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Research Labs

Unit Operations Laboratory

Location: Madison Hall, Room 110

There are approximately 20 unit operations in this lab, which include:

  • A 30-60 psi boiler, with running water, compressed air, and vacuum capabilities;
  • Reynolds Number apparatus;
  • Portable fuel cell with load test unit;
  • Refrigeration unit; and
  • Armfield ion exchange unit.

This lab is used for chemical engineering courses 403 and 404.

Controls and Simulation Laboratory

Location: Madison Hall, Room 229

This lab regularly utilizes interaction with the Unit Operations laboratory. In the Controls and Simulation Laboratory, there is a newly acquired DelvaV control system connected to a single-effect evaporator. There are also four table-top control units, which are used to illustrate controls in a real-time application.

The lab also recently acquired nine dynamic simulator packages for distillation and boiler modules.

This lab is used for engineering course 413.

Cabot Process Simulation Laboratory

Cabot recently provided funds to renovate the Department's Chemical Process Simulation Laboratory.

Location: Madison Hall, Room 210

This computer design laboratory includes 40 computers equipped with:

  • Custom plant design software
  • Controls software
  • Microsoft Office

There is also a projection system to assist with the plant design lectures.

This lab is used for chemical engineering courses 407 and 408.