Throughout my time as an undergraduate so far, all of our chemistry classes have had lab sections attached to them, but none of the main chemical engineering courses have had a lab section attached except for introduction to chemical engineering and my nanotechnology classes. We’ve learned a lot of theory so far, but have not had a chance to apply the theory.
That’s where CHE 444aL comes into play! CHE 444aL is the Chemical Engineering Laboratory, and the labs focus on applying the theory we’ve learned in our other classes such as Separation Processes, Thermodynamics, Chemical Reactor Engineering, and Viscous Flow.
The labs meet weekly, and we work in teams of 5 to complete the labs in a 3 hour period. We then write up reports on the labs, and answer design questions that are related to the labs. Some of the labs we have done so far have studied corrosion, liquid liquid extraction, and adsorption.
Since this is a two part class, I will take the second semester of the class, CHE 444BL, next semester!