A unique experiment of fluidized bed polymer coating process, which has a large impact on student learning and retention, was described. This experiment, developed for a NSF Novel Process Workshop, is a highly visual experiment in chemical engineering processes and experimentation. The purpose of this experiment is to introduce students to basic measurements of temperature, pressure, flowrate, film thickness using a fluidized bed coating unit. The students conduct a series of pilot runs in the fluidized bed coating system to determine values for the process variables which will produce the desired coating thickness. The students find that the coating thickness can be increased by increasing either the coating temperature and time.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2000|
|Event||2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States|
Duration: Jun 18 2000 → Jun 21 2000
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