Integrating green engineering into chemical engineering courses

Jim Henry, Robert Hesketh

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The need to introduce green engineering concepts and sustainable development issues to undergraduate students has become recognized to be increasingly important by industry and the general populace. One method of introducing this topic to engineers is to use examples of green engineering throughout the curriculum. This paper contains examples from courses such as Freshman Engineering, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena, and Process Dynamics and Controls. Through a program funded by the EPA the use of the "Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes" text can be incorporated throughout the curriculum. In this program we have developed teaching aides that include: powerpoint presentations, lecture notes, example problems, homework problems, case studies and experiments. In this program we have tailored these tools to fit specific engineering classes such as freshmen and sophomore engineering, mass & energy balances, materials, thermodynamics and upper level chemical engineering courses. We believe that using green engineering principles all through the education process will lead to our graduates being able to design processes and products of a sustainable future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2005Apr 14 2005

Publication series

Name2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2005 AIChE Spring National Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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