Students in Lafayette ChBE receive laboratory experiences ranging from bench to pilot-plant scale operations.
The Analytical Lab (CHE 131B) is used across multiple courses in the ChBE curriculum for characterization and quantifaction of collected samples in lab. In Experimental Design (CHE 322) and Integrated Chemical Engineering (CHE 412), students are able to identify distillation efficiency and VLE properties using gas chromatographic and reflectometry techniques.
In the Experimental Design I Laboratory (AEC 131D), students are exposed to fundamental concepts of momentum transport phenomena and thermodynamics in the first of our experimental laboratory courses, CHE 312.
The Unit Operations Laboratory (AEC 131/233) 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.