CBEMS 140B Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (2017-2018)

CBEMS 140B Chemical Engineering Laboratory II

(Required for ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 140B Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (Credit Units: 4) Continuation of the CBEMS 140A covering mass transfer operations such as distillation, absorption, extraction, etc. Rate and equilibria studies in simple chemical systems with and without reaction. Study of chemical process. Prerequisite: CBEMS130; CBEMS135; CBEMS140A. Chemical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. . (Design units: 3)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Mikael Nilsson
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Plan and conduct lab experiments to solve Chemical Engineering problems.

2. Conduct laboratory experiments safely.

3. Learn how to operate, manipulate, and calibrate engineering machinery and measurement devices.

4. Collect and analyze experimental data using statistical principles, and compare results to theoretical principles.

5. Learn how to work together in a group of peers.

6. Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations that summarize experimental findings and analysis.

7. Prepare written lab reports that clearly communicate experimental results, analysis, and relationship to theory.

8. Learn the ethical responsibilities that come with conducting experiments and communicating data, including accurate reporting and proper attribution.

Prerequisites by Topic

Engineering calculations, differential equations; momentum, heat and mass transfer; reaction engineering; computer literacy and basic skills

Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of discussion and 8 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Need for analyzing experimental results.

Laboratory Projects:

Liquid/liquid extraction; Batch distillation; tubular flow reactor; Gas Absorption; Dynamics of stirred tank; Process control

Professional Component

This course is designed to contribute to the students’ knowledge of engineering topics, and design experience. The following considerations are included in this course: economic, environmental, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability.

Design Content Description

Projects, Lab Experimental Design

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:
  • Lab reports (grade will be equally shared by group members; graded by the instructor): 60%
  • Lab quizzes (at the start of each new experiment): 10%
  • Oral presentations (by group leader): 20%
  • Lab Performance (graded by the students): 5%
  • Class Participation (monitored and graded by the instructor and TAs): 5%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 3.0 credit units

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 30, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr