid Pump Flow experiment Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Rachel Tenney ’18 pipets.

Students whom are participating in an Honors Thesis, Independent Study, or one of our several Chemical Engineering Elective Courses will have opportunities to work with novel equipment and processes in our department’s Research Laboratories.

Please follow the following link for more information about the exciting research taking place in our department.