..Unit Operations Laboratory I
..General Information.


Lectures: Tu/Th 12:30-1:20 JHN 075
Laboratories: Tu 8:30-12:20 (AA); Tu 1:30-5:20 (AB); or W 1:30-5:20 (AC) in BNS 035
Instructor: Prof. François Baneyx, BNS307, 685-765

Ye-Jin Hwang, BAG336A, 206-685-0502, Laboratory sections AA and AC, Experiments: Orifice Characterization (all experiments), Pump Characteristics (Experiment 1 only) and Transport Phenomena (Experiment 2 only)

John Katahara, Benjamin Hall 620N, 206-543-5556, Laboratory sections AA and AB, Experiments: Fin efficiency (all experiments), Pump Characteristics (Experiment 3 only) and Transport Phenomena (Experiment 1 only)

Janet Matsen, Benjamin Hall 440, 206-616-6954, Laboratory sections AB and AC, Experiments: Air Flow Measurements (all experiments), Pump Characteristics (Experiment 2 only) and Transport Phenomena (Experiment 3 only)

Office Hours: TAs will be available in the lab and by appointment. General inquiries and statistics questions should be directed to Prof. Baneyx. Drop by BNS307 or schedule an appointment by E-mail.
Goals: (i) To expand your understanding of Chemical Engineering concepts through their experimental application; (ii) To develop your research skills with techniques relevant to experimental planning, data acquisition, data analysis and the report of results; (iii) To enhance you ability to communicate technical information; (iv) To learn to work in teams.
Course Objectives: (i) To learn to deal with open-ended, team assignments found in practice. (ii) To plan and carry out safe, efficient experiments involving typical chemical engineering concepts. (iii) To analyze experimental results and make appropriate conclusions and recommendations. (iv) To write informative, persuasive technical reports. (v) To present effective oral reports.
Expectations: You are required to be on time and to act as a professional engineer in every assignment. We expect you to deal with team issues, timing and schedules in order to comply with the course requirements and to fulfill all laboratory requirements on time. We also expect you to make full use of the laboratory sessions time.
Lectures: We will meet on Tu/Th for part of the quarter (5-to-6 weeks) to discuss statistical analysis, writing, experimental design and ethics. At the end of the lecture series, you will hopefully be able to: (i) Assess the validity of the data you have gathered; (ii) Assess the extent to which errors can be propagated through calculations; (iii) compare 2 data sets in a statistically meaningful fashion; (iv) Extract the most important information from raw data; (v) Optimize an experimental design to obtain the most data through the least amount of work; and (vi) Understand the consequences of unethical behavior.
Laboratory Specifics and Grading: The class will be divided in teams of three students (with teams of two if needed). Each team will perform three laboratory experiments. For each experiment, one team member will serve as Task Leader for the written Planning Report, another for the Oral Report, and the last one for the Final Report. All reports will be graded on a scale of 100. For Planning Reports, the Task Leader will collect 60% of the grade and team members will each collect 20% of the grade. For Oral reports, the Task Leader will collect 60% of the grade and team members 0%. For Final Reports, the Task Leader will collect 80% of the grade and team members will each collect 30% of the grade. At the end of the quarter, each student will have submitted a Planning and Final report and given an Oral presentation. The maximum possible grade is thus 300. There will be no homeworks or final.
Late Reports: Late reports will be penalized by 10% for the first 0-24 hours and 10% for each additional day.
ABET Outcomes Evaluated in this Course: (i) An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data; (ii) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life learning life-long experiences.
Safety: (i) Goggles or safety glasses must be worn at all times in the laboratory. (ii) Wear appropriate clothing (flat close shoes, no short pants, etc); (iii) No food or drinks are allowed in the lab. (iv) Minimize entering and leaving the room. (v) People that are not enrolled in the class are not allowed in the laboratory. (vi) Nothing goes down the drain without permission.
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