Michigan Technological University

Department of Chemical Engineering

Unit Operations Lab

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The Department of Chemical Engineering Program offers students a unique learning experience with its world-class Unit Operations Laboratory and Process Simulation and Control Center (PSCC), which boasts 6,500 square feet and a three-story open bay dedicated to chemical-processing education.

The laboratory features twelve bench and pilot-plant-scale unit-operations experiments focused on pumping fundamentals, heat exchange, membrane separation, kinetics, liquid extraction, vacuum drying, and flow measurement, among other chemical processes. Students gain hands-on experience with two fully automated pilot plants: a three-story distillation column (solvent recovery unit) and a two-story batch reactor. The PSCC is equipped with a DeltaVTM control system and PI-ProcessBookTM software.

This unique facility affords students the opportunity to learn in a real-world chemical-processing work environment providing a practical, hands-on experience. Two exciting capstone courses for chemical engineering seniors are based on the lab; these courses allow students to build teamwork skills in a state-of-the-art learning complex. Process safety is emphasized in the laboratory.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building 203
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Ph. 906-487-3132
Fax: 906-487-3213
Email: ChemEng@mtu.edu

Michigan Technological University

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

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