ChE 414 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II. Instructor Dr. C. Niu. September 10, 2012. Contact info. Instructor: Dr. C. Niu Engineering 1C129 firstname.lastname@example.org; ph: 966-2174 Coordinator: Dale Claude Engineering 1D43 email@example.com; ph: 966-4707 Technician: Kevin Carter
Dr. C. Niu
September 10, 2012
- ChE 414.2 Laboratory Manual
(available online on the course website)
- S. Jeter, J. Donnell. (2004) Writing style and standards in undergraduate reports
Office Hours: open door / email
Rm: 1C129 Eng. Bldg.
- Equipment operation
- Data recording
- Analysis of the data using academic theory
- Technical report writing
in the selected typical Chem. Eng. processes
Overall mark: 100%
Plagiarism results in 0 mark for the report
Be aware of & Followthe new University of Saskatchewan Academic Honesty/Dishonesty definitions, rules and procedures www.usask.ca/honesty.
- 2 weeks after the experiment date.
- The date of submission is counted by the date on which the hard copies of your reports are handed in to and signed by Mr. Dale Claude.
- Electronic copies of the reports must be sent to both Dale and Dr. Niu by email on the same day for verification.
- When submission on weekends, the date of submission of reports by email can be counted, however, the hardcopies of your reports must be handed in to Dale on the following Monday to avoid extra delay penalty.
- 7 “free” late hand-in days for the whole course
- Must indicate on your reports when use it to avoid late penalty.
Be prepared for:
Initiate the contact for the pre-lab help
with the demonstrators & the lab coordinator
During the experiments:
One student is required to hand in
In one group, you may label the 4 labs by A, B, C, and D in your own order.
Each member of the group should keep the same order.
No sheets of paper
Permanently bounded & recorded
Suggest making table for recording data
Refer to ChE 414 class website for
RULES FOR LABORTORY NOTEBOOKS
Submit the lab notebook
at the end of the term (by Dec 5, 2012) for marking
Table of contents
Literature review or theory
to the particular experiments
detailed derivation placed in Appendix
Apparatus and Experimental Procedures
make, model and use
Highlight important experimental conditions
Make sure other people can repeat your work and obtain the same results if they follow your description.
Results and Discussion
required in the Lab Manual in words and graphs.
Figure 1. Modeling the effect of IS on Cr uptakes40±1 mg AWUS, 20±0.2 mL solution
Conclusions and Recommendations
Refer to a published paper.
Reference format examples
In the text:
……Adams concluded that ……1. However, that conclusion may be suspicious because ……2
In the Reference section:
1. Adams, A. B. title of publication. ……
2. Cook, H. M., Author #2, ……
Ref: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
or in the text:
It was concluded ( Adams, 2001) that ……. However, that conclusion may be suspicious (Davis and Volesky, 2001) because ……(Niu, et al., 2005)
Adams, A. B. year, title of publication, publisher, page (book)
Davis, T. and B. Volesky, year, title of paper, journal name, volume, issue, pages (paper)
Niu, C., M. Huang and B.Volesky, year ….
Ref: Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
1. Calculation of the volumetric flow rate of air through the absorption column
Result with proper sig figs
- a brief introduction stating the nature and purpose of the investigation
- a brief explanation of the procedures and apparatuses
- a summary of all the required most significant quantitative results (no tables, figures and equations)
The most important theory should be mentioned here.
Absence of abstract, introduction, theory/literature review, materials and methods sections.
1. Brief report: the maximum length of the main body of text is 8-10 pages. The main body of text includes Summary, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, and Recommendations. The maximum number of graphs or tables are five. The other requirements remain same as described in the Lab Conference Notes.
2. Formal report: the maximum length of the main body of text is 15-16 pages with most significant graphs included in the text. The main body includes the sections from Introduction to Recommendations as described in the Lab Conference Notes. The other requirements remain same as that in the Lab Conference Notes.
3. Your brief and formal reports are marked by me and memos by the lab demonstrators.
No grammar & typographical errors
registration for T1 classes
without academic penalty
Last day to hand in laboratory reports and
laboratory notebooks for marking