Chemical Engineering Laboratory 2

10 Units

This course advances your learning and experience in experimental aspects of a number of areas of chemical engineering. Both fundamental aspects, such as kinetics and reaction engineering, process control, heat and mass transfer and fluid flow as well as more applied topics will be covered. The course will not only serve to reinforce fundamental principles of chemical engineering, but also to the application of the technology. The course emphasises and reinforces topics and principles introduced in lectures through experiential learning in the laboratory and with practical work in general. In successfully completing the course you will develop report-writing skills and the ability to critique experimental data and techniques.

Students must attend and pass the WH&S laboratory induction requirements before attending labs.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Engineering
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying chemical engineering through practical experimentation
  2. Show an understanding of the issues related to experimental aspects of chemical engineering
  3. Exhibit expertise relevant to the practice of engineering
  4. Show management skills related to planning, developing and report writing activities
  5. Demonstrate some understanding of the professional obligations related to the discipline of engineering, with a special emphasis of the development of safe working practices during laboratory exercises

You will operate in small groups, but submit separate written reports, with each experiment taking one or two weeks to complete. The report formats will be specified during the course. The following experiments are indicative of those that may be covered in this course: • Packed and fluidised bed behaviour in a solid-liquid system • Mass transfer from falling liquid drops • An analysis of simple liquid mixing • A study of binary distillation in a packed column • Flotation kinetics of an ore • Reaction kinetics in a tubular flow reactor • Stirred tank power studies • Water softening and ion exchange

  • This course replaces CHEE3841. If you have successfully completed CHEE3841 you cannot enrol in this course.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): CHEE3841. Students who have successfully completed CHEE3841 are not eligible to enrol in CHEE3825.
Assumed Knowledge CHEE2825
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Pre-Lab Report 1 to 4
  • Report: Laboratory Report 1 to 4
  • Presentation: Seminar

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Compulsory Requirements
  • General Course Requirements: 1. Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. (To pass the course, students must attend laboratory sessions; see Learning Outcome 1, 2 and 4.) 2. Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. (Laboratory Induction WH&S Requirement ¿ Before attending laboratory sessions students must complete the mandatory Laboratory Induction.)
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for CHEE3825
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