Building bridges: A course to transition chemistry students to chemical engineering

Z. Otero Keil, R. P. Hesketh

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A course for transition chemistry students of chemical engineering was developed with the Department of Chemistry and Physics. It includes fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer. Some reaction kinetics was also presented. For students with a chemistry background, this type of experience provides a strong beginning in a chemical engineering graduate program. Students experimented with the effect of interfacial area on mass transfer by measuring the quality of the coffee brewed as a function of coffee particle size. They used a spectrophotometer to measure the absorbance of the coffee.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Engineering Education Beyond the Millenium - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 18 2000Jun 21 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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