EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Code
90665
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
5 credits during the 3nd year of 10375 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/25
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course consists of describing and demonstrating by means of experimental laboratory tests some of the main industrial processes of chemical engineering. Student will acquire the fundamentals to work in a chemical and process laboratory.

At the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • produce laboratory reports on the practical course experiences;
  • design, set up and supervise easy experiments using lab-scale plants;
  • obtain significant measures using the most appropriate technique for the evaluation of the experiments;
  • understand and contextualize experimental data;
  • apply the safety and good laboratory practices.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lessons held in classroom with the help of slides, aimed to correctly perform the following laboratory experiments (15 hours) and of practical experiences that will be carried out by the students (35 hours). Students will work on team and individually, this way they will acquire transversal skills in terms of independent judgment and cooperation.

As part of the innovation learning project adopted by the Bachelor Degree Course in Chemical and Process Engineering, novel tools will be used for the active learning of students. The goal is to increase students' skills via interactive, experience-based, learning methodologies (e-learning, teamwork, etc.) for enhanced student participation, using an advanced level of communication that makes the student more aware and autonomous.

Students with certificates of LD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teachers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The syllabus of the course consists of:

  • introduction to the good laboratory practices and safety in chemical laboratories;
  • description of the activities that will be performed in laboratory and related references to the theory on unit operations (milling, sieving, bioreactors, and distillation columns);
  • experiments on mass balance in stirred tank;
  • experiments on batch-mode settlers;
  • experiments on the start-up and management of a bioreactor and following analysis on biomass and products;
  • start-up and management of a lab-scale distillation column in batch and continuous mode.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the material shown during the lessons is given to the students. In general, the notes of each lesson and the slides are sufficient to study and to have success in examinations.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Students could discuss with the teachers by fixing an appointment.

Exam Board

PATRIZIA PEREGO (President)

MATTEO CORNACCHIA

CATERINA SANNA

ALESSANDRO ALBERTO CASAZZA (President Substitute)

PAOLA COSTAMAGNA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lessons held in classroom with the help of slides, aimed to correctly perform the following laboratory experiments (15 hours) and of practical experiences that will be carried out by the students (35 hours). Students will work on team and individually, this way they will acquire transversal skills in terms of independent judgment and cooperation.

As part of the innovation learning project adopted by the Bachelor Degree Course in Chemical and Process Engineering, novel tools will be used for the active learning of students. The goal is to increase students' skills via interactive, experience-based, learning methodologies (e-learning, teamwork, etc.) for enhanced student participation, using an advanced level of communication that makes the student more aware and autonomous.

Students with certificates of LD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teachers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists in the production of periodical laboratory reports and in an interview on the contents of the reported experiences.

There will be 3 exams during the winter session and 4 exams during the summer session.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Student’s preparation will be verified by a written and an oral examination. The former, will be useful to evaluate the student skill in writing scientific report, while the second will give information on the student knowledge of the topics of the course. Moreover, The quality of the exposition, the correct use of technical terminology and critical reasoning ability will also be assessed.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
13/01/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
24/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale
10/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/06/2022 16:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
14/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
26/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

During the practical  laboratory lessons, students will be divided into two groups.

The frequency is strongly recommended and will be verified for the laboratory activities ( 70% of laboratory exercitations is needed to pass the exam)

For specific needs, students can talk to the professor before the starting of the course.

Student workers have to contact the professor before starting the course.

Student must have a personal cotton lab coat, while the personal protective equipment will be furnished by the laboratory.